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Interior Design Intern

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Our Interior Design Internship program creates an opportunity for students to get exposure to a variety of projects in different phases of design while working side-by-side with other interior designers, architects, engineers and other support staff. After being assigned a designated advocate, they will go through our internship training program and will get exposure to active design projects within their first few weeks. Going through this program prepares students for future employment by giving them hands-on experience in this industry, experience working in a professional environment, and it is a great way to network with other design professionals.

  • Completion of 2 years of higher education in a CIDA accredited program toward a degree in Interior Design
  • Submission of a resume and a professional/academic portfolio (PDF format with 2-4 work samples)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Exercise sound time management and organizational skills while multi-tasking
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication
  • Ensure an attention to detail when handling projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Autodesk Revit, Adobe Suite product experience is an asset
  • Hand sketching ability a plus
Additional Aptitudes
  • 3d Modeling software experience. e.g. Sketchup, Rhino, 3dsMax, Lumion
  • 3d Modeling tools experience. e.g. Laser cutters, 3d Printers, VR
  • Sustainability
Internship Program Expectations
  • Participate in interior design through all stages including Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, and Construction Administration.
  • Presentation graphics and finish scheme preparation.
  • Assist with presentations, communications of ideas to clients and contractors.
  • Involvement in on-site activities through documentation of existing structures, job site visits and punch lists.
  • Knowledge of how to detail casework and finish applications.
  • Exposure to client and project team meetings.
  • Exposure toward reviewing shop drawing submittals.
  • Coordination with architectural and engineering.
  • Go to jobsites with experienced team members to understand general construction methods.

Design Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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