Architectural Design Intern

Location: Portland, OR

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

This summer, we’re excited to offer two internships to current architecture and urban design and planning students. SERA’s paid college internship program provides dynamic opportunities to enrich your professional growth and knowledge while exposing you to new settings to learn about the design industry.

The architectural design intern will participate in developing and documenting strategies for resource efficiency (water and energy) as well as restorative and regenerative strategies. The architectural design intern will engage with employees to solve challenging design problems, integrate analysis methods in the design process (including climate, daylighting, and energy analysis) and collaborate with professionals in solving the region’s housing needs of today.

Job Title: Architectural Design Intern
Studio: Multi Family Housing
FLSA: Non-exempt

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Create and modify drawings as directed by Job Captain.
  2. Check own work prior to review by others.
  3. Create graphic presentations such as design review, client presentations and marketing collateral.
  4. Coordinate specific details or work scope with sub consultants with supervision.
  5. Begin to understand how construction documents are assembled.
  6. Begin to understand trends in the A/E/C industry.
  7. Begin to understand how building codes affect building design.
  8. Begin to understand architectural specifications and the project manual.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Current student actively working towards Bachelor’s or Masters at an accredited      Architecture program.
  • Experience with Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office Suite required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Bluebeam preferred.
  • Ability to communicate through verbal, written and graphic communication formats.
  • Develop ability to determine the right tool for the task.
  • Excellent time management, prioritization, and organizational skills.

SERA Architects Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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