Management Training Programs

At Simon Property Group, we offer both Internship and Training programs for college students. Both programs are exciting opportunities for top quality undergraduate and graduate individuals who are interested in pursuing a career with the world’s leading retail real estate company.

Our ideal Management Trainees and Interns all possess the following attributes:

  • Competitive Drive and a Commitment to Excellence
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Integrity
  • Passion

We seek out, nurture, advance, and reward employees who embrace our commitment to quality and the highest standards of excellence in all we do. We provide a work environment that inspires innovation and productivity. Continue reading to learn more about our programs.

To apply for these positions, please search for Management Trainee or Intern positions in our
Corporate Openings

Management Training Program

Simon’s Corporate Management Training Program introduces graduate and undergraduate hires to core retail real estate business departments over a concentrated two year training period. Most Management Trainees begin training in Financial Operations or Financial Planning & Analysis. The Corporate Management Training Program offers the opportunity for growth within multiple areas of the company, including but not limited to:

  • Audit Services
  • Data Analytics
  • Development
  • Financial Operations
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Lease Services
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Treasury & Capital Markets

Corporate Management Training Program Qualifications include:

  • BS or MBA Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Real Estate, or related area
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3
  • Business related internship experience
  • Extracurricular activities and leadership experience
  • Strong professionalism and presentation skills

Management Training Program

Simon Property Group’s Mall Management Trainee Program is an exciting opportunity for graduating college seniors pursuing a career in Property Management at the largest REIT in the world. The Mall Management Trainee will support the Mall Manager with the primary responsibility of protecting and enhancing the value of our real estate assets. The incumbent will assist with identifying center objectives while learning how to translate those objectives into operations, marketing, leasing and other profit enhancing strategies. The goal of the Mall Management Training Program is to learn the role of a Mall Manager at Simon Property Group. Upon completion of the 9-18 month training program, the Mall Management Trainee is expected to relocate to an assigned Mall Manager position.

Mall Management Trainee Qualifications include:

  • BS or MBA Degree in Finance, Marketing, Property Management, Real Estate, or related area
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Previous management or leadership experience
  • Extracurricular activities and community involvement


Simon Property Group offers both year-round and summer internships. Our Internship Program is designed to provide practical work experience and growth and development opportunities for retail real estate career minded college students. Internships are located at our corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Interns will be exposed to the operations of our business, will assist with special projects, and will participate in a variety of assignments and tasks aimed at fulfilling the internship program objectives.

We offer internships in the following disciplines:

  • Leasing/Development
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Property Management
  • Legal Services

Intern Requirements

  • Current enrollment at an accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and organizational skills
  • Excellent computer and analytical skills
  • Ability to relocate to Indianapolis, IN for the duration of the program

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