Port/Terminal/Railroad Real Estate Internship - Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Category:  Property & Real Estate

Start a Watco Career and Discover the Difference

Keep the world’s supply chain moving. That’s what the Watco team does every day at our short line railroads, switching sites, terminals, ports, and logistics hubs. 

Whether you’re at one of these locations or in a support-services role, there’s one thread that ties everyone together. We’re all on the same team. One Watco

Here’s what you can expect from Watco: 

  • Award-winning culture recognized by Forbes and Newsweek
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Paid on-the-job training with peer trainers 
  • Operations training at the Safe Performance Center in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Leadership and development programs offered through Watco University 
  • Career advancement opportunities

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.




The real estate intern will support the real estate team in the management of territories ensuring compliance with policies, operating procedures and agreement terms. The position will also have the opportunity to gain exposure to other departments within Watco including Industrial Development, Service Solutions, Sales, Logistics, Legal, Environmental, Operations, and Billing and Collections Teams.


Primary Accountabilities of the Position


  • Review land, track and building leases.
  • Assist real estate team with special research projects and portfolio audits.
  • Assist property manager in recognizing and resolving unauthorized uses of Watco property.
  • Assist property manager in managing past-due leases, following through to resolution with collection or lease termination.
  • Assist property manager in analyzing property values to ensure rents reflect market rates.
  • Strive to gain exposure in standard Real Estate principles and Watco’s organization.


Additional Duties and Responsibilities


  • Research and review maps and deeds relative to title questions and right-of-way boundaries.
  • Identify and understand property rights associated with leased and owned property.
  • Participate in weekly team calls to understand real estate issues and opportunities. 


Education and Experience


The ideal candidate will have base-level knowledge in Real Estate and be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Business, Real Estate or Pre-Law.


Experience with the following software, applications and subscription services is a plus.

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Dynamics
  • Real estate databases such as Costar
  • ESRI and GIS systems


Other Required Abilities


  • To organize, focus and prioritize
  • To read, analyze and interpret agreements, documents and regulations 
  • To effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external sources
  • To apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations
  • To solve practical problems with a variety of complex variables when sometimes only limited information exists
  • To interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form


Work Environment


  • 90% office or hybrid home/office environment
  • 10% in the field supporting team and customers

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City