Metra Intern-Real Est and Con Mgmt in Chicago, Illinois

Intern-Real Est and Con Mgmt


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The Metra Internship Program provides an opportunity for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students to gain practical experience through on-the-job learning. Metra assigns students to projects related to their academic/educational field of study, which complements classroom instruction. The knowledge gained contributes to career development, while the experience provides insight on the wide variety of jobs in the transportation industry.

The Intern will integrate classroom learning with hands on experience of reviewing property deeds, agreements, maps and developing a comprehensive spreadsheet that will track Metra’s acquired property deeds and provide the ability to cross reference acquisition files and match their respective map locations. The intern will benefit from learning a unique and specialized craft of analyzing and interpreting property deeds, agreements and land maps. This is an opportunity for the intern to build on their experiences and include this project as part of their academic portfolio.

  • Extracting pertinent information from property deeds, agreements and maps;

  • Electronically document the pertinent information into a spreadsheet, for cataloging purposes;

  • Assist in the organization of deeds and ancillary documents

  • Digitizing of property deeds, agreements and maps.

The length of the program is up to one year with three (3) mandatory one-week break periods during the school year: May, September and December

Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.


The Intern must be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in an undergraduate program or in a graduate program from an accredited institution. Majors related to Urban Planning, Archival/Library Administration, Real Estate or Business Administration preferred. Other preferred qualification include: comfortable with legal agreements, advanced computer literacy with Microsoft Word and Excel as well as the ability to analyze and solve problems. Must be detailed oriented, with strong administrative, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to create, track and build working spreadsheets and basic understanding of real estate, including related contractual terms is a plus.

Must be 18 years or older; able to legally work in the United States; a student in good standing for each semester/quarter during their internship; and available to work between 12 and 20 hours per week for up to one year (optional: 40 hours per week during summer months).

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

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