Gemdale USA Launches its Initial Internship Program with Non-Profit Organization, First Workings
New York City
August 26, 2017
Gemdale USA Corporation has been actively immersed in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives at the real estate project level in numerous of its developments, as well as at a corporate level and has employed philanthropic activities within various aspects of its business.
As one such example, Gemdale USA was pleased to partner with First Workings, a non-profit educational organization, in participating in the first of its hoped for many internships for underserved and underrepresented students in the First Workings program.
The program’s mission is to provide students their first experience in a working environment, as a building block in the foundations necessary in helping them fulfill their aims and ambitions.
The Gemdale USA New York City office welcomed its first high-school student intern in August 2017. While the intern had little exposure to the real estate industry prior to joining Gemdale USA, Gemdale offered the intern the opportunity to work in a rotation program throughout different functions at the fully-integrated real estate enterprise, including rotations through its New York City office’s acquisitions, investment, development, public relations, and administration areas.
“We were delighted to have our initial First Workings intern as part of our Gemdale USA New York City Family this summer”, shared Mr. Jason Zhu, Chairman of Gemdale USA, noting further that “the mission of First Workings cannot be more important today in providing opportunities to the less-privileged to enter the initial rungs of the professional workforce and add credibility to their college and future job endeavors.”
In addition to office work, various Gemdale USA teams also took the First Workings intern to Gemdale’s job sites in Manhattan and as well as created special “Lunch & Learn” sessions to give the intern a more immersive experience in the real estate industry.
“Although this was a short-term internship program, we truly formed bonds with our intern, who could hopefully learn something valuable from our collective team in building additional foundations for a successful career,” Mr. Michael Krupa, President of Gemdale USA shared.