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Architecture Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Internship placements in the Architecture field.

Why an Architecture Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of Architecture within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international Architecture internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations. 

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As an Architecture intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including conceptualizing designs, collaborating with clients, creating drawings and plans, and more. Architecture remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields with internship opportunities available across many of our locations. 

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Advantages of an Architecture Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international Architecture work experience
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship
  • Apply with two career fields, not just Architecture
  • Customize your internship
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Architecture Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

Architecture Internship with a Boutique Architectural Firm

This architectural placement is with a boutique firm where the projects are tailored to the client needs and vision. This firm’s approach to architecture is simple: A desire to create something original and unexpected with each opportunity. Their offices are located in London, Milan, Cairo, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Toronto. With a 40 year history of award-winning experience, this placement will give any architectural student a practical, hands-on experience in the industry.

Intern tasks can include:
– Collaborating with Project Architects
– Helping prepare design presentations to clients
– Drawing with AutoCAD and Photoshop and employ their creative skills
– Working on Concept, Schematic, Design Development packages

Architecture Internship with Contemporary Studio

This studio creates innovative contemporary architecture, focused on exploring the experimental qualities and boundary opportunity of space. They combine architecture, development technology, and urbanism. They concentrate on the relationship between urbanism and architectural space, targeting international clients. They also focus on maximizing opportunities for architectural beauty and commercial value.

Intern tasks can include:
– Assisting project architect with CAD drawing and 3D modelling
– Assisting architect prepare presentation document and planning submission
– On-site visit and drawing delivery
– Marketing show flat preparation and coordination
– Assisting different project team when needed

Landscape Architecture Internship with Dynamic Dublin Firm

This company was established in 1996 with the aspiration to contribute a rigorous and creative approach to landscape design and planning. The practice has a diverse range of projects, varying in scale from private developments to significant public schemes, encompassing planning, forest amenity, historic estate restoration, parks, urban design projects, and commercial work. The client base ranges from government agencies, publicly listed development companies, local authorities, and private clients.

The practice has won a number of awards for completed projects, including 3 Irish Landscape Institute awards and has been published in Topos (German language European magazine for landscape architecture) and ’Jardines Insurgentes’. (The Catalogues of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th European Landscape Biennial).

Internship tasks may include:
– Attending internal and external meetings to discuss landscape projects
– Preparing sketch plan bases
– Identifying levels issue and prepare preliminary solutions to falls and drainage
– Familiarizing with building regulations and local legislation
– Preparing hand sketches or plans, components and landscape elements
– Preparing Autocad drawings
– Communicating with Architects, engineers and other consultants

Architecture Internship with Full-Service Architectural Practice

This architecture firm is committed to giving every client the best experience possible, through responsive and open communication, wide-ranging expertise, and a thorough, detail-oriented process.

Intern tasks may include:
– Assisting in all phases of the design process
– Learning how to consult clients on their specific needs
– Drafting proposals, producing 3D models, rendering, field measuring, and drawing set production
– Learning various administrative skills and office

Architectural Restoration Internship with Contemporary Firm

In 1996 three recently graduated architects founded a groundbreaking architectural firm in Florence Italy. Since then, they have aimed to create architecture in Italy by designing buildings, public spaces, interiors and furnishing accessories, focusing on flexibility and adjusting each service to the needs of their customers. They have also been selected among the best contemporary architects during several exhibitions and publications.

They consider their designs an imitation of life through art. This allusive idea guides the studio’s work, infusing subtle symbolism and metaphorical references into the designed spaces. The finished works of the group are deeply artistic, unique and personalized down to the last detail.

Intern tasks may include:
– Assisting the lead architect, this includes side projects, single rooms, outdoor spaces, whole buildings, and general creation projects using AutoCad
– Helping with competition projects that the company is engaged in
– Creating drawings for the company and clients
– Working with frequently used computer programs (includes Rhino, Cad, Revitt, etc.)
– Visiting clients to assess their needs, then working on projects ideas and pitches for them

Architecture Internship with a Creative Architecture Firm

This company is an architecture firm that specializes in residential and commercial projects of high-quality finish and detail that are sensitive to context and brief. Their distinctive aesthetic is known for its classic proportion and geometric form. They enjoy using unexpected materials that challenge and sometimes even surprise and believe that good architecture and respect for the environment go hand in hand. By utilizing innovative and interdisciplinary skill-sets and an extensive network of suppliers, they take projects from the first sketch right through to construction. They help their clients make the right decisions and guide them through the process by bringing their creativity and can-do expertise to the table. Over the past 18 years, their extensive portfolio of residential and commercial projects has been recognized by their peers including the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the Institute of Interior Designers, and the Australian Design Council.

Intern tasks can include:
– Creating physical models of new projects
– Learning ArchiCad (2D / 3D software)
– Assisting with architectural drawings for various projects
– Assisting with 3D model making for various projects
– Assisting with updating the company website / social media / company profile booklet

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12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
London, England
Spring 2025
13 weeks From $11,990
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Spring 2025
12 weeks From $11,990
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Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Florence, Italy
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $8,690
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Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Summer 2024
8 weeks From $8,990
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Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $9,490
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Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Florence, Italy
Summer 2024
8 weeks From $8,490
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
New York City, USA
Spring 2026
12 weeks From $11,490
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
London, England
Fall 2024
12 weeks From $11,990

Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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