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Landscape Architecture Internship

The internship is ideal for students majoring in Landscape Architecture who are looking forward to a career in a public or private design organization. The internship is an in-person opportunity to assist the Landscape Architects with various projects that develop out of current design needs or multi-year projects. Intern projects typically involve the development of designs, presentations, and/or planning reports. All assignments require effective project management skills.

Interns participate in all aspects of the planning, design, and construction process, from review of master plans, to site visits, detailed exhibit design, preparation of illustrative plans, renderings, and planting plans, product research, construction observation, and meetings with architects, engineers, museum representatives, and approving agencies that give a sense of the breadth and depth of landscape architecture at the Smithsonian. Experience in CAD is required.

In addition to collaborating on large-scale capital projects, landscape architect interns assist with designs for horticulture displays and exhibitions for exterior and interior gardens, like SG’s biennial Orchid Exhibit and recently launched exhibition series.

Desired Qualifications
Applicants must be enrolled in a landscape architecture program or recently graduated from one. Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.
Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) required.
Proficiency in 3-D modeling programs preferred (SketchUp, Rhino). Proficiency in hand sketches desired.
Self-motivated and willing both to work independently and to collaborate.

Requirements
Applicants must be enrolled in a landscape architecture program or recently graduated from one. Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.

How to Apply

Submit an online application through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System.
Two letters of recommendation
CV/Resume
Portfolio (max. 10 pages/5MB uploaded via SOLAA using the CV/Resume link)
Unofficial College transcript(s)
Essay describing background, interest in field, and career goals.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact: gardens@si.edu

Function
Design
Location
Washington, DC
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