Careers at L+M

Intern – LMDP Sustainability


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Sustainability Intern – Summer (Paid/In-Person)

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 40 hour per/week

Location: 2 Park Avenue, New York

Dates: June 5th – August 11th 2023

Hourly Rate: $30/Hour (Graduate Students)

Who We Are

At L+M Development Partners (LMDP), working together to build stronger communities is our mission. Our double bottom line philosophy means that we measure success not only in financial returns but also by the positive impacts we make in the communities we serve.

Founded in 1984, L+M is a full-service real estate development firm which develops, invests, constructs and manages properties with industry-leading innovation. Ranked in the Top 25 on Affordable Housing Finance’s Top 50 Developers list nationally, L+M and its affiliate companies are responsible for over $10 billion in development and investment and have acquired, built, or preserved nearly 40,000 high-quality residential units in a variety of urban markets nationwide, primarily in New York’s tristate area.

Please visit our website for more information: To learn more about our mission and values, go to

What You’ll Do

L+M has a strong track record of developing affordable housing at the vanguard of low-carbon design. As the Sustainability Intern, you will work directly with the Director of Sustainability to support: portfolio analysis, including evaluating our current and forecasted energy and carbon footprints; initiative development within different business lines; and other activities related to sustainability in specific development and retrofit projects.

L+M offers a comprehensive intern program. During the ten-week program, interns will gain exposure to the jobsite, means and methods of construction, tour several jobsites, attend a lunch with company leaders, and make a presentation on lessons learned to senior management. Specific duties will vary depending on the team but include tasks similar to these:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research on construction materials that can contributed to lower-embodied carbon of our developments – anticipated focus is on cement and insulation alternatives
  • Coordination with our pre-construction, development teams, and others on the adoption of lower-embodied carbon materials
  • Support community solar outreach at selected sites
  • Coordinate on-site solar projects at selected sites
  • Coordinate with utilities and other program administrators on incentive and subsidy programs

Who We Want

  • Graduate student
  • Experience with data analysis and fluency in excel.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Self-starter who has a track record of being able to manage tasks independently
  • Preferred, but not required, academic background or career experience in one or more of the following topics: built environment, sustainability, renewables, materials science and/or chemistry, structural engineering

What We Value

We’ve identified a set of core competencies which you will cultivate to thrive within the sustainability team.

  • Innovation: Be nimble, imaginative, and responsive in your thinking; be willing to pivot and bring new ideas to the table
  • Dedication: Have fun while working hard; go beyond expectations by enjoying your time with L+M
  • Quality: Be solution-oriented, accountable, and dependable. Have ownership of your work and exhibit attention to detail
  • Relationships: Value the interconnectedness with others. Seek to understand impacts of work to communities, vendors, partners, and others.
  • Integrity: Live up commitments, be transparent about accomplishments and challenges
  • Respect: Be in the mindset to listen and collaborate.

What You’ll Learn

  • Leadership and relationship building skills
  • Valuable tools for working in your chosen field
  • Project planning, management, and execution skills
  • Relationship development skills
  • You will learn how to work in a professional environment and build your network

How to Apply

Please send a resume and a compelling personal statement answering one (1) of the following questions.

How would you create a more inclusive environment at a workplace like L+M Development Partners? Would you please describe an experience of where you led a group, organization, or yourself to be more inclusive?
Think of a time in your life that shaped your decision to pursue this field. What inspired you to pursue a career in Real Estate Development, Construction, or Property Management?
Why are you interested in L+M Development Partners? What about the mission statement “Working Together to Build a Stronger Community” resonates with you?

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are working together to build stronger communities.

We believe that diversity, equity, & inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. We intentionally seek team members who are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace for all staff and the next generation of leaders to achieve our mission.

L+M Development Partners is an equal opportunity employer to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status.

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