The competitive field of architecture is exciting, engaging, and can be difficult to break into if you don't have experience. Apply for one of our international internships, and we can help you get your foot in the door.
Your tasks in an architecture internship abroad might include general drafting duties and CAD work, 3D work, assisting with distribution of messages, packages, documentation, and making up sample boards as required, among others. Opportunities are available in both commercial and residential, new building and restoration, so review a small sampling of our internship examples and apply to your preferred program.
A collective community for creative people, this organization collaborates on projects including the design of products & spaces in one of the most iconic architectural cities in the world. They promote working, learning, and play within the creative community. Interns will work on design projects, creating and executing design solutions for problems of form, usability, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development and sales.
Ideal Candidate: Recent graduate studying industrial design with a strong portfolio. Great attitude with a creative edge.
This architecture firm was formed in 2006, by a group of young architects from Barcelona, that share the same attitude and understanding towards design and architecture. Their objective is to share resources, ideas, and experiences. Each one of them forms the team that is more appropriate for each project depending on subject, expertise and availability. Interns will complete research, draft ideas and work on multiple projects with the firm. Interns may be involved in many projects including residential, urban planning, hotels, and public planning.
Ideal Candidate: Senior or recent graduate. Interns must be able to draft, be innovated, and have a great attitude.
This architectural studio based in Florence specializes in external historical restoration, and is looking for architectural students to collaborate with their team on current projects. Interns will gain practical experience working on architectural projects submitted for competition.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal intern will be a upper level student or graduate of an architecture program. An interest and/or background in historical restoration is preferred.
Founded in 2001 this architecture and design firm has won many important contracts with local public entities in Florence and the surrounding areas. Their focus is on strong urban & landscape design. However, they also work with private customers, developing properties and designing buildings of every dimension. Interns in their design studio will be given specific projects and will work with a mentor learning about project management, hitting deadlines and maintaining the overall quality of work and attention to detail.
Ideal Candidate: Interns should be graduates of strong architecture programs, although seniors who are close to graduation will be considered. Knowledge of the metric system and AutoCAD is preferred.
This architectural placement is with a boutique firm where the projects are tailored to the client needs and vision. This firms approach to architecture is simple: A desire to create something original and unexpected with each opportunity. Their offices are located in London, Milan, Cairo, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Toronto. The intern will take part in many office activities. They will collaborate with one of the Project Architects and help him/her to prepare design presentations to clients. The intern will be required to draw with AutoCAD and Photoshop and in general to use their creative skills. They will work on Concept, Schematic, Design Development packages. With a 40 year history of award-winning experience, this placement will give any architectural student a practical, hands-on experience in the industry.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have an educational background/experience in Architecture, and proficiency with both AutoCAD and Photoshop. Highly creative and self-motivated people will excel.
This architecture firm is a progressive architectural organization that offers internships in both building design and construction projects. The firm's focus has a strong environmental element for small/medium size residential buildings and commercial projects. The role will consist of a broad range of tasks and responsibilities, allowing exposure to the architectural process as well as some involvement with construction management process. Specific tasks may include general and contract administration, research and following up general inquiries, client consultant and supplier liaison, and design, documentation, and drafting.
Ideal Candidate: Senior or graduate in Architecture, structural engineering. Interest in green design. High levels of tasks are assigned and quality work is always expected. Paid positions may be possible after the internship to exceptionally talented students.
"I think only through a program like this was [it] possible to find a perfect little studio like this. I loved that it was not a huge company where I was doing unnecessary busy-work. It was only 6 of us in the office and I felt like I was truly contributing to the projects that were being worked on and that I was learning more every day. Since [Italy] is indeed one of the most prominent countries for design, I believe that I am ahead of many since I have been able to learn and see things that have truly expanded my horizons and creativity levels."
“When I think back on this past summer in Italy, I realize that it wasn't just the internship or living in the city, but also the little things that played such a significant part in making the experience so unforgettable.
Whether it was having a cappuccino with a chocolate croissant every Saturday morning, spending all day at the language school laughing with my teacher and classmates, riding through the city to construction sites on my boss' motorino, coming home to my host mom’s fresh cooked spaghetti with pesto, or going on day trips to the coast, surrounding cities, or the beautiful north-Italian lakes, I was constantly surprised and amazed by Italy's excitingly unique culture and lifestyle.”