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Internships will be posted as they are received.
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.
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SWA Cultural Landscape Fellowship, Houston/Dallas
The Cultural Landscpe Foundation (TCLF) is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for a gifted student or recent alum that willl take place during the summer of 2014. Developed in partnership with SWA Group, this paid position includes housing and will be based for four to five weeks each at SWA's Houston and Dallas offices.
Specifically, this position will focus on research, writing and field reconnaissance for TCLF's What's Out There Texas program, which is part of TCLF's What's Out There free, searchable, authoriative online database of the nation's designed landscapes. Specific tasks include generating and editing text, on site photography, and photo editing. Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are essential for the job. The fellow would work for four to five weeks each in SWA's Houston and Dallas offices, engaging directly with SWA staff and remotely with TCLF's Washington, DC-based staff.
- Excellent writing and editing;
- Research - archives and other primary source material, books and online;
- A good phtographic eye;
- Experience with Photoshop;
- Experience with or knowledge of landscape architecture vocabulary and history
Submissions: Cover letter and resume are required. A brief writing sample is required - two pages or less, ideally a paper or essay about a designed landscape or landscape architect. Portfolio is not required.
Compensation Details: $15/hour, full-time. Housing is provided by the firm in Houston and in Dallas.
Education Requirements: Landscape Architecture or Historic Preservation student or recent alum preferred. Other relevant degrees or experience will be considered.
Application materials are due April 15, with phone interviews and hiring decision in late April. Please send application materials, questions or comments to email@example.com.
Sage Ecological Landscapes, Los Osos
Sage Ecological Landscapes is looking for an unpaid design intern to help with Landscape Design. The intern will assist the Sage design team with design-related tasks for custom residential landscapes. The intern must have a working knowledge of AutoCAD, InDesign and Photoshop. The intern must also be familiar with drought tolerant and native plants. The intern will shadow the designer and may help with site analysis, organizing client information, entering base plans into AutoCAD, presentation layout and other assignments related to design.
Sage is seeking a landscape architecture student in their third year or above to work approximately 10 hours per week.
Interested individuals should contact Scott Domingues, Landscape Designer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Peter Walker and Partners (PWP) Landscape Architecture will be selecting a small group of Landscape Architecture students for 2014 summer apprenticeships which will be held from June 9 to August 15, 2014. Applicants must have at least one semester of school left prior to graduation.
PWP has a long-standing commitment to linking education and practice. Since the inception of the firm, PWP has offered an internship program that provides students an opportunity for immersion into the working environment of a firm committed to built work. The PWP Internship Program allows students to gain exposure to the inner workings of PWP and their team. Interns are integrated into project teams where they experience various aspects of a project, from concept through construction documents, in order to understand the real world application of their studies. The internship includes a week long design charette, regular office visits to other acclaimed Bay Area firms and guided site visits to local built projects.
The internship is paid on an hourly basis. Living arrangements and transportation are not provided and are the responsibility of the students.
Interested students should send the following information to arrive by March 17, 2014:
- Resume, including special skills and interests
- Hard copy portfolio of work - if group projects are submitted, clearly indicate what work you have done - no digital samples or personal websites will be reviewed. Application materials accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope will be returned.
- Contact information for 2 references
Please send all correspondence to: PWP Landscape Architecture, Attn: Collin Jones, 739 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94710.
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Lotusland, Santa Barbara
Lotusland has notified the department of a three-month (June - September 2014) Sustainable Plant Health Care internship paying $10.00/hour plus housing. A vehicle will be needed for off-site transportation as there is no public transportation nearby.
Successful applicants will work with Lotusland's Plant Health Care Coordinator and grounds staff implementing and monitoring management practices for a 37-acre botanical display garden emphasizing bromeliads, cacti and succulents, cycads, ferns, palms, water gardens as well as turf areas.
The intern will experience all aspects of Lotusland's horticultural program. S/he will gain theoretical as well as hands on experience that will equip him/her for designing and managing a similar program in any urban horticultural setting without using toxic or environmentally degrading materials. The intern will become familiar with ecological soil management practices using compost, compost tea, and mulch, as well as soil fertility management using natural nutrient cycling by soil food web organisms and through applying organic fertilizers. S/he will also help manage plant diseases by the use of beneficial microorganisms and experience the insectaries responsible for the balanced insect ecology of the garden. Finally, s/he will become familiar with plant health indicators and how to monitor them both in the field and in Lotusland's lab.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an accredited, college-level horticultural program or internship. The intern must have his/her own transportation. Housing is provided.
For information and to download the internship application, click here. To apply, please send a cover letter, the application, and three letters of reference to Dorothy Shaner, Director of Public Programs, Ganna Walska Lotusland, 695 Ashley Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 by March 15, 2014. The successful applicant will be notified by April 2014.
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EPT Design, Irvine and Pasadena
EPT Design is a dynamic Southern California landscape architecture firm committed to design excellence, professional integrity, a people-centered studio culture, and a dedication to individual growth. EPT Design is pleased to again offer a Summer Internship to any student of landscape architecture who will be returning to study in Fall 2014. The firm's goal is to provide practical, real-world experience for students interested in furthering their immersion into the profession.
The Summer Internship offers the opportunity to participate as an integral member of project teams. 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, interns enhance their creative problem-solving skills and further develop their ability to excel in a team environment.
EPT Design will select two individuals, one for their Pasadena Studio and one for their Irvine Studio. The firm is looking for uniquely talented individuals who possess a passion for design, digital curiosity, a respect for history and ecology, and an enthusiasm for the future. Students interested in being considered should forward the following:
- Current Resume
- Design Approach Statement (In one page, explain how you typically approach a design challenge)
- Project Examples
- PDF format, Max 10 MB
Submittals must be received by March 15, 2014 in order to be considered. The firm will review all eligible submittals and announce a decision within 15 days. Send submittals to: Scott Horsley, Senior Associate, email@example.com.
Land Patterns Design, Santa Barbara
Jaime Pierce, owner of Land Patterns Design, has advised the department that a part-time internship opportunity is available. Skill/experience in computers, digital media and CAD is desired. The office uses Vector Works. Additional work includes detail production and web site design/maintenance. The office is located in Goleta and has been newly remodeled and is a great environment to work in.
Contact Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office phone: 805-562-3100.
US Green Building Council CA Central Coast Chapter
The U.S. Green Building Council California Central Coast Chapter has a paid internship opportunity. The intern will support the chapter leadership is all aspects of chapter activities, including creating written and graphic material, preparation for and organization of activities, financials, distributing materials and representing the chapter in written and verbal communications. The intern must be able to:
- Create written and graphic documentation using appropriate software.
- Organize and implement projects including events, programs, and education programs.
- Organize and maintain project files in a consistent manner.
- Manage multiple tasks from multiple people with potentially conflicting deadlines.
- Research and documentation to support project needs.
- Creation and maintenance of chapter web sites.
- Creation and maintenance of membership database and communications.
- Manage their own time with clear communication to the team regarding project status and requests for additional information.
OC Parks Design, Orange County
Position Title: OC Parks Design Intern (unpaid internship)
Name and Location of Agency/Department Requesting Intern: OC Parks Design is a division of Orange County Community Resources Irvine, CA 92602
Functions of Agency/Department: Orange County Community Resources/OC Parks operates regional and recreational facilities and manages historical and natural resources. These 60,000 acres of parkland and open space include regional and wilderness parks, nature preserves and recreational trails, historic sites, and harbors and beaches. OC Parks Design Division produces the planning and design documents that are used to construct, operate and manage the County's recreational open space.
Intern Duties/Responsibilities: Interns will assist OC Parks Design Project Management staff with capital improvement and rehabilitation projects. Assignments will include the following:
- Prepare e-files, CAD drawings, reports and project correspondence
- Produce project specifications and cost estimates
- Prepare reports, exhibits and maps for presentation
- Conduct project research
- Research utility information
- Assist in day-to-day project-related assignments
Educational Requirements: Internship is best suited for students or recent graduates with knowledge/experience in landscape architecture/design, horticulture, architecture, planning or environmental sciences.
Skills, Training or Qualifications: Knowledge and intermediate proficiency in the following computer programs: Microsoft Office Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), CAD software (AutoCad latest version), Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and scheduling software (Microsoft Project).
Time Commitment: Minimum 12 - 15 hours per week for 3 months. Hours must be scheduled during regular business hours (Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Applicants willing to work additional hours or for a longer duration typically gain a more in-depth experience. A total time commitment of 165 hours is recommended to receive full benefit from this experience.
Benefits Available to Intern: Although this is an unpaid internship, students and recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to:
- Build resumes and explore career options
- Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace
- Fulfill college/university internship requirements
- Network in their fields of interest with professionals who are dedicated to making a positive difference in Orange County
- Intern with one of the premier employers in the region
Additional Information: In addition to the application requirements listed below, prospective interns must provide a portfolio or examples of design work, graphics projects and writing samples.
Application Process: Please e-mail a resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript to Jane.Dawson@ocgov.com. The cover letter is an opportunity for students to describe career and academic goals, to elaborate upon personal and academic accomplishments, to share areas of interest that relate to the internship and to identify what type of internship experience they are seeking. Please include GPA, preferred start and end dates for the internship, number of hours that can be scheduled on a weekly basis and days/timeframes available to schedule internship hours.
Availability: Applicants for this internship are considered on a year-round basis.
Contact: Jane Dawson, Manager/Intern Resources, County Executive Office/Media Relations, 333 West Santa Ana Blvd., Room 104, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Phone: (714) 834-7440. E-mail: email@example.com.
Lifescape Designs, Los Angeles area
Lifescape Designs is a landscape and pool design and install company specializing in high-end residential projects. The company takes a project from design to completion. They have an internship opportunity for a student eager to learn more about the design and building process. The successful candidate will be involved in the entire journey, from meeting with the client, to creating and designing a concept, to the completion of the project.
For more information, contact Aaron or Cindy Blubaugh at 805-587-7689 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.