This page is for paid internship opportunities in Landscape Architecture. To have your internship opportunity posted, please fill out our Job Board Submittal Form.

An internship is required for all Cal Poly students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree. The internship course, LA 371, is offered for three units on a Credit/No Credit basis. To learn more about internship requirements, click here.

Internships will be posted as they are received. Postings are uploaded manually at least once or twice a week, depending on the workload in the Landscape Architecture department office. The department may elect to email students directly in lieu of placing a full posting on this site. In that case, only the name and contact information for the company offering the internship will be listed below.

Berger Partnership

Summer Intern

Location(s): Seattle, WA
Contact Name: Christine Gannon
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 206.492.5564
Salary Range: $20 per hour
Web Site:
Job Description:
2023 Summer Internship

We are excited to announce the launch of our 2023 Summer Internship Program. This information is also posted on our website at To view previous internship reports please visit our website under Idea Lab.

We are energized by connecting with students, and our internship program allows our firm to grow and evolve even as it enhances academic studies and prepares students for professional practice. This year we are interested in exploring urban ecology OR the culture-building power of landscape, both
incredibly broad umbrellas. We welcome working with the selected intern to refine the topic to a specific area of focus that they are enthusiastic about. Potential areas of focus might be:

  • Strengthening firm practice around ASLA’s Climate Action Plan
  • Recentering cities on shorelines (a site-specific study building from a Berger project)
  • Wildcard: YOUR idea… we welcome fresh perspective!

The intern, with support from office staff, will develop a workflow for the summer and establish applicability of the topic to our work at a range of project scales. Applicants need not be experts in any of the subjects; learning and building expertise is the goal! The work will rely on research and experimentation with our in-house and outside resources to build pioneering thought.

We target about 60% of internship 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.

Internship Deliverable: The intern is expected to complete both a physical deliverable (book or other) and accompanying presentation for speaking and sharing the pioneering thought developed through their work. Applicants are encouraged to show their ability to be self-starters to move a project forward and produce a deliverable by the internships’ end.

APPLICATION SPECIFICATIONS: The paid internship is open to students of landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, and associated fields. The program will run six to eight weeks, approximately 35-40 hours per week and is an in-office program (not virtual). Applicants should demonstrate passion for the profession and research and developing new thoughts. Excellence in graphic design, informational graphics, and written communication to realize a deliverable is highly valued, and 3D modeling, rendering, and digital fabrication are a plus.

How to Apply: To be considered for Berger Partnership’s 2023 Summer Internship, please submit a letter of interest (expressing your interest, unique
skills/strengths, and any emerging thoughts on a potential topic area), a resume, and representative work samples as a PDF to our office by email by the deadline below. Please limit your work sample to a maximum of 10 pages.

Deadline: April 2, 2023
Phone Interviews: Tentatively planned for the week of April 9, 2023
Firm Location: Seattle, WA

Submitted on Monday, February 27, 2023

TGP Inc.

Landscape Architecture Internship

Location(s): Glendale, CA
Contact Name: Nanda Raghunathan
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 8187975914
Salary Range: $20-$22/hr
Web Site:

Job Description:

TGP, Inc. is a professional practice offering consulting services for solving contemporary landscape design challenges, since its founding in 1994. We are seeking interns to join our team. SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe CS (Photoshop, InDesign Illustrator), 3D modeling, and hand drawing
  • Ability to communicate with appropriate graphic skills
  • Strong design and organizational skills
  • A passion for creativity
  • Ability to work independently

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Must be enrolled in college during the time of internship.How to Apply: Please submit the following: A single, multi-page, PDF (under 10 MB) with cover letter, detailed resume and work samples to: and note “Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Please do not include hyperlinks to external portfolios as they will not be reviewed. TGP, Inc. is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Submitted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023


Landscape Architect Internship

Location(s): Stockton, CA
Contact Name: Jim Willis
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 209-943-2021
Salary Range: competitive compensation packages
Web Site:

Position Summary:

In general, the duties of this position consist of, but not limited to, LEARNING the following tasks:

  • Research project requirements
  • Develop conceptual sketches and visualizations
  • Perform drafting and presentation work for projects
  • Prepare and assemble construction documents
  • Check drawing format and dimension accuracy
  • Compose memos and other correspondence
  • Prioritize and coordinate tasks with other project team members
  • Prepare project cost estimates for materials, equipment and labor


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Visualization skills with digital media
  • Some knowledge in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, and Microsoft Office.
  • Creative design ability and an ability to artistically convey project design elements graphically
  • Commitment to learning landscape construction, grading, irrigation and horticultural knowledge
  • An ability to professionally and proactively communicate with clients and co-workers
  • The desire to integrate with and learn related disciplines
  • An ability to participate in collaborative project teams and coordinate deliverables
  • Read, write and understand English at a level necessary to perform the duties of this position


  • In pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture


  • None required

How to apply: download an application at

Received Friday, February 3rd, 2023


Summer Intern

Location(s): San Francisco
Contact Name: Sarah Samynathan
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 949-584-8808
Salary Range: $25/hr
Web Site:
Job Description:
TERREMOTO is a landscape architecture design studio with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California.  We are looking for interns at our San Francisco office! If you are interested please send your portfolio and resume to .

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.

The summer internship will begin in June 2023 and run through September 2023 (can shift depending on personal schedule). Interns will work in our SF office 3 days per week (Tue-Thurs) as well as 2 day from home. Interns will be paid hourly at $25/hour and are expected to work an average of 32-40 hours per week.


  • 3rd-5th year student
  • Knows AutoCAD and Adobe Suite
  • Knowledge of a 3D program is a plus
  • Organized and can handle multi-tasking
  • Attention to detail
  • Great communication skills! Interns will be working collaboratively with
  • clients and other Moto team members

How to Apply: Please send a resume + portfolio with any relevant experience to

Submitted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Integra Planning + Landscape Architecture

Summer Internship - Landscape Architecture

Location(s): Santa Rosa, CA
Contact Name: Michael Cook
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 707-852-0500
Salary Range: $18-22/hr depending on experience
Web Site:
Job Description:

Integra Planning + Landscape Architecture (INTEGRA+) provides excellence and quality in every assignment by bringing innovation, creativity, integrity, dependability, and (of utmost importance) collaboration to our relationship.
INTEGRA+ creates beautiful, functional, and sustainable outdoor spaces for homeowners, developers, business owners, institutions, and municipalities in California, Nevada, North Dakota, and beyond. As landscape architects and planners, creativity is in our DNA. Also, in our DNA is collaboration where our clients are an essential part of the process, from conceptual ideas to scheduling and budgeting, and our innovative designs represent the thoughtful integration of each client’s goals with the opportunities and constraints specific to every project site. With our attention to detail and service-oriented approach, INTEGRA+ and its principals have earned a reputation for excellence. Our principals have more than four decades of combined experience, and have developed great working relationships with local, regional, and state planning agencies.

As an integral part of the operations of the firm and design team, the Landscape Designer is responsible for assisting in the design process and producing accurate and quality technical documents to Industry and INTEGRA+ standards for all drafting and document control  activities. The Landscape Designer, using hand-drawing and computer aided design system, will help to design and maintain drawings, document control database, specifications, and detail libraries. The Landscape Designer is accountable for: assisting in the development of the designs and drafting for site designs, land use planning documents, report preparation, construction documentation, base plans, site plans, planting plans, irrigation plans and calculations, lighting plans, construction details, etc. The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic and detailed orientated with a strong ability to take direction and follow through on tasks with minimal supervision. Efficiency, accuracy, and the ability to work with others is key to keeping projects on-time and profitable.


  • The intern serves as a member of the design team, attends and actively participates in team meetings, training sessions and seminars. The ideal candidate leads with organization, efficiency, and accuracy.
  • Develop designs and concepts for client reviews based on initial information provided by project managers.
  • Accomplish 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 cooperatively with the members of the team to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.
  • Acknowledge significance of role and responsibilities as being a viable contributing member to the overall vision, success, and direction of the company.
  • Assist AutoCAD staff.
  • Perform diverse computer data entry, clerical duties and report to the Project Manager(s).
  • Provide design and drafting services for all Planners + Landscape Architects.
  • Follow drawing format and dimension specifications.
  • Capable of prioritizing to ensure that projects get completed on schedule.
  • Follow Landscape Designer guidance in meeting budget requirements for operational expenses and capital equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned.


  • Read, write, and understand English at a level necessary to perform the duties of this classification.
  • Follow detailed oral and written instructions.
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks, functions, and duties related to design, drafting and document control using a computer-aided design system and computer databases.
  • Exhibit strong organizational skills with attention to detail, consistency, and preciseness.
  • Knowledge of California plant species and their appropriate applications.
  • Manage files within a computer operating system directory structure.
  • Demonstrate supportive and cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Be highly motivated to grow personally and professionally within the INTEGRA+ environment.
  • Ability to work with planners and landscape architects in development of designs.
  • Ability to take concept sketches and accurately implement them into the overall design.
  • Have any combination of education and experience that would establish possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above. Normally, 1-2 years of related academic coursework, 1-2+ years of design work in professional office, and 1-2+ years of related work experience using AutoCAD and Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Power Point. Document control experience strongly desired.
  • Knowledge in irrigation design.
  • Experience with Abode Creative Suite a plus.

How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to

Submitted on Monday, January 16, 2023

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