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Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Summer Associate, Marketing

Irvine, CA





Job Location

Irvine Regional Office (Derian)

Position Type


Essex is offering an exciting opportunity for you to be an integral part of our Corporate Internship program. With opportunities in Asset Management, Marketing, Sustainability and Human Resources you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience working on meaningful projects that impact real world business problems. This is a 10-12 week training and development program provided to assist interns in increasing learning opportunities in multi-family housing and real estate. You will gain the ability to understand the roles and best practices of the several departments within Essex, as well as build a better understanding of our industry through exposure of practical and daily business responsibilities and duties.


We are proud to offer a 10-12 week, paid internship opportunity to highly motivated Marketing or Communications students within an industry leading real estate company. You will work closely with multiple departments within the Essex organization and develop an understanding of the marketing / communications aspects of our business. This is a great opportunity to be exposed to marketing and see how marketing & communications team functions within a large S&P 500 company.


You will have the opportunity to be involved in both large and small scale projects that are common to a Marketing & Communications department at a publicly traded company. Overall, your duties will include:

  • Support Communications Team by updating competitors for Reputation Management Benchmark reporting
  • Assist Community Marketing Team with property map project
  • Support Digital Team with advertising and lead audits
  • Any other relevant projects that arise during the summer.


  • At least 2 years of Marketing, Communications college classes
  • Must have strong communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Hybrid work model – in office 3 days a week, M-W.

All full-time regular associates are offered competitive salaries, experience career growth, and are eligible for benefit packages that include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, 401k employer match, excellence rewards, wellness programs, and much more. With our Sunday property operations office closures, 10 paid holidays, and 15 PTO days, work/life balance is a priority! Additionally, most positions are eligible for a housing discount of 20%.

Essex provides great communities in which to live, work and invest. We are a purpose-driven company, and we pride ourselves on promoting an internal culture of growth and opportunity by engaging, enabling, and empowering our teams. Working at Essex is not a destination. It is a journey where you can confidently build your career.

The salary range for this position is $20.00 - $26.44 per hour. New hires generally start between $20.00 - $22.60 per hour. The final salary offer will be determined after reviewing relevant factors, including but not limited to skill sets; relevant experience; internal equity; and other business and organizational needs.

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