This section of the web site provides information and links about shadowships, scholarships, design competitions, internships, and professional position opportunities. Be sure to check back frequently for new opportunities.

Professional Shadowship Program

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Please contact your Student Representative with questions regarding available firms, opportunities and sign up sheets.

Shadowship email: cplashadowship@gmail.com

The Landscape Architecture Department, in conjunction with the Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council (LADAC) and participating professional partners, is launching its fourth annual Professional Shadowship program for LA majors. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to "shadow" senior professionals in a design firm work environment. Students will gain exposure to firm dynamics and network with design professionals in the realm of landscape architecture.

The shadowship will typically last between one work day to one work week (as determined by each individual firm) and may include office tasks including site visits, presentations, office meetings, design/production tasks, etc. In some cases, a shadowship may include multiple firm visits.

Dates of the shadowships are TBA as determined by the firm once student assignments are made. 

Shadowship opportunities are available in the following metropolitan areas (subject to change):

Central Valley


San Diego

Orange County/Los Angeles

San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara

Lake Tahoe

San Francisco


The program is recommended for prospective, first, and second year students. Registration for the program is ongoing. To participate, or for further information, please contact CPLA Shadowship at cplashadowship@gmail.com

* Note that shadowships are unpaid opportunities; participating firms are not responsible for student housing during the shadowship; the professional shadowship program does not satisfy the LA 371 internship requirement.

Student Scholarships



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, please visit the link HERE.

To post an internship, fill out our Job Board Submittal Form. To view current internship opportunities, please visit the link HERE.

Professional Positions

To view current positions, please visit the link HERE. To post a position opportunity on this web page, fill out our Job Board Submittal Form.

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