Summer Architectural Intern

Summer Architectural Intern Los Angeles, CA  CO a prefix meaning: together with; jointly; equally.  At CO Architects we are a practice…

Summer Architectural Intern

Los Angeles, CA 

CO a prefix meaning: together with; jointly; equally.  At CO Architects we are a practice dedicated to designing buildings that enrich people’s lives.  Places of lasting significance that appeal as fully to the spirit as to the intellect. Our practice is founded on a culture of integrity and mutual respect and committed to continuous learning in support of professional and personal growth. We are a nationally recognized specialist in architectural programming, planning and design for the science & technology, higher education, healthcare, K-12 and civic sectors.

We are a practice in perpetuity and design thinking in everything we do. We are people powered and people centered and as such, we are interested in talent and drive a person can bring to a project rather than a “Job Title.” Are you ready to join us?

This Opportunity

Our interns gain exposure to real projects while working side by side with senior staff. We offer a robust program that includes a series of design courses lead by firm leadership and a site visit. We believe it is important that our interns gain mentorship, skill development, and lifelong career connections. 

Although the project types we work on may be serious, at CO we believe that there should be time to relax, unwind, and socialize. We have in house yoga, weekly happy hours, endless snacks, and breathtaking views to spark creativity. 

We also offer flexible start dates and end dates to coordinate with your busy school schedule!

The Summer Architectural Intern will work out of our Los Angeles, CA office. 

Your New Role

  • Support a variety of architectural tasks with the goal to develop technical, design, social, and professional skills.
  • Learn and implement computer programs such as, Revit, Grasshopper, Rhino, and Adobe Suite.
  • Assist with project research and design in a collaborative team environment
  • Support preparation of design plans and drawings, renderings, and model making.
  • Assist with marketing and other graphic material
  • Be mentored by senior staff to complete assigned tasks. 
  • Tour one or more of CO’s current construction sites to gain insight into the various project types while experiencing real world conditions.

Who You Are

  • At least 2 years of architectural education
  • Basic knowledge in other 3D modeling programs (Rhino, Grasshopper, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge in graphic programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Self-driven and Self-motivated
  • Strong design and graphic sensibility evidenced through design portfolio   
  • Creative problem solving  
  • Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills Desire to work in office and with project teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Revit
  • Ability in 3D fabrication (3D printing, Laser-cutting etc.)

This is a paid internship at the rate of $25 per hour.

We celebrate diversity, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, and we give space for everyone to add to our collective culture. As such, all applicants for employment are recruited, hired, and assigned based on merit without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

To apply, please visit: CO Architects Careers