Interior design majors have interned at many large interior design and architectural firms throughout the country, many of which are on the "Interior Design Top 100 Giants" list.
Interior design interns are placed in a variety of firms and organizations, each with a unique focus.
The most common activities our interns engage in are:
- drafting (hand or computer-generated)
- resource room librarian
- creating illustrations and renderings
- developing documents and specifications
- organizing and arranging a space to suit its function
- selecting fixtures, furnishings, products, materials, and colors
- creating interior details
To be eligible for an interior design internship, applicants must be a departmental major or minor in good academic standing.
In addition, applicants must have knowledge of and/or experience in the following areas prior to applying for the internship:
- four semesters of Design Studio in Residential and Commercial Design
- AutoCAD, architectural drafting, modeling, 3-D graphics, art
- interior finishes, construction materials
- business procedures
How to Apply
Applying for an internship is a lot like applying for a job.
Applicants must complete the following steps:
- decide on target cities for the location of your internship
- compile a list of firms in the chosen location(s)
- research firms to determine the level of interest in each firm
- apply for an internship position at firms of interest
- interview with the prospective employer
- complete the online application form for approval.
After reviewing your application, your academic supervisor will either approve the internship or return the application for more information. Once the internship has been approved, you will receive permission to register for the internship and will meet with your academic supervisor to review the work log and term paper guidelines.
Complete the Application