Post Internships
To post a position opportunity on this web page, fill out our Job Board Submittal Form. Postings are uploaded manually and make take anywhere from 24 - 48 hours to go live, depending upon the workload in the LA office. Your internship will normally remain posted for two months unless you instruct us otherwise.
Internships will be posted as they are received. Depending upon the volume of postings received, the department may elect to email students in lieu of placing a full posting below. In that case, the company offering the internship will be listed below along with contact information.
An internship is required for all students in landscape architecture who are pursuing a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree. The internship is offered for three units of credit on a Credit/No Credit basis under LA 371. To learn more about internship requirements, click here.
To post a position opportunity on this web page, fill out our Job Board Submittal Form. Postings are uploaded manually and make take anywhere from 24 - 48 hours to go live, depending upon the workload in the LA office. Positions will be posted as they are received. The department reserves the right to edit submittals for length and clarity. Your job will normally remain posted for two months unless you instruct us otherwise.
Kathy Carpenter, Administrative Support Coordinator
Phone: 805-756-1319
Fax: 805.756.2270

Kathy Carpenter
Administrative Support Coordinator
Landscape Architecture Department
Building 34, Room 251
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA  93407-0285


LPAS Architecture + Design

Firm/Company Name: LPAS Architecture + Design
Job Title: Landscape Architecture - Summer Internship
Location(s): Sacramento, CA
Contact Name: Kim Moore
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 916-443-0335
Web Site:

LPAS Architecture + Design is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary
architectural, landscape and interior design firm. For over 35 years, we
have focused on how the total physical environment, from open space and
landscape, to buildings and their interiors, affects people. We are committed
to uniting function, aesthetics, environmental quality and economic
considerations to provide our clients’ projects with a distinctive sense of
identity and place.

Job Description:
We are seeking an enthusiastic Landscape Architecture student for a summer
intern position in our Sacramento office. Under the direct guidance of other
Landscape Architecture group members, you will assist team members in project development and will have responsibilities including graphic rendering,
assisting with preparation of schematic and construction documents,
detailing, irrigation, and planting plans.

Project experiences will be diverse as we provide services to many sectors
including higher education, office, multi-family housing, public safety,
civic, and mixed-use.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s
Landscape Architecture degree program in Landscape Architecture (in final two
years of study), be proficient in AutoCAD 2014, and graphic software, such as
SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, or similar.  The successful candidate will
have the ability to work and thrive in a team environment and must be
self-motivated with strong communication and graphic skills.
How to apply:
If you are a passionate and eager individual excited about working with unequaled peers within a culture of sharing, fun, teamwork, and individual opportunity, we want to talk with you. Send your resume and portfolio to

Posted: 4-10-17

Urban Arena LLC

Firm/Company Name: Urban Arena LLC
Job Title: Summer Internship
Location(s): Costa Mesa, San Diego, Oakland
Contact Name: Blake Rhinehart
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (415) 857-3388

Web Site:

Job Description:
Interested in working at one of Urban Arena’s three offices this summer?
All three offices are offering internships, so please follow the link below
to learn more about Urban Arena, our internship program and how to apply!


Girvin Associates

Firm/Company Name: Girvin Associates
Job Title: Landscape Designer
Location(s): Larkspur CA
Contact Name: Paige Martin
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (415) 459-3443
Salary Range: TBD
Web Site:

Job Description:
Girvin Associates, a leading Landscape Architecture firm based in Marin
County, California is seeking talented Landscape Designers with a minimum of
4 years' experience to support senior staff in the design and documentation
of both domestic and international projects in our Larkspur studio.
Girvin Associates’ practice encompasses all aspects of Landscape
Architecture and Site Planning with foremost experience in luxury
Hotel/Resort Planning and Design, Master Planning, Mixed-Use and Community
Development, and Estate Residential Design. In addition to a broad portfolio
of work within California, the firm and staff has extensive project
experience throughout the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Girvin Associates offers competitive compensation packages as well as a
studio environment that provides opportunities for professional growth and
participation in exceptional projects.

Skills Required:
The applicant should have the following experience and skills:
•       Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a landscape architecture
•       Superb AutoCAD skills
•       Clear understanding of the design process
•       Technical knowledge and experience in production of construction
documents, including: site details, materials selection, grading, and
•       Ability to work collaboratively within a team and take direction
•       Clear and effective verbal and written communication
•       Sound design and drawing skills
•       Proficiency in Adobe suite (Photoshop and InDesign) and Microsoft Office
•       LandFX, 3D and Sketch Up skills a plus
Additionally, applicants must be available for an in-person interview, and be
prepared to work regular business hours in our Larkspur studio. This is not a
remote position.

Education Requirements: Bachelors or Master’s degree in Landscape
Architecture from an accredited university.
How to apply:
Please respond by emailing a cover letter and work samples in PDF format, not
to exceed 10MB, to - no phone calls please.
Applicants must be available for an in-person interview
Posted: 4-3-17

David Thorne Landscape Architect

Two Positions Available

Design Associate Position

Firm/Company Name: David Thorne Landscape Architect
Job Title: Entry-level, full-time design associate position
Location(s): Grand Lake district of Oakland
Contact Name: David Thorne
Contact Email:
Web Site:

David Thorne Landscape Architect is an award-winning design firm that specializes in high-end residential landscape architecture throughout the Bay Area. We are seeking an inspired landscape designer to join our dynamic team. We have a collaborative office culture and we partner closely with our clients, architects and other design professionals to create highly customized landscapes. Our office overlooks a vibrant garden courtyard in the Grand Lake district of Oakland. To learn more about our work visit us at or

Position Summary:

  • Entry-level, full-time design associate position
  • Project assistance and drafting to the Principal and senior design associates  VectorWorks drafting of landscape plan documents especially construction documents.
  • Preparing presentation drawings and materials
  • Plant research and sourcing


  • VectorWorks drafting proficiency
  • Microsoft Office, PC proficiency 
  • Adobe Suite proficiency, SketchUp 
  • Degree in landscape architecture from an accredited institution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Self-motivated and self-directed. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team 
  • Positive, friendly disposition and a sense of humor is appreciated
  • Competence in LEED and environmentally sustainable designs preferred 
  • Familiarity with building and planning codes + construction experience is a plus
How to apply:
For consideration, please submit your resume, portfolio and compensation requirements to the office manager at Digital portfolios should be in PDF format and not exceed 7 MB. Do not provide portfolio information via website or other link. No phone calls or walk-ins.

Project Manager Position

Firm/Company Name: David Thorne Landscape Architect
Job Title: Six-Month Full-time Position (possibility of extended contract)
Location(s): Grand Lake district of Oakland
Contact Name: David Thorne
Contact Email:
Web Site:

David Thorne Landscape Architect is an award-winning design firm that specializes in high-end residential landscape architecture throughout the Bay Area. We are seeking an inspired landscape designer to join our dynamic team. We have a collaborative office culture and we partner closely with our clients, architects and other design professionals to create highly customized landscapes. Our office overlooks a vibrant garden courtyard in the Grand Lake district of Oakland. To learn more about our work visit us at or

Position Summary:

  • Six-Month Full-time Position (possibility of extended contract)
  • Project management of a high-end civic plaza project
  • Production and presentation of construction documents
  • VectorWorks CAD drafting and file administration
  • Constant communication with client, architect, engineers, and all consultants.
  • Bid comparisons, coordinate construction schedule, set agendas for construction meetings, manage punch lists. 


  • Minimum 4 years-experience in Construction, Engineering, Architecture, and/or Construction Supervision of Landscape or Architectural Design
  • VectorWorks 2014 proficiency
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Construction Management, Structural Engineering, Architecture or Landscape Architecture
  • Familiarity with building and planning codes
  • Microsoft Office, PC proficiency
  • Adobe Suite proficiency, SketchUp
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Positive, friendly disposition and a sense of humor is appreciated
How to apply:
Six-Month Full-time Position with the possibility of extending the contract Compensation DOE For consideration, please submit your resume, portfolio and compensation requirements to the office manager at Digital portfolios should be in PDF format and not exceed 7 MB. Do not provide portfolio information via website or other link. No phone calls or walk-ins.


Chattanooga Design Studio

Firm/Company Name: Chattanooga Design Studio
Job Title: Summer Internships
Location(s): Chattanooga, TN
Contact Name: Roy Wroth
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (423) 664-4837
Salary Range: $10.00/hour
Web Site:

The mission of the Chattanooga Design Studio is to enhance Chattanooga’s
quality of life by educating the community about, advocating for, and
facilitating excellent urban design.
We are a not-for-profit public interest urban design center with a focus on
Chattanooga’s downtown.

Job description:
Full-time; runs May 15 to August 11, 2017.
The Intern will assist Design Studio staff with professional design and
planning projects located within Chattanooga’s dynamic downtown and
Innovation District. Current projects respond to challenges in the urban
environment, and include asset mapping, community engagement, redevelopment
proposals, and traffic and streetscape studies.

We are seeking a career-track college or graduate student who can contribute
to professional project work. You should bring some knowledge or interest in
one or more of the following: Chattanooga; urban design; the public realm;
green infrastructure; and community development. We value a variety of
skills, with an emphasis on design thinking and visual communication. You
should be proficient in one or more of the following: 3D modelling; AutoCAD;
Adobe suite, or GIS. You should be prepared to work in a team setting and to
work independently under the direction of the permanent staff.

Duties and compensation:
Prepare studies and visual materials in support of the design process,
prepare for and participate in community meetings; and survey and document
field conditions and community preferences.
Compensation is $10 per hour, 40 hours a week.

How to apply:
Please send the following to PDF format is
A cover letter, describing your specific personal interest in the position.
A current resumé.
A short portfolio of relevant original work.

The application deadline is 5pm April 14.


Firm/Company Name: EPTDESIGN
Job Title: Intern
Location(s): Pasadena, CA & Laguna Beach, CA
Contact Name: Paulina Forgette
Contact Email:
Contact Office Phone: T (626) 795-2008; F (626) 795-2547
Web Site:
Job Description:
EPTDESIGN will select two individuals, one for our Pasadena Studio and one for our Laguna Beach Studio. The Summer Internship offers the opportunity to participate as an integral member of our project teams. During the course of the program the selected intern will work side-by-side with a wide range of design professionals and be introduced to  varied aspects of the field of landscape architecture. Through involvement in different project tasks, our interns will enhance their creative problem-solving skills and further develop their ability to excel in a team environment.
How to Apply:
Please send the following in PDF format (10MB Max):
-Current Resume

-Landscape Interest Statement (In one page, explain how you discovered Landscape Architecture)

Submittals must be received by March 5, 2017
Send submittals to Paulina
Posted: 2-23-17

Firma Design Group

Firm/Company Name: Firma Design Group
Job Title: Intern
Location(s): San Francisco Bay
Contact Name: Michael Cook
Contact Email:
Contact Office Phone: (707) 792-1800
Web Site:
Job Description:
The LANDSCAPE DESIGNER is responsible for completing landscape architecture tasks and projects. He/she will work with a multidisciplinary team of landscape architects, civil engineers, surveyors, designers, and other project managers to continue providing exceptional service and designs for our clients. The Landscape Designer will work with the entire team to develop site designs, land planning, report preparation, construction documentation, client meetings, planting, irrigation calculations, etc. Using generally accepted sustainable practices, project management software, and AutoCAD, Sketch-up, and Adobe Suite, the Landscape Designer will help to maintain profitability of projects, client relationships, business development, drawings, and the specifications library.
The LANDSCAPE DESIGNER should hold 0-2 years of designing and drafting landscape architecture projects, including all aspects of residential, commercial and municipal site development. He/she must possess a commanding knowledge of landscape architectural practices, including, but not limited to, preparation of construction documents, plant materials, irrigation strategies and current irrigation regulations, construction detailing, structural design and lighting practices.
The Intern is responsible for assisting the Project Managers, AutoCAD Drafters and Office Manager with assigned tasks. He/She will assist with AutoCAD drafting, design and production, maintain file organization and work cooperatively with the members of FDG to keep the job on schedule and on budget.
The Intern will-
  • Acknowledge significance of role and responsibilities as being a crucial contribution to the overall success and direction of the company.
  • Work cooperatively with the members of the team to ensure projects get completed on time and on budget.
  • Take on complex and diverse duties involving the application of standard procedures to a variety of details requiring independent analysis. Implement procedures and knowledge of interdepartmental and company policies and procedures.
  • Work with team members to collaboratively execute a project from start to finish.
  • Follow design efforts and in making selections to fit customer needs.
  • Manage diverse computer data entry and clerical duties.
Create, revise and maintain drawings using AutoCAD.
Draft plans and drawings from provided markups.
Support multiple projects, client deadlines, and deliverables.
Other related duties as necessary.


BMLA, Inc.

Firm/Company Name: BMLA, Inc
Job Title: Intern
Location(s): Corona, CA
Contact Name: Baxter Miller
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 9513174417
Contact FAX: 9517376551
Salary Range: $15/hour
Web Site:

About BMLA:
•Located in Corona, CA
•Established in 1987
•Staff of 11 Professionals, 5 of which are licensed Landscape Architects
•Projects include Residential, Commercial, and Public Spaces

Job Description:
About our Internship Program--
•Candidates must be entering their final year of the school’s Landscape
Architecture program.
•Candidates are expected to work a minimum of 32 hours/week.
•Assigned work is designed to expose the candidate to the full breadth of
typical LA duties.
•Exact dates of internship will be negotiated dependent on Intern’s
•There is one full internship available.
•Selection of intern will be made by April 7.

How to apply:
If you would like to join our team for the summer, please send us your resume
and responses to the following questions.  Submit to by April 3rd.
1.      How long of an internship are you looking for?
2.      When would you be available to start your internship?
3.      What special Landscape Architectural skills can you bring to the
4.      If the internship is successful, would you accept a job at BMLA if
5.      Why BMLA?


Landscapes USA

Firm/Company Name: Landscapes USA
Job Title: Professional Landscaping Internship
Location(s): San Diego, CA
Contact Name: Vicky Whisenant
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 5125673465
Web Site:

Job Description:
If you’re a student with a horticulture and landscape design major, are
personable, earn good grades, manage lots of different activities and are
seen as a leader in your extracurricular activities, we want to talk to you!
It’s a proven fact that internships provide a learning experience like no
other and give you a jump-start on your career. Landscapes USA in San Diego
is offering a 10-week long internship program that is designed to get your
feet wet in all the areas of a landscaping company.

This program is not a “work you to death behind a mower program” for a
paycheck. LUSA is serious about training our next generation of leaders.
While our program does get you in the field an average of 2.5 days a week
that experience includes a variety of tasks learning all areas of production-
NOT just labor. The rest of your week is spending time with management team
to learn that part of our business.

Because this is a REAL management training program, LUSA will only accept
individuals who would be considered for full time management positions upon
graduation. We are serious about finding the right individuals and getting
them trained, and hopefully hired after graduation.

You’ll gain experience in the following:
Landscape maintenance management and production
Landscape enhancement management and production
Irrigation management and production
Safety programs
Client service programs
Accounting and forecasting
Leadership practices
Equipment maintenance
Human Resources Estimating

The daily schedule will be discussed at the time the interns that are chosen.
Length: 10 weeks (May-August)

Hours per week: 50 hours- This will be viewed as a full time job

Weekly pay: TBD

Deadline to be considered for Summer Internships is April 1st.

Candidates must be enrolled in an horticulture related 2 or 4 year program
and have completed at least two years (full-time) of school.
Students must earn good grades and involved in a number of extracurricular
  • All candidates must have a resume of qualifications.
  • Students must have a valid driver’s license.           
  • Students must provide their own housing.  
  • Must be personable and presentable   
  • The internship is open to all students entering their Junior or Senior year
    in horticulture. Combination majors in horticulture and landscape design are
    a plus!



Job Title: Temporary Intern
Location(s): Philadelphia
Your best summer ever could be the one you spend at OLIN in Philadelphia from June 5th through August 11th, 2017. OLIN’s Summer Internship Program is designed to provide an elite group of outstanding students an opportunity to work alongside award-winning and industry-leading designers and practitioners. OLIN seeks passionate and skilled interns to contribute to our design approaches, and challenge
the traditional processes and applications of landscape architecture, urban design and planning.

Both undergraduate and graduate students advancing to their final year of study in an accredited landscape architecture program are encouraged to apply by February 15th, 2017.


Urban Arena

We are seeking student interns in the field of landscape architecture or architecture.
Urban Arena [UA] is a multi-disciplinary firm on the cutting edge of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Planning & Design.  With offices in San Diego, Costa Mesa, and Oakland, UA attracts a diverse group of professionals working on a range of projects from Urban Villages, Retail & Entertainment Centers, Model Homes, Master-Planned Residential Communities, Community Parks, High-Density Housing & Sports Complexes. Check out our work at
At UA, we pride ourselves on doing things a little different. We create innovative & forward-thinking design solutions that break away from run of the mill projects. The student intern will work directly with the design team & assist in the design & creation of projects ranging from small parks to large, master-planned communities.
UA believes that when our employees are happy, we, as a company, produce our best work. That’s why we balance work & play – whether it’s off-site “UA Days”, happy hours or 3 pm office walks, we live by the motto that where you work should also be where you enjoy being – and we squeeze as much fun into our work week as possible.
We offer flexible working hours with four nine-hour days & a half day every Friday. Compensation is based on skills & experience.
- Current student who is ready to learn. UA is willing to take on an applicant with limited experience who is ready to learn quickly. We care about our employee’s growth & are willing to teach
-Enrolled in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or related field of study
-Basic knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop & InDesign
-Ability to work within a team environment. We are a growing office with an open & collaborative environment. Team chemistry is key.
A Plus [but not required]:
-Knowledge of additional programs such as Land F/X, Revit, Sketchup,3D Max & Excel
-Work experience in a Landscape Architect’s office
How to apply:
Please email cover letter, resume, preferred office location, and portfolio to:


Design Workshop

Job Title: Temporary Intern
Location(s): Los Angeles, CA
Contact Phone: (213) 426-1760 (office)
Job Description:

On behalf of Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, land planning, urban design and strategic services firm, we’re pleased to announce that we are recruiting for a temporary intern position in our Los Angeles, CA office for recent graduates as well as students pursuing degrees in landscape architecture, urban design and/or planning.

Founded in 1969, Design Workshop is an international firm with offices in the US, China and UAE and work spanning the globe. The firm has been recognized with over 150 prestigious awards for its work in new communities, urban centers, resorts, public parks, golf courses and residences. The firm's philosophy challenges the project team to equally integrate and balance artistic vision, environmental sensitivity, community values and sound economics to create unique places that stand the test of time. It refers to this approach as DW Legacy Design®

How to apply:

More information about current available positions can be found on our website. Design Workshop requires applicants to apply through our online Employment Application.  The application deadline for the position is Monday, October 17 at 11:59 pm MST.

Posted: 10-04-16

Fortini Landscapes

Job Title: Design Intern
Location(s): San Luis Obispo
Contact Name: Matt Cathey
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (805)542-0500
Job Description:
Fortini Landscapes is a San Luis Obispo based Design/Build Studio with wide
ranging residential and hospitality projects all over San Luis Obispo and
Kern Counties.
We are looking for a 3rd-5th year student available 20-30 hours per week to
help aid in our everyday design projects from Conceptual Design Deliverables
through to to Schematic plan sets and As-built Construction Documentation.
This will be a paid position, and all students replying must submit a Resume
and Examples of current design work (must graphically display working
knowledge of AutoCAD Drafting Software/Adobe Suite/Hand Rendering).
Please send all replies to

Sierra Designs 

Job Title: Intern, Entry level, Landscape Architects
Location(s): Visalia, CA
Contact Name: Daniel M. Veyna, ASLA
Contact Phone: (559) 733-3690 (office)
Contact Email:
Contact Fax: (559) 733-3694
Salary: DOE
Job Description:
Sierra Designs Inc. is located in Visalia, CA. We are 98% referral firm, meaning we do zero advertising and 98% of our work comes directly from our existing client base and those whom our clients refer us to. We are a small regional firm, yet our clients have taken us nationwide, most recently with projects ranging as far east as New Jersey, as far north as Alaska and as far west as Hawaii.  The majority of our work is within California ranging from the SF bay area to Riverside County. Our projects are wide ranging traditional landscape architecture, including, trails, parks, schools, commercial, streetscapes, urban design for small communities, apartments and housing, military facilities, national parks, as well as custom and estate residential. 

Our firm is led by two principals, each with over 30 years of experience as the direct supervisors on all projects and we are excellent mentors and teachers.  We consider ourselves a ‘training firm’, teaching and training younger landscape architects in superior technical and project management skills.
We would like to speak with anyone interested in following positions:
-Intern: 4th year Landscape Architecture Students interested in an internship.  3rd year Landscape Architecture students with some form of prior practical experience.
-Entry Level: Landscape Architectural graduates interested in advancing their skills in preparation of passing the State Licensing Exam and advancing to project manager
-Landscape Architects 1–4 yrs: Landscape Architects with 1–4  years’ experience looking to improve their design & technical skills and advancing to associate level
-Landscape Architects–Mid Level: Accomplished Landscape Architects interested in advancing to a Principal level position.
Sierra Designs is a very family friendly firm with flexible work hours to accommodate kids school schedules/programs, hobbies, and travel.  Part time telecommuting a possibility after a training period.
How to apply:
Email resumes to
Posted 5-2-16

Internships on ASLA's JobLink

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) posts internship opportunities. To search for internships, go to JobLink, click on Search Jobs, then, under Career Category, click on Internship and press the Search button. Opportunities are posted as they are received.

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