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.


Naturis Design

Summer Intern

Location(s): Sonoma County
Contact Name: Brandon Delon
Contact Email: naturisdesign@gmail.com
Contact Phone: (707)775-1965
Salary Range: $20.00 per hour
Web Site: www.naturisdesign.com
Job Description:
Naturis Design specializes in high end residential landscape design and construction in the  Northern SF Bay Area. We are currently seeking an intern to assist with office duties, as we are  looking to take on larger and more challenging projects. Most drafting work in AutoCad can  be done from your home; however, some weekly office time will be required in order to ensure good communication. Most of our projects are located in Sonoma and Marin Counties. Recent  alumni/or 5th year students with strong knowledge of horticulture, CA plants & the residential  design and build process are preferred. This is a great opportunity for a current student to get  hands-on experience working for a design team, while building their professional portfolio and  design skills. Work tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Basemap production
  • Vision Boards
  • Concept development
  • Schematics
  • Construction details
  • Planting palette and planning
  • Maintenance plans for clients to show their maintenance team
  • Project proposals
  • Coordinating plant procurement
  • Template and form set up
  • Organization of construction detail inventory

Must be proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Design Suite. 3D rendering  skills such as Rhino, Lumion and Sketchup are a bonus, but not a requirement. Looking to hire  immediately. Approximately 15-25 hours per week, with flexibility as project deadlines/client  needs vary from month tomonth. Seeking highly organized, hard-working and creative candidates with strong communication skills and who show initiative with problem solving.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and design portfolio/examples of your design work to  naturisdesign@gmail.com

Submitted on Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Aron Nussbaum Studio (ANS)

Intern

Location(s): Remote Work / Site visits throughout Southern and Central California
Contact Name: Aron Nussbaum
Contact Email: aron@aronnussbaum.com
Contact Phone: 323.790.4782
Salary Range: $20-$23/hour
Web Site: www.aronnussbaum.com
Job Description:
Aron Nussbaum Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Studio with an emphasis on housing, resorts and mixed-use development projects. We have a broad range of experience working with single family estates, town homes, large multi-family & mixed-use developments and public parks.

We are intentionally a small, hands on office and are seeking a summer, part-time intern to assist us at all levels of a project from concept design through construction. Aron Nussbaum is a Cal Poly alumni and is very excited to continuing working with the school.

We have a wide selection of exciting housing and resort projects throughout Southern California and Mariposa (Near Yosemite).

Required experience or proficiencies:

  • AutoCAD
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • SketchUp
  • Experience or interest in working with California Native Plants
  • Previous landscape design or construction experience a plus!

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Use Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop to render landscape plans for principal and client review
  • Use AutoCAD to update site plans, details, and construction documents per principal review
  • Research California native plants and materials use Adobe InDesign to compile plant/image booklets for client review
  • Provide administrative assistance with regular client meetings
  • Assist Principal and Project Manager in Construction Site Visits

How to Apply: Please send email with resume to: studio@aronnussbaum.com

We would be happy to send you more examples of our current projects.

Submitted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022


Lango Hansen Landscape Architects

Summer Internship

Location(s): Portland, OR
Contact Name: Kurt Lango
Contact Email: kurt@langohansen.com
Contact Phone: 503.295.2437
Web Site: www.langohansen.com
Job Description:
Lango Hansen Landscape Architects is looking for a motivated student for a summer internship from June to September 2022.  You’ll participate in all facets of a studio work environment including design, drafting, 3D work and office meetings.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and work samples to:
employment@langohansen.com

Submitted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022


NCE

Landscape Architect Intern

Location(s): Oakland, CA
Contact Name: Matthew S. Gaber
Contact Email: mgaber@ncenet.com
Contact Phone: 510.289.9325
Salary Range: $18-20/hr
Web Site: https://www.ncenet.com/services/landscape-architecture
Job Description:
NCE is offering a 3 month internship in our Oakland studio assisting in the preparation of master plans, visualizations, conceptual design, graphics, construction documents and field inventories. NCE's work is primarily in the public realm and multi-disciplinary, we design complete streets, green infrastructure, healing landscapes, resilient shoreline open spaces to campus quads.

To learn more about our work visit - https://www.ncenet.com/services/landscape-architecture

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and portfolio to mgaber@ncenet.com.

Submitted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022


TERREMOTO

Summer Intern

Location(s): San Francisco
Contact Name: Sarah Samynathan
Contact Email: sarah@terremoto.la
Contact Phone: 9495848808
Salary Range: $20/hr
Web Site: https://terremoto.la/
Job Description:
We’re looking for a Summer Intern in our San Francisco office!! We are looking for someone that can work at least 4 days/wk. If interested, please send a portfolio and resume to Sarah Samynathan at sarah@terremoto.la.

TERREMOTO is a landscape architecture design studio with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California.

TERREMOTO creates well built, site-specific landscapes that respond to client needs while simultaneously challenging historical + contemporary landscape construction methods, materials, and formal conventions.  Our design approach is post-internet, critically-regionalist, and respectfully inflammatory. We reserve the right to revise the previous sentences and those that follow whenever we please, as we are a practice that prioritizes constant evolution. It is our goal to build gardens not for this civilization, but rather, the next; and to destroy the system with love and kindness.

How to Apply: Please send a portfolio and resume to Sarah Samynathan at sarah@terremoto.la

Submitted on Thursday, March 31, 2022

City of San José-Public Works Department

Landscape Architecture Student Intern

Location(s): San Jose, CA
Contact Name: April Hanson
Contact Email: april.hanson@sanjoseca.gov
Web Site: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/
Job Description:
The Department of Public Works is responsible for delivering capital improvement projects for a wide variety of City facilities and infrastructure, maintaining City facilities and fleet assets, facilitating and regulating development activities, and providing animal care and services. The department is committed to high-quality service, partnering with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work. We strive to constantly demonstrate the City values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, and Celebration, and seek employees who do the same.

As a Student Intern, you will learn and gain practical experience in the field of Landscape Architecture while working in our 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.

Ongoing Intern opportunity. Duties include:

  • Provide support to project managers by preparing plans and schematic designs in AutoCAD.
  • Review park and trail plans and specifications prepared by consultants and in-house staff.
  • Provide construction management support including submittal review, recording meeting minutes, and photo documentation during site visits.
  • Assist in administrative tasks such as filing and archiving projects, logging and tracking documents for signatures, and tracking staff hours on projects.
  • Perform project research.

Minimum Qualifications:

Student Intern - 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 and experience with AutoCAD are highly desirable. ($16.40 - $17.90/hour).

Student Interns must continue to be enrolled in a college or university during their employment with the City of San José.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the state of California may be required in performing job duties.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, email your resume and responses to the job-specific questions (listed below) in an MS Word document to April Hanson (april.hanson@sanjoseca.gov). Posting will remain open until position is filled.

JOB-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:

Failure to respond to these questions will prevent your application from receiving further consideration.

Prepare a Word document providing a brief response to the following questions. Please include your name on each page and limit the document to no more than two pages.

  1. Do you possess a High School Diploma or a General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Certificate or California Proficiency Certificate?
  2. Are you currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program? If so, please provide:
    1. School name
    2. Undergraduate or graduate and year of program
    3. Expected graduation date
  3. Do you have experience with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office? If so, please describe.
  4. Do you have any experience in the field of landscape architecture? If so, please describe where you worked and what your responsibilities included.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Potential candidates will be asked to complete an application on the City of San Jose CityCareers site prior to being invited to participate in oral interviews. Final decision is expected mid to late May.

E-MAIL WILL BE THE DEFAULT METHOD OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH APPLICANTS. To ensure that you receive timely notifications for this recruitment, please provide a valid e-mail address when submitting your resume and responses.

If you have questions regarding the duties of the position, please contact Tala Fatolahzadeh via email at tala.fatolahzadeh@sanjoseca.gov.

If you have questions regarding the selection or hiring process, please contact April Hanson via email at april.hanson@sanjoseca.gov.

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022


Carducci Associates

Paid Summer Internship

Location(s): San Francisco
Contact Name: Ashley Davenport
Contact Email: resume@carducciassociates.com
Contact Phone: 4154475220
Web Site: http://www.carducciassociates.com/
Job Description:
Application Deadline: March 15th

Notification: April 1st

  • Who: We encourage both graduate and undergraduate Landscape Architecture students to apply.
  • What: The Carducci Associate’s Internship Program gives students firsthand exposure to real projects in and around the bay area. Every summer, our interns are given an opportunity to experience different aspects of a project, from concept through construction administration, in order to have a better understanding of the profession as a whole.
  • When: 10-12 weeks Paid Program from June through August (Exact start date TBD with each candidate)

How to Apply:
To apply to our program, please submit the following items by our application deadline. Please email the following submission items (10 MB total message size) to resume@carducciassociates.com. In the Subject line please write “Carducci Associates Summer Intern Application”

  • Cover Letter indicating goals and expectations for the Summer Intern Program
  • Work Samples (up to 9 pages of graphics)
  • Contact Information for 2 References

For all other questions, please email us: resume@carducciassociates.com

Submitted on Tuesday, March 1, 2022


Fortini Landscapes Inc.

Intern

Location(s): San Luis Obispo
Contact Name: Bryce Turk
Contact Email: bryce@fortinilandscapes.com
Contact Phone: 8053059042
Web Site: https://fortinilandscapes.com/
Job Description:
Looking to hire an intern who would like like to learn and grow in our office! Please send over a resume and portfolio if interested. We are flexible with school hours but prefer someone who can come in anywhere from 12hrs+ a week.

Please note that this is an in-person/paid internship.

We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Apply: Please send resume and portfolio to bryce@fortinilandscapes.com

Submitted on Thursday, February 17, 2022


GGN

Intern

Location(s): Seattle
Contact Email: Internship@ggnltd.com
Web Site: ggnltd.com
Job Description:
Summer 2022 Internship Announcement and Guidelines

Overview
GGN is seeking talented applicants for paid internship positions from June through August, 2022. Our internships are open to students and recent graduates of landscape architecture, architecture, design, ecology, horticulture or landscape related fields in the United States and abroad.

The GGN internship program offers exposure to many facets of contemporary landscape architectural practice. Interns will work with GGN project teams to produce site plans, renderings, digital and physical models, AutoCAD drawings, and presentations for our current projects. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in our internal design review process and may focus on projects with high public and social value and impact. During the internship, each participant may prepare and give a presentation of his or her work to the office and have a portfolio review and critique with a Principal. We will support any student that wishes to receive academic credit for this internship.

Eligibility
Applicants must be either citizens of the United States, or have existing valid work permits to work in the US throughout the full duration of the internship. Applicants must also be fluent in written and spoken English.

Location
Our Summer 2022 internships will be with our Seattle, WA office. In response to COVID-19 our office is currently operating under a hybrid (work from home + remote) policy. As the pandemic continues to fluctuate, more information will be available closer to the internship start date.

Work Schedule and Duration
Internships typically last about 3 months; applicants should specify if they wish to intern for a specific time period. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday. For current students, considerations will be made for part-time internships based during their academic year. Should you be selected for an internship, please do not expect to be offered a full-time salaried position at the completion of the internship.

Application Deadline
Applications for GGN’s Summer 2022 Internship must be received by February 28th, 2021.

Thank you for your interest in an internship with us.

Contact Internship@ggnltd.com with any questions.

How to Apply:
To Apply
Please email your concise resume and portfolio PDF’s to Internship@ggnltd.com with INTERNSHIP and SUMMER in the Subject line. Include the following attachments:

  1. Cover letter including:
    • AutoCAD, Rhino, and Adobe Creative Suite proficiency
    • Model making abilities and experience
    • Anticipated Degree or Degrees
    • Dates available
  2. Resume
    • A representative sample of your portfolio, of up to 10 pages. (Files larger than 7MB maximum, portfolios longer than 10 pages and links to online portfolios will not be considered. Should you be selected for an interview you are welcome to share more of your work.)
    • Evaluation will place significant emphasis on your design and graphic communication skills
    • Should depict high-quality examples of your hand and/or computer aided graphics
    • Show that you want to design and make landscape architecture and/or architecture

Due to the anticipated number of applications, we cannot provide individual confirmation of receipt of applications.

Submitted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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