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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
805.756.1319
https://landscape.calpoly.edu/

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Fortini Landscapes


Job Title: Design / Construction Admin. Intern
Location(s): 3021 S.Higuera, SLO
Contact Name: Matthew Cathey
Contact Email: matt@fortinilandscapes.com
Contact Phone: 805-542-0500

Job Description: Fortini Landscapes is a San Luis Obispo based Design/Build Studio with wide ranging residential, commercial, and hospitality projects all over San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties.

We are looking for a Summer Intern to help aid in our everyday design process
(Conceptual Design Deliverables through to to Schematic plan set and As-built
Construction Documentation) as well as the unique opportunity to aid in construction administration (Take-offs, Bidding, RFI's, CO's, etc.) for variety of ongoing and potential large and small scaled projects.

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). The internship candidate must be available between 8-12 hours per week, and preferably the position will be filled through the 17/18' academic year.


How to Apply:
Please send all applications to Matt@fortinilandscapes.com

HORTUS DESIGN SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES

Firm/Company Name: HORTUS DESIGN SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES
Job Title: Intern/CAD draftsman and estimator
Location(s): San Jose, CA
Contact Name: Vijaya Gajjala
Contact Email: info@hortusdesign.com
Contact Phone: 650.265.7596
Salary Range: TBD based on experience and skill level
Web Site: http://www.hdsustainablelandscapes.com

Job Description:
We are fast-paced and quickly growing ecological-minded landscape design and install construction company in the Bay area. We have part-time and or full time intern position for students preferably sophomore and above level to assist with doing job estimates, some design work in supportive role during our busy summer months. We are flexible with the educational qualifications as long as you have can-do attitude and can pick up the job skills fairly quickly. We are looking for a detail-oriented person who is good with Microsoft office and has some familiarity with reading blue prints, AUTOCAD software. Essential job duties will include, working directly with the Principal on design work, filing paper work, take-offs from AUTOCAD, data entry, project coordination and purchasing. The selected intern will work side-by-side with a wide range
of landscape professionals and will be introduced to  varied aspects of the
field of landscape design, installation and maintenance work. This position
has opportunity to continue to work part time for our company at the end of
internship with the possibility of doing job estimates and design work while
still attending school.

How to apply:
Please send your resume with cover letter to the email listed
above. Be prepared to meet in person.
 
Posted: 7-10-17

Landsystems and Associates

Firm/Company Name: Landsystems and Associates
Job Title: Intern/CAD Draftsman
Location(s): San Luis Obispo, CA
Contact Name: Arturo Zaragoza
Contact Email: arturo.zaragoza6@gmail.com
Contact Phone: (805)588-0517
Salary Range: TBD
Web Site: http://www.landsystemsandassociates.com/


Job Description:
Landsystems and Associates is a collaborative team of professionals,
dedicated to ecological, site appropriate landscape design. Linda Shotwell,
principal designer, is committed to innovative design solutions that
integrate function, style and budget.  She specializes in a broad spectrum of
professional landscape services that include local residential and commercial
design, site and space planning for large rural properties, plant
procurement, construction and maintenance commissioning, planting and
irrigation plans.

We are looking for a summer intern with experience on Mac OS and proficiency
in Vectorworks. Responsibilities include preparing concept, groundwork
(materials), planting, and irrigation plans, including details and
specifications. Candidate must be willing to learn proper office standards
and protocol. The preferred candidate must also be willing to work part-time
during the school year.
 

How to apply: 
If interested please contact Arturo Zaragoza through email or by phone (listed above).
 

Posted: 5-8-2017

American Landscape Construction

Firm/Company Name: American Landscape Construction
Job Title: Summer Intern
Contact Email: Pedmiston@americanlandscape.com
Web Site: http://americanlandscape.com

American Landscape is offering internship opportunities to two or three students over the summer of 2017. 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.

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

Wood Rodgers

Firm/Company Name: Wood Rodgers
Job Title: Summer Intern
Location(s): Sacramento, CA
Contact Name: Timothy Denham
Contact Email: tdenham@woodrodgers.com
Salary Range: $14/hr
Web Site: http://www.woodrodgers.com

Wood Rodgers, a progressive multi-disciplinary consulting firm based in Sacramento, California, is looking for a summer intern for their Planning and Landscape Architecture Group. Our 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 skill set. Most importantly, it is a paid position! Candidates should have very strong AutoCAD drafting skills. GIS, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketchup, and other software expertise are desired, and considered a plus. Strong communication and analytical skills are required. Daily tasks will include supporting Wood Rodgers staff in preparing exhibits and maps, reports and documents, planning applications, proof-reading, making deliveries, and other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate would be from the Sacramento region with his or her own transportation to our office. 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 10-11 weeks), will pay $14/hour, 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.

How to apply:
For immediate consideration, please email your resume to:
Timothy Denham, Principal tdenham@woodrodgers.com
 

Bennitt Design Group

Firm/Company Name: Bennitt Design Group
Job Title: Intern
Location(s): Long Beach
Contact Name: Steven Liao
Contact Email: StevenL@BennittDesign.com
Contact Phone: 562.597.2221
Salary Range: DOE
Web Site: www.BennittDesign.com

Job Description:
Bennitt Design Group is a high profile professional practice delivering Landscape Design and Planning services to North American and International clients. Our assignments span the globe including the Middle East, Asia and Russia. We
invite students currently engaged in a Landscape degree or any Graphic Design
degree curriculum to join us for a Summer 2017 Internship. Candidates should
possess a passionate desire to participate in a Team environment dedicated to
quality design.

Skills Required:
• A Passionate Eye for Quality Design and Detail
• Excellent Written and Verbal Skills
• Ability to interface with Team Work
• Fluent in Photoshop, Indesign and the CS Suite
• AutoCAD and Sketchup 3D are a Plus
• Ability to work with Social Media Applications for Marketing Purposes

The duration of this engagement is expected to encompass 8 to 12 weeks and
interested individuals should submit a cover letter and relevant examples of
their work. (Maximum of 6MB attachment only.)
Compensation will be based on academic/experience level.

How to apply:
Please email your information to Steven Liao at StevenL@BennittDesign.com

Posted: 4-26-17

LandZen Landscape Design and Construction

Firm/Company Name: LandZen Landscape Design and Construction
Job Title: Landscape Design Intern
Location(s): Santa Rosa, CA
Contact Name:
Bridget Richardson
Contact Email: randy@landzen.co
Contact Phone: 707-591-1629
Salary Range: TBD
Web Site:
www.landzen.co

Job Description:
 LandZen Landscape Design, a fast-paced and quickly growing landscape architecture design and construction company in Sonoma County, is in need of a design student for a part-time support role during our busy summer season. We are looking for a detail-oriented person and essential job duties will include, working directly with Principal on design work, administration, project coordination and purchasing.  We are looking for a detail-oriented person and essential job duties will include, working directly with the owner on design work, administration, project coordination and purchasing.

Duties and responsibilities:
      • Source & propose on new landscape architectural design
      projects
      • Develop base plans
      • Site planning
      • General project research & project coordination
      • Design of landscape, hardscape, irrigation
      • Preparation of technical specifications and bid documents
 
Qualifications:
      • BSLA or MLA degree, or current enrollment in either.
      • 0-4 years of experience in the landscape architecture field
      • Strong freehand illustration and exceptional hand rendering
      skills
      • Must have own vehicle, with insurance and clean driving
      record.
 
Posted: 4-25-17

Gardenworks Inc

Firm/Company Name: Gardenworks Inc
Job Title: Landscape Architect/designer
Location(s): Healdsburg, CA
Contact Name: Peter Estournes
Contact Email: pje@gardenworks-inc.com
Contact Phone: 707 857 2050
Contact FAX: 707 857 2055
Salary Range: $18 - $20.00/hour
Web Site: www.gardenworks-inc.com

Job Description:
Intern to in house Landscape Architect for our residential design/build
landscape contracting firm. Duties will include CAD drawing, site visits,
client interaction.

 

LPAS Architecture + Design

Firm/Company Name: LPAS Architecture + Design
Job Title: Landscape Architecture Summer Intern
Location(s): Sacramento, CA
Contact Name: Kim Moore
Contact Email: kmoore@lpas.com
Contact Phone: 916-443-0335
Web Site: www.lpas.com

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 kmoore@lpas.com
 

Posted: 4-10-17

Girvin Associates

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

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
studio
•       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
planting
•       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
programs.
•       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 careers@girvinassoc.net - 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:
dtlaofficemanager@gmail.com
Web Site: www.thornela.com

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 www.thornela.com or www.houzz.com/pro/dtla

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

Qualifications: 

  • 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 dtlaofficemanager@gmail.com. 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:
dtlaofficemanager@gmail.com
Web Site: www.thornela.com

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 www.thornela.com or www.houzz.com/pro/dtla

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. 

Qualifications:

  • 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 dtlaofficemanager@gmail.com. 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.
 

EPTDESIGN

Firm/Company Name: EPTDESIGN
Job Title: Intern
Location(s): Pasadena, CA & Laguna Beach, CA
Contact Name: Paulina Forgette
Contact Email: pforgette@eptdesign.com
Contact Office Phone: T (626) 795-2008; F (626) 795-2547
Web Site: www.eptdesign.com
 
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
-Portfolio

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

Submittals must be received by March 5, 2017
Send submittals to Paulina Forgettepforgette@eptdesign.com
 
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: mike@firmadesigngroup.com
Contact Office Phone: (707) 792-1800
Web Site: http://www.firmadesigngroup.com/contact
 
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.
 
Duties:
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.

 

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