NBBJ interns work on real projects with world-changing clients. Kickstart your career with us today!
Our internships are collaborative and hands-on. From May through August, students are fully immersed in studio culture, getting real-time experience and opportunities to contribute to real-world work. Our curriculum gives interns opportunities to:
- Learn about many aspects of an architecture firm's business by attending firmwide and studio meetings
- Bring your ideas, perspective and voice to our work
- Gain exposure to marketing processes, as well as design and digital tools
- Tackle bi-weekly design challenges with your intern cohort
- Participate in local project site tours
- Deliver a closing presentation to the firm about your final assignment - check out a few recent projects at the end of this page!
About the Program
Our internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited design program in the U.S. who will return to school in the fall. In addition to design roles, we often have opportunities for marketing, consulting, technology and accounting students.
Intern teams were tasked with exploring the relevance of a community center in Columbus, OH, by answering the question: “What should community centers do in a post-pandemic context?” In response, interns Anna Amodeo, Ethan Lethander and MaryKate Krege created a concept that prioritized nature, community and circulation to maximize connection between users and the neighborhood.
Interns worked to create a future workplace that accommodates the expectation of today's professionals. By applying NBBJ research related to productivity and creativity, Anna Amodeo, Haerim Park and Thuan La designed a flexible workplace strategy that reflects unique work modes, with specific areas for focus, collaboration, restoration and learning.
Interns, including Irvin Sandoval and Anna Amodeo, were asked to answer the question: “How would you define 'Design Justice?'” Additionally, they brainstormed ways to partner with clients to make the design process and outcomes more inclusive. These recommendations included evolving the public review process and promoting a deeper understanding of the need to design equitable communities.