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Internships will be posted as they are received.

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.

Posted 4-8-14

McCabe's Nursery & Landscape, Temecula

McCabe's Nursery & Landscape, Inc. is a growing ten-acre plant nursery, landscape construction company and maintenance service provider with 35 full time employees.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing Landscape Design Intern. The office environment is dynamic and fast-paced. Ideal candidates will be able to change gears quickly and adapt to consistently shifting and evolving priorities.

Applicants need to be comfortable working around dogs and cats in a home office environment.

Job Duties:

  • Assisting with tours of the nursery with prospective clients to identify plant preferences and typing notes from these tours
  • Preparation of stitched photos and scaled site plans for custom landscape designs and estimates
  • Assisting the Landscape Designers with the sale of construction projects
  • Preparation of 3D design plans and Sketch up Models (as appropriate)
  • Providing high-levels of customer service to past, present, and future customers
  • Assisting construction foremen as needed with projects under construction
  • Measuring and creating site-plans for properties without satellite images
  • Doing research on possible new materials and unique design ideas
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills/Competencies:

  • Proficiency with photo editing software (preferably the Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Ability to work with CAD, Google Earth, and Sketchup
  • Experience using Quickbooks preferred
  • Desire to learn and develop on a continuous basis
  • Computer literacy including competency with Microsoft Office suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility to accommodate a shifting work load and ongoing deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong problem solving and prioritization skills
  • High level of energy and positive attitude
  • Love of plants and familiarity with names and types required

Location: De Luz (Temecula) 92590

 Please submit resume and portfolio to melissa@mccabesnursery.com for consideration.

Posted 4-7-14

Rozanski Design, Sonoma

Rozanski Design is a design/build landscape architecture firm focused mainly on high-end residential projects throughout Sonoma Valley. The firm works side by side with architects, engineers, and contractors to create quality projects that are cohesive and well thought-out.

The intern positions is for someone who is detail-oriented and good at multitasking. You will be asked to assist with drafting (both by hand and CAD) and design work (renderings, concepts, design development, etc.) as well as billing and general office administration. Strong computer skills are a must (Apple).

Duties:

  • Hand Drafting and Rendering
  • Landscape Design
  • Graphic Layout
  • Site Analysis
  • Billing & Data Entry
  • Office Organization
  • Client Communication

Requirements:

  • A passion for landscape design and construction
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Hand drafting ability
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Adobe CS (primarily Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Horticultural knowledge and experience

Additional Skills a Plus:

  • Spanish
  • Mac Quickbooks
  • Sketchup
  • Landscape construction experience

Interested applicants should submit contact information, resume, and brief sample of design work to office@rozanskidesign.com

Posted 3-26-14

American Landscape Construction, Canoga Park

American Landscape is offering internship opportunities to two or three students over the summer of 2014.  This is a paid internship opportunity.  American Landscape is a large construction company with design/build capability.  Projects include work for Disney, Sony, Museums, Universities, Golf, Public Works, and estate residential. For more information, you may visit our website at: http://americanlandscape.com/

The student will experience estimating, project management and submittal generation, job site construction reviews, and design of irrigation and landscape for various active projects.  American is in the process of upgrading our marketing materials, and work on the new website and brochure is likely.  This experience will give the student a comprehensive view of the necessary design elements needed to construct a successful landscape installation.

The successful completion of this internship may lead to further internship possibilities or permanent employment opportunities.

Students are to send resumes to: Pedmiston@americanlandscape.com

Posted 3-25-14

Berger Partnership, Seattle

Berger Partnership  recognizes the importance of connecting with students to enhance their academic studies and prepare them for professional practice. Each year the firm identifies a topic focusing on state-of-the-art landscape architectural practices and then hones the final direction with the intern once selected. This year's topic is our urban environment and the opportunity for urban play, recreation, and activity. This will include children's play areas, but will also take a look at the entire popuolation of our urban environment.

The internship combines practicum and research. Practicum is designed to provide hands-on project experience in a collaborative team environment and will likely involve researching applicable projects and visiting local examples, preparation of graphics, 3D modeling and design of a range of landscape elements. Research typically involves conducting interviews, visiting applicable projects, generating case studies, and culminates in the production of a document and presentation of findings.

The paid internship program is open to all Landscape Architecture and Urban Design students and will run six to eight weeks, approximately 30-40 hours a week. Please note the program is intended for students enrolled in a degree program who will be returning to school for the following term; applicants who graduate prior to the dates of the internship will not be considered. Interns are expected to present their findings to the office at the conclusion of the internship.

To be considered for Berger Partnership’s 2014 Summer Internship Program, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and representative work samples as a PDF to their office. Please limit your submittal to a maximum of 10 pages. Email PDF's to internship@bergerpartnership.com.

Posted 3-25-14; Remove 4-30-14

City of San Jose Public Works Department, San Jose

The City of San Jose, Public Works Department, is looking to hire a student intern during summer 2014 to assist with an overflow of work the department is responsible for. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about working in the public sector while in the heart of the ever-growing Silicon Valley.

As a student intern, you will learn and gain practical experience in the field of Landscape Architecture while working in the City Facilities Architectural Services Division in the Department of Public Works. This opportunity will expose you to the processes required to provide landscape architectural support for various types of municipal projects. You will have the opportunity to work with various City departments as well as private engineering and landscape architectural firms. This is an opportunity to learn in a large organization and contribute to the development of municipal facilities.

Position Description and Duties:

  • Assist in the preparation of strategic park and recreation facility plans such as Citywide Community Garden plans
  • Recommend sites appropriate for various recreation facilities using a set of defined site selection criteria.
  • Provide construction management support including submittal review.
  • Provide support to project managers by preparing plans and schematic designs in AutoCAD.
  • Review park and trail plans and specifications prepared by consultants.
  • Update turnkey park guidelines standard specifications, and standard details.
  • Perform project research.

Education:

  • Any combination equivalent to completion of high school and current enrollment in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Landscape Architecture majors are highly desirable.
  • Experience with AutoCAD is also highly desirable.

Pay range is $10/20 - $24.55/hour for an undergraduate student intern. Student interns must continue to be enrolled in a college or university during their employment with the City of San Jose (e.g.., enrolled for Fall 2014).

To apply and gain more information about the position, click here. All applications must be submitted through the City's online process. Applications will be reviewed the week of April 7, 2014. Potential candidates will be invited to participate in oral interviews. Final decision is expected mid-April. For questions, contact program alum Tala Fatolahdazeh.

Updated 3-19-14

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.

Doyle Herman Design Associates, Greenwich, CT

Doyle Herman Design Associates specializing in high end residential design is seeking portfolio submissions from talented and driven students to fill its paid summer internship position. The selected applicant will spend approximately 12 weeks as an intern in their Greenwich, CT office. DHDA interns are exposed to all facets of professional practice from concept design and planning, to construction documentation to construction oversight. Responsibilities of the intern position would include, but not be limited to, CAD drafting, grading, field work, submittal preparation, graphics, and various other tasks. Interns may also gain experience outside the office, accompanying project managers to site visits, client meetings, and presentations.

While the internship is paid, the intern would be required to find housing on his/her own. Interns living in the NYC area would be able to commute using public transportation with relative ease.

Requirements for applying are as follows:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (including a paragraph of goals and expectations of the internship program)
  • Work Sample of Portfolio
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Professor

Deadline to apply is April 15, 2014. Please email the above to info@dhda.com with "2014 Internship" in the subject field.

Wood Rodgers, Sacramento

Wood Rodgers, a progressive multi-disciplinary consulting firm based in Sacramento, California is looking for a summer intern in their Planning and Landscape Group.   Preference is for a student that has finished their junior year but we may consider sophomores or seniors.   Please indicate your anticipated graduation date on your resume.    This is a great opportunity to gain insight about working in a professional office, which will help boost your resume, and most importantly it is a paid position.

Candidates should have strong AutoCAD drafting skills.  GIS, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other software expertise will be a plus.   Strong communication and analytical skills are also desired. Daily tasks will include supporting Wood Rodgers staff in preparing exhibits and maps, reports and documents, applications, proof-reading, making deliveries, etc.   The ideal candidate would be from the Sacramento region.   Please indicate your hometown and/or potential living situation on your resume in addition to your San Luis Obispo contact information.  

This position is considered temporary (approximately 10 weeks), will pay $14/hr. and no health benefits are provided.    The schedule is flexible but is expected to be a minimum of 4 days per week and will be finalized with the selected candidate.   For immediate consideration, please email your resume to Tamara Johnson, HR Director, at tjohnson@woodrodgers.com.

SLO County Parks, Nipomo/Avila/Oceano

The County of San Luis Obispo General Services Agency has an opening for a student intern. The intern will perform a wide variety of duties in the administration, operation and maintenance of county parks, beaches, open space, recreational and landscaped areas, buildings and assigned facilities; and does other related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum 6 months of experience in general landscape; or completion of two years of college at an accredited institution with a major in recreation, park management, natural resource management, horticulture, forestry or related field. May be required to work weekends, holidays and irregular hours.

Please direct any questions regarding this student intern job to Lasca Gaylord at lgaylord@co.slo.sa.us.  Phone: 805-781-4901.

SWA Cultural Landscape Fellowship, Houston/Dallas

The Cultural Landscpe Foundation (TCLF) is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for a gifted student or recent alum that willl take place during the summer of 2014. Developed in partnership with SWA Group, this paid position includes housing and will be based for four to five weeks each at SWA's Houston and Dallas offices.

Specifically, this position will focus on research, writing and field reconnaissance for TCLF's What's Out There Texas program, which is part of TCLF's What's Out There free, searchable, authoriative online database of the nation's designed landscapes. Specific tasks include generating and editing text, on site photography, and photo editing. Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are essential for the job. The fellow would work for four to five weeks each in SWA's Houston and Dallas offices, engaging directly with SWA staff and remotely with TCLF's Washington, DC-based staff.

Skills Required

  • Excellent writing and editing;
  • Research - archives and other primary source material, books and online;
  • A good phtographic eye;
  • Experience with Photoshop;
  • Experience with or knowledge of landscape architecture vocabulary and history

Application Details

Submissions: Cover letter and resume are required. A brief writing sample is required - two pages or less, ideally a paper or essay about a designed landscape or landscape architect. Portfolio is not required.

Compensation Details: $15/hour, full-time. Housing is provided by the firm in Houston and in Dallas.

Education Requirements: Landscape Architecture or Historic Preservation student or recent alum preferred. Other relevant degrees or experience will be considered.

Application materials are due April 15, with phone interviews and hiring decision in late April. Please send application materials, questions or comments to courtney@tclf.org.

Posted 2-12-14

Sage Ecological Landscapes, Los Osos

Sage Ecological Landscapes is looking for an unpaid design intern to help with Landscape Design.  The intern will assist the Sage design team with design-related tasks for custom residential landscapes. The intern must have a working knowledge of AutoCAD, InDesign and Photoshop. The intern must also be familiar with drought tolerant and native plants. The intern will shadow the designer and may help with site analysis, organizing client information, entering base plans into AutoCAD, presentation layout and other assignments related to design.

Sage is seeking a landscape architecture student in their third year or above to work approximately 10 hours per week.

Interested individuals should contact Scott Domingues, Landscape Designer at scott@sagelandscapes.net.