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

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

Wood Rodgers

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

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

Internships on ASLA's JobLink

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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