internship program

 We believe in nurturing our interns to thrive in a collaborative environment.  Exercise your acquired skills on real life design applications.

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Here at Desmone, we like to think of our interns as part of our extended family. If you are willing to take on new challenges and creatively contribute to real-life design projects, jump start your personal & professional growth through our Desmone internship program!

Desmone’s internships vary from year to year, but we are always searching for the best and brightest. Check our Careers page for more information.

Program Overview

  • Architecture and interior design opportunities
  • Experience offered in design & design documentation, material selections, renderings, project meetings, design process, and exposure to business development & marketing.
  • Full-time positions available during summer months.  Part-time internships are also available during the school year.
  • All internships are paid hourly. Depending on the school’s curriculum, academic credit may be available.

    Please submit all inquiries to internships@desmone.com

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internship PROcess 

01. APPLY

If interested, please email your portfolio and resume. A member of our internship review team will process your information to determine if you are a good fit. You will then be contacted regarding the next stages of our process, feel free to check back for updates.

02. ENGAGE

We understand our candidates lead busy lives, we provide various options for two-way communication during the hiring process. Depending on your location and schedule, we may initiate dialogue via telephone, Skype, or through an in-person interview.

The interview is an opportunity for you to gain professional interaction.  Feel free to ask questions.  After the first round interview we may contact you to schedule a second round interview.

03. Offer

We strive to ensure the right hiring decision is made for both parties. Offers are extended from our hiring manager.  Once you’ve accepted an offer, you will receive additional information about our orientation program.  Even if you are not selected at this time, you may apply again in the future.

FORMER INTERNS

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Jared, Assistant Project Designer says…

Portfolios are a key component of the interview process.  Here are some tips…”

  • Use your portfolio to help you tell your story and show your work.
  • Select best projects and best images – simple is better.
  • Identify each project and your role on it.
  • Keep text brief – images and drawings tend to be more effective than words.

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Caitlin, Assistant Project Designer says…

Resumes showcase your people and professional skills.  Follow these best practices…”

  • Legibility is critical.  Keep it clean and easy to read.
  • Put contact information up front, where it is easy to find.
  • Consider adding volunteer activities in addition to work experience.
  • Include experience that demonstrates teamwork and organizational skills.
  • Be honest and don’t exaggerate.

Andre, Assistant Project Designer says…

Interviews are your chance to talk about goals and how you add value.  Be sure to…”

  • Prepare ahead of time – know what is in your portfolio.
  • Weave your strengths and aspirations into the conversation.
  • Always look professional.
  • Ask questions – it’s a two way relationship.  While we are seeing if you are a good fit for Desmone, you have to see if Desmone is a good fit for you.

Shelby, Interior Designer says…

Perks help with your decision process.  At Desmone Architects, we offer…”

  • Employee development & continuous improvement
  • A vast range of project types
  • Study materials for NCIDQ, LEED, and AREs
  • IDP supervisors for architectural track
  • A fun culture that promotes various activities
  • Access to Lawrenceville, the coolest neighborhood in Pittsburgh!

Learn more by visiting our Careers page or sending us an email at internships@desmone.com.