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How to get an Architecture Internship
July 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM
by Sidhanth Thomas

Fresh out of college, you want to look for a place that will teach you the ins and outs of architectural practice. This is warranted as an architecture internship can be a gateway to many graduates and undergraduates about understanding the wide array of responsibilities and work handled by architects in large or small firms.

To those who are prepared for the broadly esoteric and new challenges posed by the prospect of an internship for a newly minted architecture graduate, an internship can be a great learning opportunity filled with gaining experience and understanding the cooperative nature of architecture. While for those who rush in head first, an internship can be overwhelming and can lead to doubts about having picked the right profession.

With this article, Archslate aims to educate graduates and other individuals who want to secure an architecture internship to be introduced into the real world of architecture. This article will talk about the various ways to get an architecture internship and transform it into an invaluable learning experience.

How to Get an Architecture Internship

  1. Creating a Portfolio
  2. Unbridled Initiative
  3. Esoteric Skillsets
  4. Networking

Getting hired can be an exhilarating experience and the run-up to it, even more so. We, at archslate are committed to informing you of the best practices you can adopt and the benefits of signing up on our platform to find a prospective employer. Throughout this article, we will be discussing just that! Beginning with-

1. Creating a Portfolio

Creating a space for you to showcase all your exploits in school or otherwise, even remotely related to architecture is imperative. While sending over a resume, you will also have to attach a copy of your portfolio. Projects of yours that can range from artwork to drawings, 3D renders, or report covers should make up your portfolio. This is an important step that will essentially give the reviewer of the application a run-down of your design style and capability to create.

Lucky for you, Archslate provides the perfect platform to fulfill all your portfolio needs. With a drag and drop, easy-to-use UI, and clear display factor, our platform allows you to set up the perfect portfolio and choose who to send it to among the multiple firms that hire on Archslate. From Martha Schwartz Partners to RDH, we have various, eclectic firms that are looking for interns as well as full-time architects and designers.

2. Unbridled Initiative

While on the search for an Internship, one word whose importance cannot be stressed enough is, “initiative.” An individual must be willing to send a large number of applications to various firms that they would like to join through thorough research. A jarring reality all former students must face is that in the rea