Architectural Internship

Olson Kundig Architects Olson Kundig Architects Employer:
Seattle, WA, USLocation:
Mon, Jan 13 '20Posted on:

We maintain a rotating crew of six to ten architectural interns with openings throughout the year. These paid positions last six-months and are open to architecture students and recent architecture school graduates from around the world.

The concept of “internship” can mean different things to different firms. The goal of the Olson Kundig’s Internship Program is to provide experience and exposure to the many facets of architectural practice. Interns assist project teams and may gain experience with schematic design, AutoCAD, Revit, model making, construction documents, and presentation projects.

The Internship Program is based on a tradition of mentorship. Interns have the opportunity to attend construction site visits, an in-office speaker series, and weekly design critiques where our entire office gathers to review and critique an ongoing design project. Interns are also offered a weekly lunchtime lecture series, which is devoted to a wide variety of architectural subjects. During a six-month internship, each intern is expected to prepare and give a presentation of their work to the office.

In the past, we have had many talented interns from across the United States and 30 different countries. Interns from countries outside of the U.S. are responsible for obtaining the necessary paperwork enabling them to work in the U.S., although the firm will provide a letter stating its offer of employment.

Olson Kundig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Olson Kundig Practices Equal Employment Opportunity in All Job Openings.  All Qualified Applicants Will Receive Consideration for Employment Without Regard to Race, Color, Ancestry, Gender, Age, Religion, Marital, Military or Veteran, or Citizenship Status, Sexual Orientation, Gender Expression and Identity, National Origin, the Presence of Any Sensory, Mental or Physical Disability, You or Your Family’s Genetic Information, or Any Other Basis Prohibited by Local, State, or Federal Law.  Disabled Applicants May Request a Reasonable Accommodation at Any Point in the Employment Process. Applicants Hired for Positions with Access to Confidential Information Are Subject to a Criminal Background Check.


If you would like to apply for a position in our Internship Program, please note that:

  1. Internship Program candidates must complete an online application, attaching an electronic cover letter and resume. In addition, candidates must mail in a hardcopy portfolio illustrating samples of your best work. Internship applications without a mailed hardcopy portfolio will not be considered.
  2. Electronic portfolio submissions will not be accepted. Hardcopy portfolios illustrating a range of your best work are required and must be mailed to the address below.

Visit our Careers page for the link to the online application:

Mail a hard copy of your portfolio to: 

Olson Kundig
Human Resources
Attn: Architectural Internship Program
159 South Jackson St., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104 USA

Please no phone calls pertaining to this position.  

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