How To Get An Architecture Internship
Did you know that Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and Robert Venturi all got started in architecture by working as interns? Fact.
But everyone isn’t a Saarinen, Kahn, or Venturi. Most of us need to start from the bottom and work for free. Luckily, there are lots of these opportunities, but here are the general requirements and a few helpful tips on how to get an architecture internship.
Get yourself in a position to apply.
Start your architecture education as early as possible. If you already haven’t, start now. There are currently more than 700 accredited academic institutions in the USA with architectural programs.
Usually, you need a bachelor’s degree (usually within five years) to have the opportunity to apply for an internship. You can, of course, also apply to one after you’ve finished your internship, but you will likely need at least two years as an intern so that you have a good understanding of what it’s like to work in the field.
There are also many online degrees that can lead to an architecture internship.
Get yourself noticed.
Create A Brag Sheet
Much like applying for internships at your dream company, you should create a “Brag Sheet.” Whether you are applying for internships at different companies or different career paths, you need to show off your skills and experience and how it makes you the perfect candidate for the job. Start by reviewing your resume to pull out all of your impressive achievements and put them on this impressive list. Customize it as much as you want, but make sure to include your core competencies and all of the skills that you g