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Sustainability Internship

R0079241 Charleston, South Carolina


Greystar is looking for dedicated and hard-working individuals who want to help us continue to be the best as what we do. Today, we are the largest rental housing operator and developer in the US and one of the largest global investment management companies, delivering industry-leading services to investors, clients, and residents. We offer unrivaled professional development and career growth opportunities to our team members and look forward to welcoming you to Greystar, where our people are what make us the Global Leader in Rental Housing.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Greystar team member? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Professional
  • Risk-Taker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
  • Communicator



Health insurance (including company-paid opportunities) is offered, along with competitive dental and vision insurance plan options

Retirement Planning

Flexible Spending Accounts and Employer-matched 401(k) plans are offered

Paid Time Off

Full-time team members receive generous paid time off – including your birthday! – as well as paid sick leave, personal days, and company holidays

Paid Parental Leave

Maternal and paternal paid leave is available for the birth or adoption of a child

Professional Development

Ongoing support is available for career advancement opportunities in addition to corporate training programs

Employee Assistance

Experienced counselors are available 24/7 for confidential assistance to listen and help you find solutions at no cost to you

Note: Outlined benefits may vary for international team members.

Job Responsibilities

Greystar’s Global Investment Management business is looking for a Summer Associate to join the sustainability team. The role provides an opportunity for graduate-level students planning a career in sustainability to work closely with our global head of sustainability. The Summer Associates will gain in-depth knowledge with annual ESG reporting process for the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), benchmarking Greystar assets and identifying energy efficiency opportunities, supporting investment teams budget capital investments to decarbonize assets, and supporting on-site solar deployment and other strategic initiatives to enhance the climate resiliency of Greystar’s portfolios.
The Internship Program runs from June-August 2023.


  • Work with the functional team to get a sense of their duties and responsibilities in an effort to gain knowledge of day to day processes, procedures, etc.
  • May work closely with senior team members to complete various financial, administrative, and other reports and analysis as assigned or as necessary.

  • Become familiar with Company applications and operational techniques through completing required in-house training programs.

  • May work on special projects that require building relationships and partnering with other lines of business or external clients to reach goals.

  • May conduct research on and prepare an assessment of a conceptual idea within the lines of business.

  • Complete end of program Capstone project and presentation.

  •  Participate in Intern Program events such as Orientation, Executive Speaker Series, Trainings & Workshops, weekly Lunch & Learns, Mentorship activities, and site visits.

Depending on the position offered, regular full-time and part-time team members may be eligible to participate in a bonus program in addition to their base salary.  Once eligible,  team members may participate in the 401k plan.  Regular, full-time team members are also offered a  range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits from which to choose.

Greystar will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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