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.
 
 
 


Watershed Progressive 

Landscape or Graphic Design Intern 

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

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

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


SWA/Balsley

Fall Internship

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

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

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


Berger Partnership

Student Summer Intern - Berger Partnership

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

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

Urban wildlife
Adapted and reference habitats
Human ecological health

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

The intern can expect to spend about 60% of their time on the above-mentioned research with the remaining time dedicated to practicum. The practicum is designed to provide hands-on project experience in a collaborative team environment and will likely involve researching applicable projects and visiting local examples, preparation of graphics, 3D modeling, and design of a range of landscape elements.

How to Apply:
Application Specifications:

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

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

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

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

Submitted on Thursday, February 27, 2020


Kounkuey Design Initiative

Design Intern (Paid)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submitted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020


BrightView Design Group

Summer Internship Program

Location(s): Orange County, CA / Santa Monica, CA / Denver, CO
Web Site: jobs.brightview.com
Job Description
Brighter futures start here. BrightView takes pride in providing consistent, high-quality landscape services with a dependable service commitment. As the nation’s leading landscape services company, BrightView provides, through its team of more than 18,000 employees, services ranging from landscape maintenance and enhancements to tree care and landscape development for thousands of customers’ properties, including corporate and commercial properties, HOAs, public parks, hotels and resorts, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, educational institutions, restaurants and retail, and golf courses, among others. BrightView takes care of its employees, customers, and communities while delivering exceptional landscapes that positively impact millions of lives every day.

A brighter future is in your hands.  We are seeking Landscape Design Interns for our Fall & Summer Internship programs with our BrightView Landscape Design Group.

What you’ll do:
• Design – You will work with, and be mentored by, our experienced Designers in various phases of active projects to prepare design diagrams, conceptual landscape presentations, and preliminary presentation graphics
• Project Management – You will work with our Project Managers to prepare design/development packages, drawing and construction document packages, attend construction observation meetings, and assist with plant material selection
• Estimating – You will assist with project budgets

Skills we’re seeking:
• Proficiency with computer software programs including Auto CAD, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), SketchUp, and MS Office suite (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Ability to communicate design concepts and ideas through hand sketching, graphics, and rendering

Preferred Educational Status:
• Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Associate's degree from an accredited program in the areas of Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design, with a maximum of 2 years remaining 

See the poster HERE.

How to Apply: Apply at jobs.brightview.com

Interested candidates must submit a resume and portfolio of their design work for consideration.

Posted on Friday, February 7, 2020


CMG Landscape Architecture

2020 Landscape Architecture Summer Internship

Location(s): San Francisco, CA
Contact Name: Wesley Cogan
Contact Email: wcogan@cmgsite.com
Contact Phone: 415-757-2069
Web Site: https://www.cmgsite.com/firm/employment/
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: 10 weeks, June – August
Application Deadline: Monday March 23rd, 2020 by 11:59 PM PST
Shortlist: We will contact the intern shortlist the week of March 30th, 2020.

Skills/Experience: Excellent graphic, design, writing, 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 at least one semester left prior to graduation.

Please note: CMG currently offers only a summer internship.

For more information and application instructions, please visit
https://www.cmgsite.com/firm/employment/

CMG is a landscape architecture firm committed to building neighborhood and community in the Bay Area. Our project scope varies from large scale planning projects such as Treasure Island and the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan, to small scale projects such as Twitter Alley, to complex urban projects such as Mint Plaza and the Moscone Center. Our office is a very collaborative and friendly environment, where every design opinion is valued. For more information about us and our work, students can visit our website: www.cmgsite.com

How to Apply:
Please upload the following application materials to the link provided to ensure that your application is considered:
• Letter of Interest | Please tell us (in one page or less) why you would like to be an intern at CMG this summer.
• Resume | Resume may be integrated into your portfolio.
• Portfolio | Please upload a PDF package under 20 MB.  Embedded links and PDFs that exceed this maximum size will not be considered.

For more information and application instructions, please visit https://www.cmgsite.com/firm/employment/

Submitted on Monday, February 3, 2020


Norris Design

2020 Internship Program

Location(s): Austin, Dallas, Denver, Fort Collins, Frisco, Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson
Web Site: http://www.norris-design.com
Job Description:
Norris Design is a planning, landscape architecture and branding firm established in 1985. Our Theory 2 Practice internship program is your opportunity to become a part of our dynamic team. Throughout this paid internship program, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience while working with talented landscape architects, planners and graphic designers.

You’ll apply classroom theories to the practice of planning and landscape architecture, while working in a fun, creative and professional environment. We are currently seeking applications for our Austin, Dallas, Denver, Fort Collins, Frisco, Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson offices.

You’ll work on a full range of projects to include master planning, urban design and branding. You’ll also actively participate in conceptual designs, team workshops, client meetings and construction observations. The Theory 2 Practice internship program is available to all students returning to school for the Fall 2020 semester.

PROGRAM GOALS
• Learn the inner workings of our office environment and culture
• Gain hands-on experience working with professionals in community planning, mixed use design, landscape architecture and branding
•Attend meetings and interact with clients and design professionals
•Explore the great cities/regions where we have office locations

How to Apply: If you’re interested, please submit the following to the internship posting at http://www.norris-design.com/internships/:
• Letter of interest
• List your top three office location preferences (Austin, Dallas, Denver, Flagstaff, Fort Collins, Frisco, Phoenix, Tucson)
• Your current resume (including your year in school and the program in which you study)
• Two to four (2 – 4) examples of your best landscape architecture and/or planning work (Show plans, sections, sketches, etc. that best describe the project and your abilities)
• 
Two (2) references familiar with your professional training — please include names, phone numbers and titles of your chosen references (you do not need them to send anything, just include their information)
• An original sketch of a pair of glasses

Please be sure your submission is no larger than 10MB and a maximum of 10 pages. Finalists will be interviewed over the phone the week of March 16. Student(s) selected to participate will be notified no later than March 31.

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020


EinwillerKuehl Landscape Architecture

Summer Internship

Location(s): Oakland, CA
Contact Name: Chelsea DeWitt
Contact Email: chelsea@einwillerkuehl.com
Contact Phone: 510-891-1696
Salary Range: $20/hr
Web Site: www.einwillerkuehl.com
Job Description: We are looking for 2 energetic, curious, talented interns to
participate in our 2020 Summer Internship Program. The internship is 40 hours
per week and will be compensated. Field Trips and site visits in the Bay Area
to built projects and construction sites will occur once a week. A 10-week
minimum commitment running June - August is kindly requested.

How to Apply:
Graduate and undergraduate students entering their final year in a Landscape
Architecture program are eligible to apply.

To apply, email or Dropbox applications with all information in the checklist
below to chelsea@einwillerkuehl.com.

Please include “EinwillerKuehl Summer Internship” in the email subject
line.

Applications must be received by March 2, 2020.
Candidates for phone interviews will be selected in mid-March.

• Cover Letter: 1 pg max, stating your interests and ambitions in landscape
architecture
• Resume: 2 pg max
• Portfolio: 5 MB and 20 pg max. Letter or Tabloid size.
• References: Contact information for 2 references (letters not required)

Submitted on Friday, January 24, 2020


RRM Design Group

Landscape Architecture Intern

Location(s): San Luis Obispo, CA
Web Site: https://www.rrmdesign.com
Job Description:  
Our San Luis Obispo office is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Landscape Architecture Intern to join our team. The position would be part-time in the Spring 2020 quarter and is expected to continue as full-time during Summer 2020.

The Intern will:
• Assist in the production of design and technical documents including construction documents, public workshop materials and presentation graphics.
• Collaborate with our Landscape Architecture department on projects and tasks.

Job requirements include but are not limited to:
• Pursuing a degree in Landscape Architecture (preferred: 3rd, 4th, or 5th year).
• Experience in relevant computer programs, such as: AutoCAD, Photoshop. InDesign, and Illustrator.
• Strong attention to detail, graphic, and written skills.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to thrive in a team-work environment.
• A passion for landscape architectural design.

Here at RRM Design Group, we inspire and support each other through collaboration, respect, and innovation to create environments people enjoy. We are a multidisciplinary design firm comprised of architects, civil and structural engineers, planners, landscape architects, and surveyors. With four offices in California, our team of professionals work on a variety of fun and exciting projects throughout the state. If you would like to be a part of a collaborative and innovative team that is professional and fun, then RRM is the place for you!

*Please upload resume and portfolio when applying to the position.*

How to Apply: Students may apply on our website at: https://www.rrmdesign.com/careers/. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 14th.

Submitted on Thursday, January 23, 2020


EPTDESIGN

2020 Summer Internship Program

Location(s): Pasadena, CA & Long Beach, CA
Web Site: http://eptdesign.com
Job Description:  
EPTDESIGN is a dynamic Southern California landscape architecture firm committed to design excellence, personal integrity, a people-centered studio culture, and a dedication to individual growth. We are pleased to offer a Summer Internship open to landscape architecture students who will be returning to study in Fall 2020. Our goal is to provide practical, real-world experience for students interested in furthering their immersion into the profession. 

Vision
EPTDESIGN will select two individuals – with each individual in either our Pasadena or Laguna Beach studio. The summer internship offers the opportunity to participate as an integral member of our project team. 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. 

Qualifications
– Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree returning to study in Fall 2020
– Strong interest in design, digital curiosity, and a respect for history and ecology
– Enthusiasm to participate in a team environment 
– Must submit a current resume, portfolio, and interest statement

How to Apply: Please visit www.eptdesign.com/jobs to apply. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2019.

Submitted on Thursday, January 23, 2020


Design Workshop

2020 Internship Program

Location(s): Aspen, CO | Austin, TX | Chicago, IL | Denver, CO | Houston, TX | Lake Tahoe, CA | Los Angeles, CA
Contact Name: Tania Kelly
Contact Email: tkelly@designworkshop.com
Web Site: designworkshop.com
Job Description:  Design Workshop is looking for energetic and motivated students to join our 2020 Summer Internship Program. During this 10-week program, participants will experience a dynamic, creative design environment in one of our eight offices.

What’s in it for you: Resume and skill-building experience. Work will include project research, site visits, sketching, computer production, design reviews, and marketing proposal assistance.

What we’re looking for: Students with exceptional graphic, AutoCAD, analysis, and digital production skills with proficiency in Adobe Suite and 3-D modeling (3-D Max and/or SketchUp). A positive attitude and open mind are a must.

Who can apply: We will accept applications from recent graduates and students pursuing degrees in landscape architecture, urban design, or planning. Those with dual degrees in both landscape architecture and urban design or planning are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be authorized to work in the Unites States.

How to Apply: To apply, please post a cover letter, resume, and portfolio through our online employment application. A complete application includes all three documents in one pdf under 10 mg. Select "2020 Summer Internship Program" as the position for which you are applying. All summer internship finalists will be notified by February 24, 2020. The program begins early June and continues through mid August, 2020 (10-week program), however we do accommodate individual needs.

Virtual Information Session - January 22, 7 pm MST.

Submitted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020


DTJ Design

Job Title: Internship

Location(s): Boulder, CO and Atlanta, GA
Contact Name: DTJ Design
Contact Email: dtj@dtjdesign.com
Contact Phone: 303-443-7533
Contact FAX:
Salary Range:
Web Site:
Job Description
:
WHO WE ARE
DTJ DESIGN (DTJ) is looking for creative students seeking real-world design
experience to join our team. As a multi-discipline firm, we are architects,
land planners, and landscape architects who thrive in collaborative design.
DTJ’s internship program allows students to be submersed into our diverse
portfolio of high-quality projects on a variety of scales around the globe.
Our interns are an integral part of the design team, being involved in all
aspects of creative thought and execution while gaining valuable exposure to a professional design firm.

What else is unique about DTJ? Our culture.

We emphasize personal bonds with each other because everyone knows that all work and no play gets old, real fast. That's why we have volunteer days, sports leagues, breakfast club, frequent office field trips and outings to satisfy your urge to get some exercise, drink a beer, or both!

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Ideal candidates are students actively enrolled in a professional design
program at a university focusing in architecture, planning, landscape
architecture, or a related field. Further qualifications include:
• Full-time availability
• Strong design + graphic skills
• Attention to detail + ability to multi-task
• Positive attitude + communication skills
• Knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite + Microsoft Office
• Experience with Sketch-Up, Rhino, or other modeling software highly
preferred

INTERESTED?
We are looking to grow our team in all three studios (Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture) in our Colorado and Georgia offices.

Hard work deserves compensation, so all internship positions are full-time
and paid. If this seems like a great fit for you, please visit our website at
dtjdesign.com.

How to Apply: https://dtjdesign.com/careers/interns/

Submitted on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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