The Durst Organization

Summer Employee

US-NY-New York
# of Openings
Human Resources

Durst Profile

The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 1,250 units of residential rental housing. The Durst Organization built the most environmentally advanced skyscraper in the United States, the 2.1 million square foot LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. The Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential properties.

The Durst Organization is the joint venture and equity partner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the development of One World Trade Center, the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building. The Durst Organization is the managing partner of the 3 million square foot office tower responsible for tenant fit-out, leasing and property management. The Durst Organization is currently building two mixed-use residential buildings. 855 Avenue of the Americas is a 570,000 square foot residential rental tower above an office and retail base and W57th Street is a 709 unit rental building above 45,000 square feet of retail. Both projects are slated for completion in 2015.

The Durst Organization continues to grow and seek out new opportunities for innovative commercial and residential development in and around New York City


The Durst Organization believes in developing talent and helping to create the leaders of tomorrow. One way we do this is through The Durst Organization Summer Employee Program. This program is designed to create real, valuable opportunities for students to learn, grow and explore The Durst Organization while gaining valuable experience they can use throughout their careers. Summer Employee opportunities are available in all facets of our business including Project Development, Leasing, Marketing, and many of our other corporate divisions. While participating in the Summer Employee Program, students will have the opportunity to work with our employees to get a broad introduction to many aspects of the real estate and development industry. The program will also include weekly speaker events with senior leaders addressing topics ranging from social media integration to navigating the corporate environment.

These hands on, paid opportunities are available to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate strong verbal, written and organizational skills and possess a confident and positive attitude.


  • Demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, which includes arriving on time for designated work, notifying your assigned mentor/supervisor of any deviations from the established schedule, and dressing to the standards of the organization and the work being performed.
  • Respect the organization’s reporting structure and follow the policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Communicate effectively with your mentors, assigned team members and  immediate supervisor, and the broader organization; accept and apply critiques and suggestions to daily work in an effort to become more productive and/or efficient.
  • Timely complete and submit feedback surveys on your work experience.



  • 18 years or older
  • Current Enrollment in a 4 year accredited college degree or High School diploma
  • Able to organize schedules, projects, set priorities and maintain functional work environment
  • Effective oral and written communication. Writes and speaks in a clear, concise manner, actively listens and seeks clarification as necessary
  • Maintains a Professional Demeanor 
  • Intermediate to Advanced Computer skills including databases, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Proficient computer/web-based research skills
  • Strong interest in the real estate industry



Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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