Perkins and Will internship
For a student interested in architecture, Perkins + Will is a fantastic place to apply. They have an excellent reputation for their work and are known for creating innovative designs with a focus on sustainability. The company offers internships in many different fields including architecture, interior design, graphic design, construction management and more.
The Perkins + Will internship program provides students with real-world experience through paid or unpaid internships at various locations across the globe from Chicago to New York City to Dallas/Fort Worth to Los Angeles and more!
Long Island City, New York
Long Island City is a neighborhood in the western part of the borough of Queens, New York City. The neighborhood is bordered on the north by Newtown Creek and on all other sides by water. The section of Long Island City that lies east of Astoria Boulevard (the East River) is sometimes regarded as a separate neighborhood from Long Island City; it was formerly known as Ravenswood.
The area has been described variously as “a striking place where people live and work”, “one of New York’s most promising places to live and work” (given its proximity to Manhattan), and “[a]n emerging center for artists”. It has also been praised for its high quality architecture, with over 600 buildings designed by architects such as Philip Johnson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Morris Hunt, Ernest Flagg and Robert Stern having been built since the early 20th century.
The Perkins+Will Summer Internship is a nine-week training program for students who have completed their sophomore year of college or are about to graduate. During the internship, you will work on projects for our clients, attend workshops and presentations on topics relevant to your area of study, and participate in activities that develop you as a professional and encourage you to explore career options within Perkins+Will.
During your time with us, you’ll have many opportunities to interact with colleagues from across the firm as well as leaders in architecture, engineering and design. You’ll be able to ask questions about their work—and yourself! We want everyone who puts on their hard hat at Perkins+Will to feel confident they’re headed in the right direction.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- A desire for creative problem solving;
- Strong technical skills;
- Excellent communication skills;
- An ability to work independently but also build strong teams;
- Interests outside of schoolwork (like sports) that indicate good work habits