First Capital Is Proud to Announce Another Year of Our Summer Intern Program! 

Our intern applications for 2024 are currently closed. Click here to apply and explore our other positions today!

Since the first cohort joined us in 2017, we’ve had many talented young professionals come through our Summer Intern Program, kick off their careers, and ultimately make their mark in the Canadian Real Estate industry. We’re looking for the next generation of Real Estate professionals to revolutionize and push our industry forward. Do you have what it takes?  

About FCR’s Unique Intern Program 

Our Intern Program gives young professionals access to enriching opportunities to start and accelerate their careers. Through this program, First Capital Interns gain real, meaningful work experience through hands-on activities, working alongside our leaders on exciting projects and strategies. In addition to day-to-day assignments, Interns have access to a series of learning and networking events, mentorship sessions from our leaders, and an end-of-term Capstone Project. Our goal is to provide all program graduates with a solid understanding of our business, the Canadian Real Estate (CRE) industry, and a wealth of valuable connections. 

The program spans from May to August and we offer positions in many departments including Asset Strategy, Real Estate Services, Development, Information Technology, Marketing & Communications, People & Culture, Finance & Accounting, Legal, and many more across our offices in Canada. There’s truly something for everyone! 

A Recap of our 2023 Summer Intern Program 

Our 2023 program, which consisted of 18 interns, featured role-specific projects, weekly Learning and Mentorship Sessions, Intern Socials, Networking Events, and the end-of-term Capstone Project. 

The Capstone Project Presentation  

Our Interns also take part in the Capstone Project that ties all the foundational elements of the internship program — practical work experience, collaboration, research, and innovative problem-solving. Interns from across their disciplines work together and look for ways to drive creativity and innovation within our portfolio of mixed-use real estate. This project spans the entirety of the program and is presented to our Executive Leadership Team at the end of the four-month term. Talk about real work experience! 

Testimonials From Past Interns (and Interns turned Employees!)  

What’s it like to intern at First Capital? Check out some testimonials below and get a glimpse into what your experience could be like: 

I joined First Capital as a summer law intern in 2023. During this time, I had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in real estate and leasing law while developing an understanding of the CRE industry. I also had the benefit of working under exceptional mentors who made a point to prioritize my education and growth as a legal professional. I have come to appreciate First Capital’s welcoming culture and have developed lifelong personal and professional relationships with my peers. First Capital’s summer intern program is a valuable springboard to any student’s career, and I cannot endorse it enough.” 

– Brody Zuckerman, Summer Law Student (2023) 

“FCR promotes the growth of every employee, regardless of position. As a young professional, being challenged and tasked with higher-level responsibilities is a unique way to learn that most internships don’t provide. While I learned how to tackle real-life problems in the CRE industry, I also learned the value of surrounding oneself with professional and personal mentors who want to see you succeed. Thank you to everyone who imparted wisdom and patience over the past 16 weeks, it goes a long way for us!” 

– Mafe Angeles, Marketing and Communications Intern (2023)

“In the Summer of 2023, I began my internship with First Capital as a Property Management Intern. FCR’s intern program was exactly what I was looking for, and the skills I gained in correspondence/project management and ESG analysis are all going to be indispensable as I go on to complete my studies. In operations, I wasn’t just an intern; I was a future property manager, and my mentors did everything they could to get me ready for when I find myself working alongside them. The feeling of genuine teamwork is something you can’t find in many workplaces, but everything First Capital did has really made me feel like I’m a part of a family.” 

– Nathan Baggs, Property Management Intern (2023) 

“This summer I had an amazing time working as a property accounting intern at FCR. I really value that my managers have given me guidance and support, which allows me to develop both personally and professionally. Aside from acquiring a wealth of practical knowledge within my own field, I’ve had the invaluable opportunity to delve into various other departments, fostering connections with professionals across the company and gaining a holistic understanding of its operations. I am truly grateful for such a great experience to contribute, learn, and evolve within FCR’s dynamic and nurturing environment.” 

– Angela Wang, Property Accounting Intern (2023)

Over eight years ago, I began my professional journey as an intern at First Capital. This role served as a solid foundation from which to build my career by immersing me in a wide range of projects at a company renowned for its best-in-class portfolio and platform. The invaluable experiences I gained and the guidance of my mentors within the company allowed me to transition seamlessly into a full-time position following my graduation, and I have continued to grow with the company ever since. I would encourage any aspiring professional to explore an internship at First Capital REIT!” 

– Jeff Farbman, Vice President of Investments at First Capital 

“In the summer of 2022, I began working at First Capital as a marketing intern, and it has been a fulfilling experience ever since. The warm and welcoming work environment provided an excellent introduction to the professional world, allowing me to develop new skills and grow in more ways than I could have imagined. During my internship, I honed a diverse skill set, including collaboration, communication, and organization, and was able to apply much of what I had studied during my academic experience.  

After being offered a full-time position in 2023 and getting more involved in the company, I had the opportunity to refine my graphic design skills and work collaboratively across various departments. The exceptional work culture at FCR, coupled with my incredible mentors, has been a valuable asset that has guided and supported me throughout my journey here. I look forward to an exciting future here at FCR. 

– Kristian Murphy, Junior Graphic Designer at First Capital 

Why First Capital?  

At First Capital, we offer a dynamic and diverse environment that allows for all our employees to grow and be successful. We invest in those who are passionate about what they do, are always willing to put their best foot forward, and are dedicated to working together to drive innovation and achieve success.  

We’re passionate about empowering the next generation of professionals in the real estate industry, and we aim to continue growing and implementing our yearly intern program to achieve this goal. Challenging, exciting, dynamic, and rewarding; FCR’s workplace offers enriching opportunities to grow and contribute meaningfully to our neighbourhoods.   

Interested in joining our intern program this year? Click here to apply and explore our Summer 2024 openings! 

We will also be hosting a virtual Coffee Chat on February 7th, 2024, at 2:30 pm EST, where you can learn more about First Capital, the Intern Program, and ask any questions you may have. Sign up for the virtual Coffee Chat here.    

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