Post 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.
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

American Landscape


Please click here for the poster and more information regarding this opportunity.
Posted: 4/18/18

Sansei Gardens, Inc


Firm/Company Name: Sansei Gardens, Inc
Job Title: Internship
Location(s): Fremont
Contact Name: Reed Kelly
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 510.226.9191
Contact FAX: 510.226.1298
Salary Range: DOE
Web Site:

Job Description:
Internship Opportunity
Sansei Gardens Inc., a leading Bay Area landscape construction company, is
growing. We have over 30 years of experience and strong relationships with
the Bay Area’s largest home builders and general contractors. As such, we
have a wide range of opportunities for potential employees. Our team is
rapidly growing and we are looking for interns who would like to grow with
us. Our hands on work culture provides the perfect opportunity for employees
to put their current abilities to work as well as learn a new skill set.

Who we are looking for:
•       Must be hard working and able to multi-task
•       Must be progressing through an associates or bachelor’s degree in
Construction Management, Landscape Architecture or Horticulture
•       Must have strong understanding of Microsoft Suite. AutoCAD experience is
a plus but not required.
•       Someone who is as excited as we are about all of the new opportunities
that are on the horizon

What you’ll do:
•       Understand Landscape construction – receive additional training on all
aspects of landscape construction from finish grading and drainage, to
concrete flatwork, to masonry work, to irrigation and planting
•       Estimating –  work with Estimators, interact with clients, and learn
how landscape construction documents translate into an actual project
•       Project coordination – work with Project Managers and Vice President of
Operations on various projects to coordinate materials ordering, scheduling,
contract administration, and change order documentation
•       Cross training – the internship opportunity will allow for interface
with local landscape architecture firms that we are working with on active

•       Position will be paid; to be reviewed based upon experience

How to Apply:
•       Send the following to Reed Kelly, VP of Operations, at by April 28th, 2018
o       Cover letter
o       Resume
o       One letter of recommendation

Posted 4-17-18.

Wood Rodgers, Inc.

Urban Planning/ Landscape Architecture Summer Intern 

Firm/Company Name: Wood Rodgers, Inc.
Job Title: Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture Summer Intern
Location(s): Sacramento
Contact Name: Timothy Denham
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (916) 341-7760
Salary Range: $15/hour
Web Site:

Job Description:
The Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture Groups in the Sacramento office
of Wood Rodgers are looking for a Summer Intern for 2018.

This is a unique opportunity to gain an inside view of Wood Rodgers, a
forward-thinking multi-disciplinary consulting firm that values creativity
and prides itself on challenging convention.  Everyone has standards, but we
continuously re-examine old approaches to see if a better result can be
achieved.  As a firm we encourage cross-over and interaction between
disciplines.  We want our staff to develop a broad perspective, and not be
afraid to ask questions of others, and to push the bar a little higher.

Our Urban Planners in Sacramento prepare master plans for new communities,
specific plan documents, conceptual site plans, tentative subdivision maps,
and coordinate with clients and project team members to process land use
entitlements and approvals.  Our Landscape Architecture Group in Sacramento
plays a key role in the conceptual design of projects, master plans,
streetscapes and urban corridor plans, parks and open spaces, and prepares
design guidelines, and ultimately construction drawings.  We envision the
future and then bring that vision to life.  As an intern, you will support
this effort and have the opportunity to learn.

Our preference is toward students that have completed their junior year and
are clearly committed to getting their degree and seeking a career in the
profession.  The best candidates will have strong communication skills:
graphic, written, and verbal.  Some capability with AutoCAD, Illustrator,
Photoshop, Word, Excel, GIS and other applications is a plus.  We also want
our interns to be from the Sacramento or Pleasanton area, or to have family
in the area so that they will have a reasonable and secure living situation.

The Summer Internship is a paid position, between 4 or 5 days a week
depending on workload, lasting from approximately mid-June to early
September.  We are flexible, but timeframe is generally 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Because this is a temporary position it will not provide any medical or other
benefits.  Please email a PDF of your one-page resume and a one-page cover
letter to Timothy Denham at  You can also provide a
PDF (less than 2 MB) of up to five pages of work examples, or you can provide
a link.  Please do not call.

How to Apply: Email to per directions in job
Posted: 4-11-18

BFS Landscape Architects

Summer internship

Firm/Company Name: BFS Landscape Architects
Job Title: Summer Student Internship
Location(s): Monterey
Contact Name: Beth Matz
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 831.646.1383
Salary Range: $16 hr
Web Site:

Job Description:
BFS Landscape Architects is an award-winning landscape firm located in
Monterey CA. For over two decades our focus has included parks and open
space, residential, hospitality, education and healthcare projects.

Our Monterey office is currently seeking a summer student intern to join our
team. This paid summer internship will provide exposure to the comprehensive
project design process including conceptual design, construction document
development, construction observation processes and the day-to day dynamics
of a medium sized firm.

Responsibilities of the internship position include:
•       Becoming a member of the office and communicating with staff, project
managers and principals
•       Assisting with CAD drafting of plans and details
•       Preparation of graphics for meetings and presentations
•       Participating in site visits for research and construction review
•       Providing project support for a variety of current firm projects.

Potential Candidates will have the following qualifications:
•       A Junior of Senior in a Landscape Architecture program
•       Software experience to include: AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Adobe Photoshop,
Adobe In-Design, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel.
•       Hand-drawing skills
•       Horticultural knowledge of California plant material
•       Well-developed English writing and communication skills
•       A desire to be an engaged team member and participant in the office
•       The ability to work full time (8-5, Monday-Friday) from mid-June to late

How to Apply:
To Apply for this internship please submit a cover letter, resume and
portfolio (in PDF format, no larger than 10 mb). The portfolio should include
examples of 3D modeling, hand drawn sketches, computer generated technical
drawings and work samples that demonstrate your design approach.  The cover
letter should explain your interest in BFS and your goals for what you would
like to have accomplished at the end of your summer internship. Please send
materials to We will be accepting applications through
April 25th.

This position is only for candidates interested in joining the Monterey
office. Candidates are responsible for obtaining housing and transportation.

Posted 4-10-18

Callander Associates

design intern

Firm/Company Name: Callander Associates
Job Title: Design Intern
Location(s): Sacramento, CA
Contact Name: Sonja Ditto
Contact Email:

Are you looking for a great company to intern at this summer? Make a positive start in your career by joining the Callander Associates team in our Gold River Office!

Who we are! We are forward thinking, 26 person planning and design practice looking for individuals committed to the field of Landscape Architecture. Great office environment and exciting projects await! Your dedication will be rewarded with hands on project experience working collaboratively with our seasoned project managers and designers. Unparalleled learning experiences and attractive benefits await the right individual. Please visit our website at to see some of our outstanding projects and learn more about our company culture.

Benefits include: Competitive salary, flexible schedule, office outings, mentorship, reimbursement for alternative transportation if utilized (BART, Transit, etc.) and many more!

What you will do! Intern Designers collaborate with our experienced staff to create vibrant public parks, bikeways, streetscapes, waterfronts, and other dynamic environments. You will have the opportunity to assist from design through construction, participating in conceptual design drawings, construction document preparation, community workshops and client coordination.

What we are looking for! We are seeking self-motivated, well rounded students with the right combination of personal, professional, technical and communication skills .

Candidates MUST:
-demonstrate a developing understanding of basic design and construction document preparation.
-have completed at least two years of college coursework in landscape architecture
-possess baseline skills in AutoCAD, InDesign, Photoshop, Sketch-up and MS Office software programs. -have a positive attitude and a strong desire to learn.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and 3-5 pages of work examples to: Sonja Ditto, Human Resources Manager, via email at Please put in the subject line of your email: “Internship – Gold River”

Posted 4-3-18.


Black Perigord Hisoric Gardens Internship

Firm/Company Name: NOVA FRANCE SAS
Job Title: Black Perigord Hisoric Gardens Internship
Location(s): Domme, Dordogne, France
Contact Name: Vaughan Perret
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: +34 (0)6 49 30 20 30

Job Description:
Nova France SAS seeks interns in landscape architecture, permaculture, and/or horticulture to work on an exciting new project in the Black Perigord region of the Dordogne, southwest France.

The internship has the potential to lead to future employment, subject to fulfilling French residency requirements. Assistance with housing will be provided. The internship start dates are flexible, as is the length of the internship. A minimum 8 weeks is required. The internship is non-paid, but offers great potential for gaining practical experience and bearing responsibility for project planning and implementation. The management team has decades of experience in sustainable agriculture, market gardening, and tourism development.

The internship will entail work on three long-abandoned garden sites in or near the ancient walled town of Domme, on the banks of the Dordogne River. The primary 1.6 hectare site consists of ancient terraces on a slope withviews of the river valley. To the rear of the property is a prominent cliff face housing an ancient troglodyte villag e, which includes prehistoric caves with artwork (etchings and bas relief sculptures dating back 20000 to 17000 years). The site is rich with stone walls and ruins of stone buildings, as well as cave habitations. Part of location consists of protected woodlands, mostly hardwoods. The site is very overgrown, and includes a small walnut plantation. The goal is to rehabilitate the site as a garden, making it accessible and authentic to its historical past, including pursuing edible landscaping.

A second site is a 2000 sq. m. garden plot just outside the fortified walls of the Bastide of Domme, which was last cultivated about 30 years ago. The site was historically used by those living in the fortified town for vegetable cultivation and vineyard. No irrigation is possible—outside of rainwater collection—and it lies in a strictly-controlled historic area, so the goal is to find suitable and sustainable uses for the property, including possibly a restaurant garden or a vineyard. This plot outside the walls is part of a property inside the walled town with about 200 square meters of decorative garden that must be totally re-designed and re-planted for a tourist accommodation.

Finally, there is a 500 square metre walled garden in the town of Cenac-et-St.-Julien, at the foot of Domme. The stone building at this location is being converted to a restaurant, and the garden requires appropriate design, landscaping, and planting to serve as an outdoor dining area.

Domme is within short distance of numerous intriguing horticultural sites, including the Gardens of Marqueysac and the Planbuisson Bamboo Garden.

Interns can start at any time after April 1, 2018.

How to Apply:
Those interested should send a CV and cover letter to Vaughan Perret at

Posted 3-21-18.

CMG Landscape Architecture

summer internship

Firm/Company Name: CMG Landscape Architecture
Job Title: Summer Internship
Location(s): San Francisco
Contact Name: Julia Price
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 415.757.3070
Web Site:

Job Description:
Join CMG Landscape Architecture’s team of passionate and innovative
designers for our summer internship. We are looking for motivated and
creative individuals to participate in design and production efforts on a
range of local and regional landscape and urban design projects. Together
with CMG principals and designers, interns will also explore research
questions that advance CMG’s design research and long-term project
initiatives. Applicants should desire a highly collaborative environment
where critical thinking is valued and required.

Years of Experience: Entry Level
Compensation: Paid internship
Duration: June – August 2018
Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
Shortlist: We will contact the intern shortlist by April 13, 2018.

Skills/Experience: Excellent graphic, design, and problem solving skills are
required.  Candidate should have experience with Adobe Creative Suite,
AutoCAD, and Google Sketch Up or an equivalent 3D rendering software.

Education: Candidates must be in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate
landscape architecture degree (or a related field, such as architecture) with
one semester left prior to graduation.

How to Apply: For more information and application instructions, please visit

Posted 3-13-18.

Berger Partnership

Summer internship

Firm/Company Name: Berger Partnership
Job Title: Summer Intern
Location(s): Seattle
Contact Name: Christine Gannon
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 206.325.6877
Salary Range: Paid
Web Site:

Job Description:
We are excited to announce the launch of our 2018 Summer Internship Program.
This information is also posted on our website at
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 subject matter or new design applications affecting
the industry. This year we are interested in exploring emerging digital
technologies as tools for design and enhanced public experience.

Our office workflow has shifted in recent years from mixed two- and
three-dimensional platforms to become predominately 3D. Revit is fast
becoming the industry standard for development and documentation and is
supported by a range of specialized 3D software such as Rhino/Grasshopper for
fabrication and algorithmic modeling.

We are interested in leveraging this wealth of 3D data to elevate our design
process and look for new applications in our built work. The specific focus
of our 2018 internship program will be integrating 3D printing and Augmented
Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) into our workflow.

The selected intern, with support from office staff, will be tasked with
developing a workflow  for translating project components into 3D print or
AR/VR compatible files and establishing standards for the best results.
Applicants should have a passion for digital design tools and a proficiency
in 3D modeling but need not be experts in 3D printing or AR/VR. The work will
rely on much experimentation with our in-house equipment 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. Please note the program is intended for students enrolled in
a degree program who will be returning to school for the following term. 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

To be considered for Berger Partnership’s 2018 Summer Internship, please
submit a letter of interest expressing your interest in the selected topic, a
resume, and representative work samples as a PDF to our office by email by
April 1, 2018. Please limit your work samples to a maximum of 10 pages.

Deadline: April 1, 2018
Phone Interviews: tentatively planned for the week of April 16, 2018

Posted 3-8-18.


Landscape Designer

Firm/Company Name: HMH
Job Title: Landscape Designer
Location(s): San Jose
Contact Name: Bill Sowa
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 408-487-2200
Web Site:

Job Description:
HMH Landscape Architecture group is seeking a landscape designer to join our
team of enthusiastic Landscape Architects and Civil Engineers in a
collaborative studio environment, to provide design solutions for a multitude
of project and client types.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Project coordination from conceptual design through working drawings.

Essential Skills/Attributes:

Creative, out-of-the-box thinking with attention to detail.
Interest in a group setting with a team of like-minded individuals.
Familiarity with design and construction document preparation with attention
to detail.
Proficiency in hand sketching, color rendering, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe
Photoshop and Illustrator.
Knowledge of planning and engineering, as this will benefit the candidate’s
integration into the company’s multidisciplinary approach.

Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture

How to Apply:
Next Steps

Resume, cover letter and a portfolio of work demonstrating landscape design
and production (using the tools listed above) should be submitted to

Posted 3/7/18

EPT Design Summer Internship 

Firm/Company Name: EPT Design 
Job Title: Landscape Design Internship
Location(s): Pasadena and Laguna Beach ,CA
Contact Name: Paulina Forgette
Contact Email:
Web Site:

Internship Overview

We are pleased to offer a Summer Internship open to any student of landscape architecture who will be returning to study in Fall 2018. 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. 

Submittal Requirements

We are looking for uniquely talented individuals who possess a passion for design, digital curiosity, a respect for history and ecology, and an enthusiasm for the future. Interested? Please send the following in PDF format (10MB Max):

Current Resume 


Landscape Interest Statement (In one page or less, explain how you discovered landscape architecture)

Submittals must be received by March 11, 2018

Send submittals to: Paulina Forgette

Poster 3/7/18

BMLA Summer Internship Program

Firm/Company Name: BMLA Landscape Architecture
Job Title: Intern Landscape Designer
Location(s): Los Angeles, CA
Contact Name: Baxter Miller
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 951.737.1124 x11

About our Internship Program:
· Candidates must be entering their final year of the school’s Landscape Architecture program.
· Candidates are expected to work a minimum of 32 hours/week.
· Assigned work is designed to expose the candidate to the full breadth of typical LA duties.
· Exact dates of internship will be negotiated dependent on Intern’s availability.
· There is one full internship available.
· Selection of intern will be made by April 30.

About BMLA:
· Located in Corona, CA
· Established in 1987
· Staff of 11 Professionals, 5 of which are licensed Landscape Architects
· Projects include Residential, Commercial, and Public Spaces

If you would like to join our team for the summer, please send us your resume and responses to the following questions. Submit to by April 20.

1. If you go to school outside of Southern California:
a. Why do you want to come to Southern California?
b. Do you have family, friends or a support system in Southern California?
2. How long of an internship are you looking for?
3. When would you be available to start your internship?
4. What special Landscape Architectural skills can you bring to the internship?
5. If the internship is successful, would you accept a job at BMLA if offered?
6. Why BMLA?

Contact Baxter Miller at or 951.737.1124 x11

Posted: 3-1-18.

Integrated Design Studio

Firm/Company Name: Integrated Design Studio
Job Title: Intern Landscape Designer
Location(s): Mill Valley, CA
Contact Name: Andre Morand, Business Manager
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 415.381.9500 x711
Web Site:

Job Description:
Integrated Design Studio specializes in landscape design and planning for a
range of projects, including single-family homes, schools, communities, and
commercial properties. We are seeking to hire enthusiastic team players to
provide technical and graphic support in all phases of production. The ideal
candidates will be graphically talented, self-motivated, and able to work on
multiple tasks and deadlines. Located just across the Golden Gate from San
Francisco in Mill Valley, California, our Outdoor Design Center offices house
an interdisciplinary mix of landscape architects, architects, engineers,
designers, and artists in a leafy, garden oasis setting.

General responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Providing support to the design team: AutoCAD drafting of design plans and
assistance with all phases from concept to construction
- 3D Sketch-up rendering of design concepts
- Research of construction materials and finishes
- Preparation of display graphics (Adobe Creative Cloud)
- Administrative and other tasks, as needed

Hours: 24 to 32 hours per week

- A degree in Landscape Architecture is preferred, but candidates currently
enrolled in school will be considered for internship.
- All Candidates MUST be proficient in AutoCAD and Sketch-Up.
- For foreign nationals, a valid working visa is required.
- Compensation D.O.E.

Start date:
March 19, 2018 (start date later in spring or at start of summer break

How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and work samples in PDF format to:
Please indicate your preferred start date.


Posted: 2-20-18.

PWP Landscape Architecture

Firm/Company Name: PWP Landscape Architecture
Job Title: 2018 Summer Internship
Location(s): Berkeley, CA
Contact Email:
Web Site:

Job Description:

We encourage both graduate and undergraduate Landscape Architecture students to apply. Applicants must have at least one semester of study remaining after Summer 2018.

The internship is competitively paid on an hourly basis. However, living arrangements and transportation are not provided and are the responsibility of the students. International students are welcome to apply! However, PWP cannot offer assistance in the visa process.

How to apply: 

Interested students should submit an online application by Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:59PM PST at No applications will be reviewed until the final submittal day. A cover letter, resume, portfolio, and contact information for two references are required.

Posted: 1-9-18

Landscapes USA

Firm/Company Name: Landscapes USA
Job Title: Professional Landscaping Internship
Location(s): San Diego, CA
Contact Name: Vicky Whisenant
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 5125673465
Web Site:

Job Description:
If you’re a student with a horticulture and landscape design major, are
personable, earn good grades, manage lots of different activities and are
seen as a leader in your extracurricular activities, we want to talk to you!
It’s a proven fact that internships provide a learning experience like no
other and give you a jump-start on your career. Landscapes USA in San Diego
is offering a 10-week long internship program that is designed to get your
feet wet in all the areas of a landscaping company.

This program is not a “work you to death behind a mower program” for a
paycheck. LUSA is serious about training our next generation of leaders.
While our program does get you in the field an average of 2.5 days a week
that experience includes a variety of tasks learning all areas of production-
NOT just labor. The rest of your week is spending time with management team
to learn that part of our business.

Because this is a REAL management training program, LUSA will only accept
individuals who would be considered for full time management positions upon
graduation. We are serious about finding the right individuals and getting
them trained, and hopefully hired after graduation.

You’ll gain experience in the following:
Landscape maintenance management and production
Landscape enhancement management and production
Irrigation management and production
Safety programs
Client service programs
Accounting and forecasting
Leadership practices
Equipment maintenance
Human Resources Estimating

The daily schedule will be discussed at the time the interns that are chosen.
Length: 10 weeks (May-August). Hours per week: 50 hours- This will be viewed as a full time job. Weekly pay: TBD. Deadline to be considered for Summer Internships is April 1st.

Candidates must be enrolled in an horticulture related 2 or 4 year program
and have completed at least two years (full-time) of school.
Students must earn good grades and involved in a number of extracurricular
All candidates must have a resume of qualifications.
Students must have a valid driver’s license.
Students must provide their own housing.
Must be personable and presentable
The internship is open to all students entering their Junior or Senior year
in horticulture (or related degree).

How to Apply:

Email resumes to

Posted: 1-8-18

Rana Creek Habitat Restoration

Firm/Company Name: Rana Creek Habitat Restoration
Job Title: Landscape Internship
Location(s): Carmel, California
Contact Name: Angela Taylor
Rana Creek Habitat Restoration, Carmel, CA. rd year Landscape Architecture students with some form of prior practical experience is desired. Proficiency in AutoCAD 2014-2017, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator, and Microsoft Office is expected. Must have the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions in the English language. The ability to work independently, cooperatively, and collaboratively with fellow employees, customers, clients, and the public is also desired.
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
  • Basic researching of materials and products for suitability in landscape and architectural projects
  • Help prepare plans for planting, irrigation, site plans, and layouts for living roofs, landscapes, and park projects
  • Assist on maintaining records, preparing graphics, and reports
  • Attend periodic field investigations of landscape and restoration projects under construction
  • Help review plans submitted by consultants

Compensation: $15.00 per hour

Employment type: full-time

Please email resume and cover letter to Angela Taylor,

Posted: 11-3-17


Firm/Company Name: SWA/Balsley
Job Title: Landscape Design Internship
Location(s): New York, New York
Contact Name: Zi Gu
Contact Email:
Job Description:
SWA/Balsley is the successor firm of Thomas Balsley Associates, 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, streetscapes and waterfronts. We are offering a full-time paid internship opportunity for approximately six months from January to June, 2018 to a student with outstanding written and verbal communication skills and exemplary design and technical 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. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of their work in PDF format (10mb max) to by November 4, 2017.
Posted: 10-16-17


Fortini Landscapes

Firm/Company Name: Fortini Landscapes
Job Title: Landscape Design Internship
Location(s): San Luis Obispo, CA
Contact Name: Matthew Cathey
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 542-0500
Salary Range: DOE
Web Site:

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/ Schematic plan sets / 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 email all applications to

Posted: 9-21-17


The City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation

Firm/Company Name: City of San Luis Obispo
Job Title: Park and Recreation Master Plan Intern
Location(s): San Luis Obispo
Contact Name: Rebecca Gershow
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 805-781-7011
Salary Range: $10.50-$11.68/hr
Web Site:

Job Description:
The City is updating its community-wide Parks and Recreation Master Plan and
Parks and Recreation General Plan Element to address the current and future
needs of its parks, recreation facilities, programs and services. The plan
will include a Community Needs Assessment, illustrative maps, and a
prioritized action plan to ensure the most effective use of community
resources. A key component of the Community Needs Assessment is the Park and
Facility Assessment.

Under general direction, the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Intern is
responsible for developing Park and Facility Assessment forms, completing all
necessary park and facility assessments, collecting relevant data, and
developing a summary report which will be a key component of the Community
Needs Assessment for the Park and Recreation Master Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
•Develop an assessment form and an inventory spreadsheet for collecting
park and facility information
•Identify, collect and organize park and facility inventory and assessment
data from a variety of sources
•Visit the City’s parks and recreation facilities with City staff or
independently to do field assessments
•Develop a Park and Facility Assessment summary report with inventory and
assessment data collected

How to Apply:
To apply, and for more information please go to

Posted: 9-19-2017


Job Title: Intern/CAD draftsman and estimator
Location(s): San Jose, CA
Contact Name: Vijaya Gajjala
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 650.265.7596
Salary Range: TBD based on experience and skill level
Web Site:

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:
Contact Phone: (805)588-0517
Salary Range: TBD
Web Site:

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:
Web Site:

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:

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

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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.

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