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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.
To be considered for this position, a City of Atascadero Employment Application form must be completed, signed, and submitted to the City Manager's Office. A resume of three pages or less may supplement the application but may not be substituted for it. Applications will not be accepted via email or fax.
The City of Atascadero is seeking a responsible, energetic and hard-working student with a background in Microsoft Office, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, and ArcPad. Knowledge of html and SQL is a plus. Students should have at least two years of coursework completed. Applicants must be willing to learn quickly, demonstrate proficient computer skills, and have strong written and oral communication skills. Under supervision of the IT Manager, the successful candidate will assist in the management of the GIS program. Duties include creating digital and printed maps, acquiring and analyzing data, updating and maintaining current GIS data sets, working with various departments to determine GIS needs, and assisting city staff with desktop GIS applications.
The position is part-time, 20 hours per week with flexible hours, M-F, generally between the hours of 8 am - 5 pm. This position is temporary part-time with the City, and is not eligible for benefits. The salary is $10.21 per hour.
If interested, please send or deliver a completed City application form including at least three references to City Manager's Office, City of Atascadero, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422.
The application deadline is May 16, 2013.
Landscape Development is looking to hire two interns for summer 2013. The pay is $10/hour and is negotiable depending on experience. Please email your resume to Johnny Escobedo, Division President and Business Developer, for consideration (or fax it to his attention at 661-295-1969).
LA student Tim Sullivan has informed the department that the Orange County and San Diego offices of Urban Arena are each looking for an intern (current 3rd or 4th year student).
Urban Arena is a multi-faceted design firm specializing in landscape architecture, planning, and architectural development with more than 18 years of professional experience and service. Urban Arena continues to grow and excel within the industry and remains in search of new means by which to express its expertise as a design firm and steward of the land, whether it be through working with dynamic clientele, working on new and exciting project types, or working with forward-thinking individuals.
The Orange County and San Diego offices of Urban Arena are each offering a summer internship opportunity to a Cal Poly student looking to learn valuable skills in the landscape architecture profession. Interns will complete the internship through a variety of office tasks including drafting, rendering, contributing at team and client meetings, preparing reports, exhibits, and research information, and assisting in day-to-day project related assignments.
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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:
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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Wood Rodgers, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm based in Sacramento, CA, is looking for a summer intern in their Planning and Landscape Group. Preference is for a student who has finished their junior year but the firm may consider sophomores or seniors. Please indicate your anticipated graduation date on your resume. This is a great opportunity to gain insight about working in a professional office, which will help boost your resume and, most importantly, this is a paid position.
Candidates should have strong AutoCAD drafting skills. GIS, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other software expertise will be a plus. Strong communication and analytical skills are also desired. Daily tasks will include supporting Wood Rodgers staff in preparing exhibits and maps, reports and documents, applications, proof-reading, making deliveries, etc. The ideal candidate would be from the Sacramento region. Please indicate your hometown and/or potential living situation on your resume in addition to your San Luis Obispo contact information.
The position is considered temporary (approximately 10 weeks) and will pay $14/hour. No health benefits are provided. The schedule is flexible but is expected to be a minimum of 4 days per week and will be finalized with the selected candidate.
For immediate consideration, please email your one-page resume to Tamara Johnson, HR Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Recommended Software Skills
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.
CAED dean's council former chair Douglas A. Lowe of the Cunningham Group has advised the department that Walt Disney Imagineering has paid internships available. Submissions are currently being accepted. While April 15 is the due date, submissions will be considered past that date until the positions are filled.
Submissions: send electronic resume to Mr. Lowe at his Disney email: Doug.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project samples can be included. Be careful not to send an email that is too large to clear. You may consider providing a URL to additional samples, but if doing so, Mr. Lowe suggests you attach at least one key sample to your email. Reference the various programs applied if it is not apparent, and all materials send should be formatted to be easily printable as 8.5" x 11". Mr. Lowe will review them and pass them on to management.
Preferred skills: WDI is moving toward more BIM based IPD platforms as the method of project delivery. Looking for applicants with 3D computer modeling experience and knowledge of programs such as Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, Maya, and Navisworks.
Location: Work will likely be at the Glendale, CA campus of WDI.
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.
Program alum Rob Maday (2004) has advised the department that he has a summer internship available in Santa Barbara, CA (or virtual office).
Job Summary: Assist a Cal Poly alum/landscape architect in a two-person firm in a wide variety of duties, ranging from plant research to plant layout in the field.
LandscapeResource.com: Intern will provide data entry, graphic design for promotional and marketing materials, content building, correspondence with landscape industry professionals, and a variety of other web-related tasks.
RMLA: Intern will provide support in a number of residential, industrial, and educational landscape design projects under the direct supervision of a licensed landscape architect. See robmaday.com for examples of work and focus.
Qualifications: 3rd or 4th year students with background in landscape/horticulture with knowledge of mediterranean plants, strong verbal and written skills, experience in Office/iLife applications, strong skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Vectorworks, and AutoCAD (LandFX). Candidate must be a self-starter, able to problem-solve with little oversight, be creative, computer and web savvy (basic HTML knowledge a plus but not required), and interested in working in a relaxed, collaborative environment.
Term of Internship: Variable, minimum of 6 weeks, with potential for year-round part-time work.
Hour and Compensation: To be determined based on experience.
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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.
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.
The Norris Design "Theory 2 Practice" is a paid internship program where students will gain valuable hands-on experience while working with talented landscape architects and planners. The internship programs allows students to apply classroom theories to the practice of planning and landscape architecture, in addition to working in a fun, creative and professional environment.
As an integral member of the project team, students will have opportunities to work on a full range of projects including master planning, urban design, corporate site design and environmental planning. They will also actively participate in conceptual designs, team workshops and client meetings, as well as construction observation. The "Theory 2 Practice" internship program is available to all students returning to school for the Fall 2013 semester.
Goal: The program is designed to reward both you and Norris Design equally. You will gain valuable working experience in the profession and, at the same time, learn about the unique design environments that the firm's Denver, Austin, Chicago, Phoenix, and Tucson offices have to offer.
In order to achieve these goals, you will:
The 3-month "Theory 2 Practice" internship programs runs from mid-May to August 2013.
Student interested in the internship should submit the following:
Please submit your information digitally to email@example.com and remember there is a (10 MB) file size limitation to email attachments.
Summer program applications were to be received no later than March 15, 2013. Finalists were to be interviewed over the phone the week of March 18th. The student(s) selected to participate were to be notified no later than March 29, 2013. No phone calls please.
Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is seeking two summer landscape interns.
These internships are located in rural Mill Run, PA. Having a vehicle would be helpful as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.
Job Description: This is a unique opportunity to work at a world-renowned architectural site. The focus of this internship is a design project for an element of the Fallingwater landscape. Past projects have included the design and enhancement of Fallingwater's stepped canopy, the re-creation of historic cutting gardens, the creation of an herb garden for the Fallingwater Café, the installation of a native species planting on the hillside between the Main House and Guest House of Fallingwater, and many others. All these projects have an impact on the Fallingwater landscape and fit into the organization's philosophy of a native species woodland garden, with some exceptions for historical accuracy. There is a series of design charettes throughout the summer and a formal final presentation of your design with the Director and other professionals. In addition, there are daily landscaping tasks that will be performed under the supervision of Fallingwater's Horticulture Specialist, along with site mentoring with Dr. George Longnecker, retired landscape architecture professor from West Virginia University. This work is performed outside and in a variety of weather conditions. The internship is very hands on, with activities like planting, weeding, pruning, etc.
Fallingwater is looking for qualified students who are either in a masters program, their junior year of a four-year program, or fourth year of a five-year program in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Landscape Contracting, or related fields of study.
This is a paid internship plus free, shared, on-site housing.
To apply, send resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org and list Landscape Intern in the subject line. The application deadline was April 1, 2013.
The Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council (LADAC) has as a primary goal the reconnection of Landscape Architectural professionals with Cal Poly and the students and faculty of the Landscape Architecture Department. This connection between students and professionals is occurring through participation in design studios, professional presentations, and quarterly meetings with the department. In order to further this goal, the LADAC is in need of support from students. Individual members of the LADAC contribute funds to help support selected students through a scholarship program and an intern program. The intern program provides a $1,500 stipend for a student intern to work with LADAC and the Department.
The requirements of this program are structured much like contracts awarded within professional practice. The LADAC is soliciting proposals from students. LADAC members at their March 15, 2013 meeting will review the proposals received and make a selection. The selected proposal and student would be expected to commence efforts beginning in Spring quarter 2013 and continue into the 2013-14 academic year. The selected student will work under the supervision of Jeff Ferber of RRM Design Group and Mike Singleton of KTU+A as well as Department Head Joseph Ragsdale.
The level of effort expended under this program will be roughly equivalent to 80-100 hours of service provided during the months of April 2013 through March 2014. The work will provide direct and indirect interaction with the professional members of LADAC as well as with faculty of the Landscape Architecture Department. For those students in the Cal Poly landscape architecture program who would instead seek other part-time employment, this is an opportunity to strengthen their resume, make important contacts, and provide relevant experience that will also assist the department and students of the program.
In order to be considered for this internship, students must be in at least the second year within the program and returning and on campus during fall quarter 2013. Interested students must submit a digital proposal via email to Mike Singleton.
To review the Request for Proposal and proposal requirements, click here.
Stantec Planning and Landscape Architecture, a multidisciplinary international design firm, is seeking landscape architecure students to enjoy a summer internship in their Boston office.
To apply, submit your resume by clicking here and then clicking on the link for "Openings in the United States." From there, search for the Boston office. Once your resume has been reviewed, you will be requested to submit the following:
Applications will be reviewed based on creativity, critical thinking, and design communication skills.
Applications were to be submitted online by March 18, 2013. All applicants were to be notified by April 8, 2013.
OLIN, a landscape and urban design practice with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, has announced its summer 20113 internship program. The program, which takes place in the Philadelphia studio, teaches and challenges students with hands-on experience in a wide range of projects to facilitate the transition from scholarship to professional practice. As a paid intern at OLIN, students will be imbedded in project teams and participate in advancing the design dialogue of a sustainable green infrastructure practice through ecological, social and economic dimensions. The ten-week program (June 3-August 9, 2013) is open to graduate and undergraduate students advancing to their final year of study in an accredited program of landscape architecture. Review the OLIN Internship Program Checklist for instructions on how to apply. Only those applications received on or before the deadline and complete as indicated on the Internship Program Checklist will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please. Submittal deadline was March 1, 2013.
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:
Michael Hee (2008) an Associate with the SWA Group in Los Angeles, has informed the department that their office will be hosting the SWA Summer Intern Program this year. Michael is hopeful some of our students will apply.
The program will select six qualified applicants to engage in a two-part summer program. The first four weeks will take place at SWA's Los Angeles studio where students will be engaged in a complex urban infrastructural project conceived at multiple scales, guided by SWA principals with active participation from local civic, professional and academic colleagues. The second 5 weeks will consist of a paid internship in one of SWA's seven studios.
The deadline to apply was March 1, 2013. For details and information regarding how to apply, click here.
PWP Landscape Architecture will select a small group of Landscape Architecture students for 2013 summer apprenticeships held June 3-August 9, 2013. The firm requires applicants have at least one semester of school left prior to graduation.
Since the inception of the firm, PWP has offered an internship program that provides students an opportunity for immersion in 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 its team. The students are not the only ones who benefit from the internship experience; the staff welcomes the energy, enthusiasm, and fresh thinking that the students bring.
Each summer, a group of four to eight students is inserted into project teams where they experience all aspects of a project, from concept through construction documents, in order to understand the real world application of their studies. The students are tasked with a week-long Design Charrette where they are pushed to combine their individual design sense with physical and materiality in a design proposal that culminates in a juried review. PWP focuses on turning concepts into reality and, as such, the firm feels strongly that experiencing landscapes is an essential part of designing them. Guided visits to Bay Area projects are a major component of the internship program. Throughout the summer, PWP coordinates with other acclaimed Bay Area firms to provide opportunities for regular visits to other practitioners' offices where the students can see different office structures, working environments, and learn about other projects in Landscape Architecture and related fields.
The internship is paid on an hourly basis. However, living arrangements and transportation are not provided and are the responsibility of the students.
To apply, interested students were to send the following information by February 27, 2013:
Please send all correspondence to: PWP Landscape Architecture, Attn: Lauren Hackney, 739 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94710. Accepted applicants were to be notified on March 6, 2013.
The Garden and Landscape Studies program at Dumbarton Oaks announces three internship opportunities, to be jointly administered by the Director of the Dumbarton Oaks gardens and the Director of Garden & Landscape Studies. Open to currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students in landscape architecture, environmental design, historic preservation, history of art and architecture, GIS, and related fields, the internships will each have a different focus.
One Landscape Architecture Intern will work in the garden under the supervision of the garden staff in the mornings, learning planting design, maintenance, and management strategies as they apply to a historic garden. Afternoons will be available for the intern to pursue a research project of his or her own choosing that is appropriate to the resources of Dumbarton Oaks and focuses on historic gardens in relation to their various physical, cultural, or intellectual contexts.
One Landscape Conservation Intern will focus on the natural and historic components of the Dumbarton Oaks landscape so as to better understand the garden and the principles that will insure its conservation. In the mornings, the conservation intern will work under the supervision of the garden staff. The internship will enhance the understanding and conservation of the Dumbarton Oaks gardens while increasing the intern's understanding of the problems and possibilities of historic garden conservation.
One GIS/GPS Intern, who will work with garden staff and our GIS advisor to develop systems for organizing knowledge about the Dumbarton Oaks campus. Work may involve: extending the trees and grounds inventory; terrain modeling; georeferencing photographs and historic plans; creating maps; and documenting workflows that facilitate maintenance, design and construction. An intern with programming skills could develop interfaces to facilitate use by Dumbarton Oaks staff.
To view Summer 2012 projects, click here. Internships will typically last eight to then weeks and will carry a stipend of $13/hour for a 35 hour week. Subsidized lunch in the Refectory ($5/day) is provided.
To apply for an internship, please send (1) your résumé; (2) a statement of interest describing any relevant experience and how this internship fits into your personal and professional development; (3) the names of three referees familiar with your scholarly work (preferably as one pdf document), one of whom must submit a letter in support of your application; and (4) applicants for the Landscape Architecture Internship and the Landscape Conservation Internship should submit a writing sample, such as a short paper submitted for a history or theory class; applicants for the GIS/GPS Internship should submit relevant work samples. All application materials should be submitted to Internships@doaks.org. The deadline for applications was March 1, 2013.
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.