Yardi Internships

By on Feb 21, 2017 in People

Yardi is a place where learning and creativity are encouraged. Internships are a vital part of our company culture, offering a fun and informative way to introduce graduating students to the technology industry. The Yardi internship program offers hands-on work experience, professional development and networking opportunities. Our interns can be found working on everything from programming and eLearning to client support and marketing.

We asked a few of our current interns and recently hired team members about their experiences. Below, they provide insight into what types of projects, skills training and career opportunities an internship can offer graduating students.


According to Jason Rollman, Manager in Client Services at Yardi, “Interns apply and are interviewed in the same manner as someone who is looking for full-time employment.” College students majoring in Math, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science or Accounting are preferred. After being hired, flexible weekly scheduling allows students to prioritize academics while typically working a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Silvana Keiling, a former intern and current software development engineer, applied for the Yardi Romania internship program after learning about it at her university. “If you wanted to apply for an internship, it was pretty hard not to choose Yardi Romania,” she reflected. As a global company, we support a technical internship program at our offices in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and internships across our offices in Canada. In the United States, Yardi works closely within the University of California and California State University systems and recently expanded internships to the East Coast.

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Photo credit: Allan Adaya

Yardi culture

Our company values collaboration, customer service, innovation and fun. We are looking for individuals who are driven, have a desire to learn and enjoy a laid-back team environment. When asked about his experience as an intern, Cody Underwood, a fourth year Business Marketing major from Westmont

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Sarah Chan, Communications major at the University of California, Santa Barbara

College, reflected that his professional values aligned with those of the company. “Qualities such as integrity and honesty are two qualities that are extremely important to me. So far I feel that Yardi feels the same, which is great to see from a large company,” he said.

Working collaboratively and providing positive customer service are key to the culture at Yardi. “Everyone is so welcoming, easy to approach and always willing to help,” said Sarah Chan, a fourth year Communications major from the University of California, Santa Barbara. “Getting to meet Mr. Yardi himself is still one of the highlights of this internship,” Chan added. Gianfranco Leto, a third year Computer Science major at Hofstra University, echoed similar sentiments: “The energy of my team and how well they respect one another, make each other laugh and serve as really great teachers makes me look forward to working every day.”

A day in the life of an intern

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James Kurniawan, Computer Science major at the University of British Columbia

We believe involving interns in every day office projects and tasks develops professional skills and offers hands-on experience. “An internship is like a job in that it carries the same level of professionalism and interns are accountable for their time. This is done to help students prepare for the real world,” shares Rollman. Interns are included in all aspects of the job, from meetings and client support requests to team outings. “From talking with my coworkers at lunch to working with them on a specific job, this whole experience of sharing my passion for the software industry to those in it has been eye-opening,” shares James Kurniawan, a third year Computer Science major at the University of British Columbia.

Shares Ryan Pyle, a fourth year Financial Mathematics and Statistics major from the University of California, Santa Barbara: “No two days are the same here in the office and it provides challenging yet rewarding day to day interactions. The training and support I have received from management, my mentor and many other colleagues have made this an unforgettable experience.”


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Professional skills development

At Yardi, interns gain experience in project management and customer service through shadowing project teams and training with mentors.

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Ashley Tfaye, Mathematics major at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Students are introduced to the property management and technology industries, interfacing with a variety of stakeholders and working across market verticals (i.e. senior housing, student housing, affordable housing). On the impact of his internship at Yardi, Gabriel Calin, a third year Computer Science major at the University Babes Bolyai Cluj-Napoca and Information Technology intern: “It helped me understand the groundwork of creating a real life product that is competitive on the market.”

Internships offer students valuable experiences, from analyzing data to providing direct client support. The program also allows students to hone professional skills and networking. “Yardi has increased my knowledge and skills in a variety of different subject fields, like accounting, SQL and customer service. Overall, Yardi’s internship program is a perfect way to gain experience and prepare yourself for life after college,” shared Ashley Tfaye, a fourth year Mathematics major from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Careers at Yardi

Yardi Romania intern team

Former Yardi interns and current software development engineers, pictured from left to right: Alex Suciu, Rebeca Cuciula, Silvana Keiling, Bogdan Timofte


After college, many students transition into full-time employment at Yardi.  For Bogdan Timofte, a former intern and current software engineer in Cluj-Romania, transitioning to a full-time position was easy. “The decision was rather simple. I liked what I was doing during the internship, I like the routine of coming to work and I like the team.”

With over 30 offices across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, Yardi is truly a global company with career opportunities worldwide. Learn more by exploring our open career opportunities and following Yardi Careers on Facebook. Stay up to date with company news by subscribing to our corporate blog and connecting with Yardi on your favorite social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube).