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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.
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.
MacKay and Somps, Pleasanton
Education/Experience: Current enrollment in an accredited university with the goal to obtain a degree in Landscape Architecture or City and Regional Planning.
Skills/Job Knowledge: Familiar with planning and land development terms, methods, process, and principles. Basic AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office proficiency is recommended. A background of basic design principles with a sense of practicality is required as are good written and oral communications skills. Candidates should possess an interest in the land development and planning profession and have the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team. The firm's planners frequently have backgrounds in landscape architecture, urban planning or city and regional planning. The firm looks for creative individuals who keep up with current trends in the industry and can turn those ideas into practical designs. Being able to use AutoCAD and Photoshop software is very valuable, but being able to create graphics without the use of a computer is still important.
Assignments: Assignments will vary depending upon available workload and skill level, but typically involve AutoCAD drafting, Photoshop exhibits, land planning, preparation and processing of entitlement packages and general office assistance.
- Site Analysis and Engineering
- Development Review and Entitlement
- Basic Design Principles
- Community Design and Land Planning
Recommended Software Skills
- Microsoft Office (Word , Excel PowerPoint)
- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
To apply, submit your resume by email to email@example.com, by mail to MacKay & Somps, Attn.: Personnel, 5142 Franklin Drive, Suite C, Pleasanton, CA 94588-3368, or by fax to 925-416-1833.
MacKay and Somps is a multi-disciplinary firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area providing services for clients ranging from individual land owners to national home building companies. The company is comprised of over 60 employees in their Pleasanton and Roseville offices. Planning work consists of land planning of residential, commercial and mixed use sites; entitlements including General Plan and Specific Plans, Planned Development Zoning, Site Development Review, Design Guidelines, Tentative Maps and Environmental documents. The firm coordinates with land owners, architects,and landscape architects as well as city staff, planning commissioners and councils.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, San Diego
Program alum Lei Huey Yap Imperial (2011) has advised the department that the San Diego office of Kimley-Horn and Associates has a summer internship available with its Architecture team. Interested candidates must have a willingness to perform general engineering tasks supporting various project managers as required.
Must be in process of completing within the next 18 months a BS or MS from an ABET accredited university in the field of Landscape Architecture.
Strong communication, leadership, and technical skills. Programs used include CAD, Land F/X, SketchUp, Adobe CS 5(PS, Ai, ID).
How to Apply: to be considered an applicant, please apply through the Kimley-Horn web site at Apply Online.
Kimley-Horn is a comprehensive civil engineering and land planning firm. With staff is over 50 offices, the firm offers full consulting services in a wide range of disciplines in both the private and public sectors: landscape architecture, aviation, environmental, intelligent transportation systems, land planning, transit, transportation, roads and bridges, urban redevelopment, and water resources.
Costello Kennedy Landscape Architecture, San Rafael
Costello Kennedy Landscape Architecture is seeking a self-motivated landscape architectural student for a summer 2013 internship in their San Rafael, CA office. This small design firm offers an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while working directly with the principal landscape architect on an array of project types.
Candidates will need a basic understanding of the landscape architecture profession, a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn.
Pursuing an education in Landscape Architecture.
- Positive and organized work style.
- Self-directed and comfortable working independently.
- Strong freehand illustration and rendering skills.
- Proficiency using AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketch-up and Microsoft Office.
- Plant knowledge a plus.
- Managing project tasks.
- Client meetings.
- Site analysis.
- Drafting plans and details.
- Preparing presentation graphics.
- Construction administration tasks.
- Office administration tasks.
Interns will be involved in all phases of the design process while working on a diverse list of project types. Current projects include various Native American cultural projects and many custom residential gardens.
Interested individuals are requested to apply immediately. Applicants should send Teresa Costello Kennedy ('96) a resume and portfolio (include freehand and computer graphics/up to 10mb) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Summer Internship" in the subject line.
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.