Construction Development Intern in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/13/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who We Are...
Founded in 1917 as a street corner newsstand in Florence, Alabama, Books-A-Million, Inc. has grown to become the premier book retailing chain in the Southeastern United States, and the second largest book retailer in the nation. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, the company currently operates more than 260 stores in 32 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to its primary retail component, the corporation includes 2nd & Charles-a buy, sell, and trade new and used goods retailer; American Wholesale Book Company (AWBC)- a book wholesale and distribution subsidiary; Joe Muggs Coffee- a coffee and espresso bar operating mostly in Books-A-Million stores; Yogurt Mountain- a self-serve frozen yogurt retailer and franchisor; Preferred Growth Properties (PGP)- an acquisition, design, development, leasing, and management of retail properties; and last but not least, our e-commerce division operating as BOOKSAMILLION.COM.

Our mission at Books-A-Million is to take care of our associates, customers, and stakeholders. Our standards are to provide a warm, genuine, and friendly experience, making our customers' needs our first priority. We develop and empower our associates to represent our organization passionately and positively through mutual respect; and we create and maintain an energetic environment that fosters loyalty to our brand. Join the BAM FAM and create a great career.

Job Description: Under the direction and leadership of the Real Estate Manager, the Intern will perform a series of functions in collaboration with the Real Estate Team to gain a clear and basic understanding of the real estate investment process, day-to-day business functions, and decision-making of the organization. This is a 3 -month position with the option to extend, if needed and if both parties so choose.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist Construction/Development team with Project Management/Tenant Coordination/Document processing for all PGP projects.
  • Assist in the process to Collect/Submit construction estimates for all PGP projects
  • Travel to PGP development sites to collect/document and report back on-site conditions and issues.
  • Build a constructive and collaborative relationship with colleagues and external business partners
  • Attend meetings, strategic planning sessions and coaching and feedback activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s degree In Building Science, Civil Engineering, or similar field
  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills, and ability to communicate clearly
  • Availability to work at least 20-25 hours a week

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to understand and interpret data and draw conclusions
  • Assertiveness and intellectual and business curiosity
  • Self-motivation

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Must be able to sit at a computer or desk for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job
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