Interior Design Intern
Los Angeles, CA 
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Job/Internship Description

SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,300 experts across 19 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialistsdevelop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities and employees. Are you ready to help us get there?

The Los Angeles or San Diego office of SmithGroupis looking for anInterior Design Internto join our team for Summer 2023.

Aspiring Interior Designers who thrive in an environment of collaboration and mentoring, and who demonstrate a high degree of creativity are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant: #Intern

  • Is detail oriented and self-motivated

  • Has the ability to create architectural drawings, renderings and design assignments under direct supervision

  • Assists in construction administration including responding to RFI's, preparing sketches and addendums (CCD's), visiting the construction site to gather information and/or helping to prepare a punch list

  • Understands basic structural, spatial and building code concepts

  • Has the ability to develop a level of technical detailing

  • Has strong graphic and verbal communication skills

  • Shows aptitude for being able to attend client meetings with the team

  • Possesses knowledge of current FF&E (Furniture, Fixture & Equipment) products and applications

  • Is proficient in current design software including but not limited to Revit (preferred), AutoCAD, Sketchup, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator as well as the Microsoft Teams and Office suite.

6 semesters of coursework toward Bachelor's degree in Interior Designand 0 - 3 years of related experience (such as summer co-op or intern work in the AE field) required.

SmithGroup's intern program provides students with the opportunity to apply both classroom and past experience learning to real world application. Interns will participate in hands-on project work, weekly "Lunch & Learn" sessions, office activities, and mentor pairing.

The 2023Summer Internship Program for the Los Angeles office runs from May 22nd through August 11th. Application deadline is February 28, 2023. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. Interviews (in person or video) will be scheduled beginning February 2023. Intern selection will be completed by no later than the thirdweek of March 2023.

Please include a resume and portfolio that demonstrates your design strength.

SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package. The anticipated hourly range for this position is $17.50 to $21.15 per hour, at the time of posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated hourly rate for this position. SmithGroup promotes a healthy work/life balance for our staff which includesan alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays), as well as hybrid work options that give our team the flexibility to work within our vibrant office culture or remotely, as needed.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

SmithGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or arrest/conviction records.


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