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ICSC Launch Academy

Since retail is at the heart of every community and local communities continue to grow and evolve, it is imperative that the retail real estate industry hire talent reflective of the communities it serves.

Whether you are a student currently enrolled in a real estate program or interested in learning more about the marketplaces industry, the Launch Academy has an opportunity for you.

Apply today 

Through a paid summer internship, an immersive virtual learning experience, access to a mentor as well as a network of industry leaders from across the country, the Launch Academy will provide you with the tools and exposure essential to successfully pursue a career in the marketplaces industry.

  • Paid summer internship (in partnership with sponsor company)
  • Monthly virtual learning labs (spring semester)
  • 30-hour skill building pre-internship boot camp (pre-internship)
  • An industry mentor & coaching
  • Weekly virtual activities (summer)
  • Travel grants available

  • Identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, Native American
  • Enrolled as a current freshman, sophomore or junior at an accredited 4-year college/university
  • All majors with an expressed interest in commercial real estate are welcome to apply
  • Completion of real estate and/or business/finance related courses preferred  
  • Availability to participate in all Launch Academy activities, including virtual learning labs & virtual boot camp (schedule forthcoming)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early application is strongly encouraged.

Action / Task                         Date / Duration
Student Application Deadline 1st Deadline: Sunday, Oct 3, 2021
Review, Match & Selection Period November 2021 – January 31, 2022
Virtual Learning Period March 2022 – May 2022
Pre-Internship Boot Camp (30-hours) During 2 Weeks in May 2022
Internship Period (TBD by Company) June – August 2022

Apply here

Interested in sponsoring an intern?

If you are seeking to improve diversity and inclusion within your company, ICSC can help connect you to a pipeline of high-performing, racially diverse college students from across the country.  Please contact Amy Reinharz at areinharz@icsc.com to learn more.

Summer 2021 Sponsors













For more information, please contact

Amy Reinharz

Foundation Development & Program Director

+1 646 728 3618


A member organization for industry advancement, ICSC promotes and elevates the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play and gather as foundational and vital ingredients of communities and economies. For more information about ICSC visit www.icsc.com.

The ICSC Foundation is the charitable arm of ICSC dedicated to creating a vibrant Marketplaces Industry by building a pipeline of bright, ambitious and diverse talent that can drive the industry forward. For more information about the ICSC Foundation, visit www.icscfoundation.com.