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BUILD recruits at Columbia Business School for Atlantic Yards

Our beat reporter has let us know that BUILD, Brooklyn United for Innovative Local Development, is recruiting MBA summer interns at Columbia Business School. The internship program will allow the interns to advise potential businesses on getting work at or around the Atlantic Yards project site or to work with BUILD on its' community development efforts.

Quite ironic, as Columbia University is ensconced in its' own development brouhaha. The text of the flyer sent around the school is as follows:

The Social Enterprise Club presents a brown-bag lunch:


Brooklyn United for Innovative Local Development

presenting its

MBA Internship Program

Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project is one of the most significant urban development projects in years, promising to transform a swath of central Brooklyn around a new arena for the New Jersey Nets basketball team. A key step in the project's progress: community development groups have signed a "benefits agreement" with the developer to ensure that business opportunities created by the project flow to the local community. Sharai Erima of BUILD will talk about reaching the community benefits agreement and MBA internship opportunities for the summer and next fall. Interns will advise businesses trying to get work at or around the project site, or potentially work with BUILD in its community development efforts – a great opportunity for those interested in community development or real estate project development.


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