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Summer Internship

Columbus, OH
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

NBBJ is a design and architecture firm, fueled by ideas and a culture of collaboration. With offices around the globe, the diverse perspectives of your future colleagues and clients will inspire and challenge you to be extraordinary. Innovation and creativity are at the heart of our work: creating spaces and experiences that better connect people to each other as they live, learn, and work in their communities. We partner with pioneers like Amazon, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Massachusetts General Hospital as we create solutions for tomorrow guided by our vision: we design for life. Are you interested in designing what’s next? Join us.

NBBJ is looking for talented and passionate graduate and undergraduate students to fulfill internship roles in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture & Planning, Urban Design, Graphic Design, Computational Design, Design Performance, Experience Design, Workplace, Healthcare Consulting and Lighting Design at one of our six U.S. based offices.

As an intern, you will gain experience by working with other Designers as an integral part of our multi-disciplinary project teams. NBBJ strives to provide an internship experience where students are encouraged to contribute actively to the design process, utilize one-on-one mentorship from design professionals, and network with other interns across our U.S. locations. In addition to project work, we facilitate learning opportunities through site tours, studio critiques, and office wide lectures from guest speakers as well as social events.

Design interns may work in one or multiple practices including Corporate, Commercial, Civic, and Healthcare depending on location and studio. NBBJ offers summer internships in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Columbus, Boston and New York City. Students may submit applications and select preferred offices, or select no preference depending on your location interest.

Ideal candidates are currently enrolled in an accredited, U.S.-based, higher education program and are planning to return to school in the Fall. Students who are graduating at the end of Spring and not returning to school should also apply, but be sure to select the appropriate check box in the application form.

Additional Intern Requirements:

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, inquisitive and passionate about design
  • Collaborative, team-oriented with integrated design and leadership capabilities
  • Comfortable participating in an open design discourse in a collaborative environment
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Have an aptitude for digital software including: Revit, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Grasshopper and Dynamo
  • Maker spirit for experimenting between manual and digital techniques for representation and fabrication
  • Strong physical model building skills demonstrating high craft

*Cover Letter: Please response to the following prompt in your cover letter:
"Please explain how design plays a critical role in our future, and the unique perspective you bring to that conversation."

*Portfolio: Please remember to submit a work sample of no more than 10 pages of your work to be considered, no larger than 10 MGB. Please, no web-based portfolios. For work completed in teams, credit all primary team members and highlight your contribution to the work and process.

Posting Closes February 10th - selected candidates will not be notified until after this date.

The hourly rate for this role is anticipated to be $25/hour. Actual compensation for successful candidates will be carefully determined based on a number of factors, including their skills, qualifications and experience.



Columbus, OH
43215 USA


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