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.
Industrial Design with a Creative Edge
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.
Creative Architecture Firm
This architecture firm was formed in 2006, by a group of young architects from Barcelona who share the same attitude and understanding towards design and architecture. Their objective is to share resources, ideas, and experiences. 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.
Architectural Restoration of Florence
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.
Architecture and Interior Design in Florence
This studio is an important architectural studio of global design in Florence. From the concept of design to the classic architectonic language: every single part contributes to create the whole. The Studio expresses their vision of a 360° approach to linving in and interactting with the available space.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for this position will be someone with good interior design and architectural skills (or relevant classwork) and able to use different achitecture design programs on the computer.
Urban Architectural Design
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.
Boutique Architectural Firm
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.
Building Services Design Consultancy
The prime objective of this company is to provide their clients with innovative, sound and cost effective design solutions. They work proactively with clients to give them the most effective design options for their needs. They are commercially and architecturally aware engineers and believe that their proactive approach enhances any project brought to them.
Ideal Candidate: Intern must be enthusiastic and have an interest in building services engineering design and management services. Intern will have exposure to projects from inception to completion.
Innovative Commercial/Residential Architecture Firm
This London based architecture company transforms high-end residential properties and businesses. For the, great design is thought, vision, and passion combined. They are looking for an intern to shadow their award winning team of architects and learn about business and projects from concept to completion.
Ideal Candidate: Must be computer proficient, willing to work in all aspects of a busy office space. Background in design or architecture is a plus.
Architecture for a Frim Working with Residential and Small Business Projects
This company works with residential and small business projects: from building extensions, to loft conversions, to basements, to patios and driveways. The comprehensive range of professional building services includes development of design ideas, building plans, planning permission to building approval applications to all construction, extension, conversion and installation building work. Sample tasks: -Work shadow the Project Manager and Site Managers. -Assist the Architectural and Design team with their materials and checking feasibility of clients. -Assist with architectural drawings and help pick out any possible faults. -Practice using AutoCAD for drawings and learn to implement changes as required. -Sit in on Site meetings and take notes if required. -Work shadow the Company Director to learn more about what site meetings entail and what factors affect the company decisions. -Visit the sites to understand how the drawings are used to create different parts of the house.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in architecture with strong drafting skills and proficiency with AutoCad and/or Revit. Preferred candidates will have a desire to work with reviewing blueprints and negotiating with contractors.
World-Renowned Public Art Internship
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.
Internship with Full-service Architectural Practice
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.
Architecture for a Well Known Parisan Firm
This very well known Architecture firm is a phenomenal opportunity for an architecture student. The projects include the refurbishments of large commercial buildings such as office centres and new hotels. Interested candidates in architecture and/or interior design must be willing to work hard and in return gain valuable experience. Interns should be prepared to be given projects where brainstorming, computer graphics and deadlines are part of a days work. Practical experience, portfolio, and a strong work ethic for the fast paced work environment are required.
Ideal Candidate: The company prefers at least a 3rd year student with some French skills and a minimum of AutoCAD proficiency. Knowledge of SketchUp and Photoshop is preferred. An interest in refurbishment of commercial properties is a must.
Architectural Interior Design Placement
In this VIP interior design placement, interns will work with an in-house project manager and perhaps under the additional supervision of a local architect on-site. Interns can expect to gain experience in drafting, meeting presentations, and design.
Ideal Candidate: In order to succeed in the office environment, interns should be well-educated, well-presented, and have excellent etiquette due to the VIP clients. The ability to contribute new ideas and an aesthetic "eye" are sought after.
Internship in Dynamic Architecture Firm
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, client consultant and supplier liaison, and design, documentation, drafting, and following up on general inquiries.
Ideal Candidate: Senior or graduate in architecture or 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.
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