CRTLabs Looking for Two Interns!

We're looking for a couple of good people...are you one of them?

We’re looking for a couple of good people…are you one of them?

TL;DR – Job posting attached and also italicized below.

I’m really excited to announce that we need help. We have a couple of intern positions we are looking to fill and you may be a candidate. I’ve included the job postings below, but let me tell you why you want to work at the National Association of REALTORS® this summer.

Our group, CRTLabs, is on the forefront of what’s happening in the Internet of Things and smart home space. We are partnered with a number of vendors, universities, NGOs and government agencies. A couple of our projects we are working on this summer include a Department of Energy Challenge focused on an energy management smart hub and the Array of Things project which received a $3.1 million dollar grant from the National Science foundation. But we also want your ideas, too.

We recently placed second as part of a team in a global hackathon (our project here). This was out of 1,250 teams and over 90,000 participants. Our prize was $30,000 and we’re giving it to the SmartChicago Collaborative to promote technology in Chicago.

We have an active lab that is responsible for testing new smart home hardware and software as well as building devices and products to support these. If you work with us, you will be exposed to scientists at top national laboratories and work with four awesome people who eat and breath this stuff. We have two staff engineers who are regarded by the smart home/IoT industry as being top notch. We’re creating IoT & smart home software and hardware to help improve quality of life for homeowners all over the country. We are a fun group to work with and are excited by new ways of approaching a problem. We have 1.1 million members and are engaging with them to field test products and projects. We’ve been on the IoT Podcast, in Yahoo! Finance and Fortune magazine talking about our work.

We are an active part of the ITA’s IoT Council – I sit on the Executive Board and co-lead the Case Studies Group. The IoT Council is comprised of Fortune 500 companies, smaller companies, City of Chicago and leading research universities. NAR is the only trade association on this board.

We are community-minded and want to help make a difference in the name of our membership. They are the local experts in every community and we are there to make sure we help them keep at the forefront.

This is an amazing opportunity for the right person. For more information, see the description below for how to apply and what we’re looking for. Here’s the official job posting:

The Center for REALTOR® Technology at the National Association of REALTORS® is looking for qualified candidates for two paid internships to work on hardware and software projects with CRTLabs. This group is focused on smart home technology and the internet of things, as well as renewables. This position requires an understanding of fundamental software principles and methods. Hardware is also part of this work, so interest in hardware is a plus. Specifically, we are looking for candidates who must:

  • Have experience with programming
    • Python
    • Ruby
    • JS
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • or other appropriate language
  • Interest in hardware/hardware experience
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Arduino
    • Photon
    • BeagleBoards
    • ODroids
    • Sensors/Actuators
  • Be willing to learn
  • Document work

This is an opportunity to work with some passionate, dedicated professionals who are working on ground-breaking projects. You would be heavily involved in the day-to-day work and gain experience. This team recently placed second in a global hackathon and won $30,000 for the Smart Chicago Collaborative.

This position will run from April or May (when you can start) until the end of August. The hours are 8:30-5 Monday-Friday. For inquiries, please reach out to Chad Curry at and put ‘Summer Intern’ in the subject line. Thanks!!

If this sounds like you, apply!!! If you know someone who this would work for, send them this post!