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Interior Design Summer Internship Experience

Hogsalt - IL
Chicago, IL
  • Expired: 19 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Hogsalt is delighted to offer a Hospitality Design Internship Experience for those students pursuing a career in Interior Design or a related field! 

Spend the summer learning exactly how we do what we do, and come out the other side ready for anything.  

Hogsalt is not your typical restaurant group.  Guests know us for transportive spaces and sumptuous fare, but what we are most proud of is the generosity we extend to our teams.  Our service team reimagines hospitality with energy and a sense of fun.  Our culinary team makes classic dishes so expertly that you'll remember why they became classics.  No matter which of our 20+ restaurants you visit, you'll see we're an organization that makes people — our guests and ourselves — happy.

Hogsalt is looking for people with drive, ambition, and that special sensibility to take on 11 hard-charging weeks that will put you hands-on with the Hogsalt Design Department and their current projects and initiatives. Hogsalt does things a little differently, and our Internship program is no exception. If you’re the kind of person who’s passionate about learning and you are up to the challenge, this is a singular opportunity.

Hogsalt’s Hospitality Interior Design Internship Experience, May 30th—August 15th, 2023. A summer you’ll never forget.

What to Expect.  Before you throw your hat in the ring, be sure this is right for you.  Take a look in the mirror.  If you’re Hogsalt intern material, you’ll see someone who—

  • Enjoys working and learning in a fast-paced environment.

  • Communicates quickly and clearly when speaking and writing.

  • Brings enthusiasm and an open mind to challenges (even unconventional ones).

  • Embraces accountability and attention to detail as an active member of the Hogsalt Design Team.

  • Is pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree (preferably final year) in interior design, ideally at a CIDA-accredited school.

  • Possesses general knowledge of hospitality- or contract-grade furniture, fixtures, and materials.

  • Has experience with design software, including AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign & Photoshop), Fohlio, and Google Drive.

  • Is proficient with rendering software (Rhino and Lumion preferred).


What You’ll Do. 

  • Think Like a Pragmatist: Engage in weekly project design meetings (typically on-site) by inputting realistic and pertinent ideas and strategies.

  • Imagine the Future: Take initiative in concept development under the supervision of the Senior Designer.

  • Give It That Glow: Execute rendering tasks assigned by the Senior Designer, when applicable.  

  • Get Into the Nitty Gritty: Assist with FF&E sourcing and specifications.

  • Make Like Rembrandt: Assist drawing needs assigned by Senior Designer and Architect.

  • Tame the Beast: Establish organization of the design library.

  • Work Shoulder to Shoulder: Closely collaborate with fellow Hogsalt Design team members in an effort to continuously improve the department.  

  • Put in the Time: Attend weekly workshops hosted by the Recruiting, Training, & Development Team to learn about and evolve your personal Leadership Style.

  • Pool Your Strengths: Engage with Hogsalt Interns from different departments to collaborate on a Group Project which you will present to the Hogsalt Executive Team.


The Fine Print

  • Chicago-based only.

  • Transportation costs and accommodations not included.

  • Academic credits earned, if applicable.

  • Enjoy the Dining Rewards Program at the employee rate.

  • All workshops will be conducted in English.  

  • Work 30 hours/week, maximum.

Ready to get started? 

Please apply directly to this posting and then continue with the questionnaire, ensuring your resume is uploaded to your profile.

We look forward to meeting you!

Hogsalt - IL


Chicago, IL


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