The competitive field of architecture is exciting, engaging, and tough to break into if you don't have experience!
Apply for one of the placements below to get your foot in the door.
Tasks in architecture include general drafting duties and CAD work, 3D work, assisting with distribution of messages, packages, documentation etc. Making up sample boards as required.
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 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. The intern will work with a mentor and follow specific instructions for completion, 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. Thorough knowledge of the metric system and architectural CAD (Computer Aided Design) Systems is required. Basic Italian is necessary to communicate with team tutors and colleagues.
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. Where the user will be able to enjoy, relax and in general feel well. Their offices are located in London, Milan, Cairo, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Toronto. 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.
A collaborative public art team seeks a skilled draftsperson to assist with 2D and 3D digital rendering and design for large-scale, site-specific public art competitions. The selected intern will assist with research and computer drafting as part of artists conceptual exploration.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have versatility in design approaches and an interest in visual art and public space. He or she must have the ability to work in a wide variety of visual space programs like Rhino, SketchUp, AutoCAD, VectorWorks and 3D Modeling or animation programs. Prior experience in architectural competitions as well as a strong portfolio are desirable.
Skilled in design, management, and consulting for a range of architectural services this prestigious NY firm is seeking an intern to assist with all phases of design. The selected intern will consult with clients on apartment renovation and small commercial spaces, and preparation and submission of requests for proposals.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be skilled in AutoCad and/or Revit having had relevant coursework and a strong portfolio.
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.
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."
Yaires Savannah College of Art and Design
"My experience abroad has given me the necessary skills and attitudes to compete and be successful in the global market. It has prepared me in a different language and working atmosphere and ethics, and it has shown me a whole new world of possibilities and opportunities."
“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.”