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.
 


Fortini Landscapes, Inc

Fall / Winter Design Intern

Location(s): San Luis Obispo
Contact Name: Matt Cathey
Contact Email: Matt@fortinilandscapes.com
Contact Phone: 18055420500
Web Site: fortinilandscapes.com
Job Description:
Fortini Landscapes is a San Luis Obispo based Design/Build Studio with wide ranging residential, commercial, and hospitality projects around the San Luis Obispo and Central Valley regions.

We are looking for a 3rd-5th year student available part time to help aid in our everyday design process from Conceptual Design Deliverables through Schematic plan sets and As-built Construction Documentation.

This will be a paid position, and students replying are encouraged to submit a Resume and Examples of current design work (must graphically display working knowledge of AutoCAD Drafting Software / Adobe Suite / Hand Rendering).

How to Apply: Please email inquiries to; Matt@fortinilandscapes.com

Submitted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Watershed Progressive 

Landscape or Graphic Design Intern 

Location(s): Ojai, CA
Contact Name: Nicole Stern
Contact Email: nicole@h2oprogressive.com
Web Site: https://watershedprogressive.squarespace.com/job-opportunities
Job Description:
Watershed Progressive is seeking an intern landscape designer or graphic designer to join the Watershed Progressive Central Coast Office Team in Ojai, CA.  Watershed progressive is an innovative, watershed-solutions based firm working on integrated water strategies and regenerative landscape design.  Our team includes Landscape Architects, Environmental Scientists, Ecologists, Engineers, Planners, and Field/Construction Staff.  The ideal candidate would have the following skills:

Required:
• Experience, degree, or in-progress degree in Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, or similar
• Adobe, MS Word, MS Excel software experience 

A plus but not required:
• Website design/development/administration experience
• Knowledge of social media outreach
• Experience in public engagement/outreach
• AutoCAD software experience
• GIS experience
• Sketchup and other rendering software experience
• Knowledge of Southern/Central California native plants
• Landscape contracting, permaculture, stormwater LID, rainwater harvesting, or other integrated water design experience
How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and portfolio to nicole@h2oprogressive.com. Salary based on experience. Option to work remotely.


SWA/Balsley

Fall Internship

Location(s): New York City
Web Site: https://swabalsley.com
Job Description:
SWA/Balsley is a New York City-based design firm that specializes in urban landscape architecture in both the public and private realms. The firm’s diverse portfolio in New York and around the world includes award winning landscapes of all scales, including parks, plazas, street-scapes and waterfronts.We are offering a full-time paid internship from July to end of December,2020 to a student with outstanding design, graphics and technical skills, and exemplary written and verbal communication skills.

The individual should have experience in creating innovative and sophisticated design/presentation graphics. Our studio environment offers interns an opportunity to interact directly with Tom Balsley, the 2015 recipient of the prestigious ASLA Design Medal.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of their work in PDF format (10mb max) to zgu@swabalsley.com by May 22, 2020.


Berger Partnership

Student Summer Intern - Berger Partnership

Location(s): Seattle
Contact Name: Christine Gannon
Contact Email: christineg@bergerpartnership.com
Contact Phone: 206-325-6877
Web Site: www.bergerpartnership.com
Job Description:
We are excited to announce the launch of our 2020 Summer Internship Program. This information is also posted on our website at www.bergerpartnership.com. To view previous internship reports please visit our website under Idea Lab.

At Berger Partnership, we recognize the importance of connecting with students to enhance their academic studies and prepare them for professional practice. Each year we identify potential subject matter relevant to the profession. This year we are interested in exploring Urban Ecology as it relates to the field of Landscape Architecture. We will work with the selected intern to refine the topic to a specific area of focus that is relevant and that the intern is enthusiastic about. Potential areas of focus might be:

Urban wildlife
Adapted and reference habitats
Human ecological health

The selected intern, with support from office staff, will develop a workflow
for the summer and establish applicability of the topic(s) to our work at a
range of project scales. Applicants should have a passion for one or more of
these topic areas, or bring your own ideas for the topic, but need not be
experts in any of the subjects to be eligible. The work will rely on research
and experimentation with our in-house team and outside resources to build a shared knowledge base.

The intern can expect to spend about 60% of their time on the above-mentioned research with the remaining time dedicated to practicum. The 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.

How to Apply:
Application Specifications:

The paid internship is open to all landscape architecture, architecture, and
urban design students and will run six to eight weeks, approximately 30-40
hours per week. The intern will be expected to present their findings and a
deliverable to the office at the conclusion of the internship. Applicants
should demonstrate excellence in graphic design, 3D modeling, rendering, and digital fabrication is a plus.

To be considered for Berger Partnership’s 2020 Summer Internship, please
submit the following: a cover letter describing your interest in one of the
selected topics and how your unique life experience and perspective add to
the internship; a resume; and representative work samples as a PDF to our
office by email by the deadline listed below. Please limit your work sample
to a maximum of 10 pages.

Deadline: March 27, 2020, at 4 p.m. PST
Email: internship@bergerpartnership.com
Phone Interviews: Tentatively planned for the week of March 30, 2020.
Firm Location: Seattle

As a JUST firm we strive for diversity and equity in our workplace and
practice, and as such encourage students from all cultures and communities to apply.

Submitted on Thursday, February 27, 2020


Kounkuey Design Initiative

Design Intern (Paid)

Location(s): Downtown Los Angeles
Contact Name: Keana Flores
Contact Email: keana@kounkuey.org
Contact Phone: 2135370031
Salary Range: Paid
Web Site: kounkuey.org/jobs
Job Description:
KOUNKUEY DESIGN INITIATIVE is currently seeking a design intern to add to our growing team in Los Angeles, CA. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and creative self-starter to work directly with under-resourced communities throughout Southern California on community-driven development.

The position is based in our downtown Los Angeles office; there will be opportunities to accompany staff to projects throughout Los Angeles, the Eastern Coachella Valley, and other areas in Southern California.

The Design Intern will work closely with the Design, Planning, and Community Departments to support our participatory design process, economic and social development programs, design of parks, temporary installations and affordable housing projects, and build of temporary installations on various public space projects in the Southern California region. The Design Intern will support project managers on design, research, build and community organizing projects and campaigns to transform vacant land, create new parks, design affordable housing campuses, and improve transportation infrastructure. The Design Intern will also assist in the development of new projects addressing homelessness, schoolyards, climate change, and other topics.

The Design Intern will be expected to work from our downtown Los Angeles office full-time. This is a paid internship and the pay will be increased if the student has a federal work study award.

Qualifications:
• Undergraduate or graduate-level coursework in Landscape Architecture or related field
• Strong commitment to social justice
• Excellent writing and analytical abilities
• Strong knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Create Suite, and Rhino
• Fabrication or graphic design experience a plus
• Spanish language skills a plus

How to Apply:
Send electronic copy of cover letter, work samples or portfolio, and resume to:
Melissa Guerrero, Design Director at melissa@kounkuey.org
Subject heading: Design Intern: Your Name

About KDI:
KDI is a non-profit design and community development organization. We collaborate with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealized potential in neighborhoods and cities. We accomplish this mission through advocacy, research, planning, and built works.

We have been recognized for our innovative approach to participatory design by notable institutions such as MIT, The Rockefeller Foundation, UN-Habitat, The California Endowment, Ashoka Changemakers, Smithsonian Institute, IDEO, The Atlantic Renewal Project, and Swiss Re Foundation.

Submitted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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