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Fisher Associates – Landscape Architecture Intern

Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2024

Trowbridge Wolf Michaels, a Fisher Associates Landscape Architecture Studio, is seeking an Intern through the summer. The Landscape Architecture Studio provides an immersive program in which you will be fully embedded within multiple project teams, obtaining exposure to a diverse range of design exploration.

We are looking for a creative team-oriented designer who has a passion for collaboration with strong communication and organizational skills to provide project support while developing their own high-value skillset through hands-on experiences. Working directly with our professional team members, the applicant may be involved with the following activities: concept origination, visualization, drafting, material research, precedent and typology research, case study formation, and field visits for construction observation and in support of inventory and analysis.

The 2024 summer internship opportunity will allow individuals to immerse themselves, over the course of 8-12 weeks, within a landscape architecture studio culture based in Ithaca, New York. The ideal candidate will have experience using a variety of industry standard software including but not limited to: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Rhino, Lumion, Grasshopper, Sketchup, and AutoCAD. Interns will obtain OSHA 10-hour certification as part of their training.

**Submit a resume and portfolio in your application (PDF, 10MB max). No online portfolio links, please. Internship opportunities are limited to rising 4th and 5th year undergraduate students or MLA graduate students. Internships are paid positions and is assumed to be a 40-hour/week position.

The primary function of this role is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

    • Exhibit behaviors that align with the Fisher Values: Aspire to Excellence, Teamwork and Respect, Owning our Results and Empowered Employees.
    • Establish and maintain strong client relationships adhering to the Fisher Clientship philosophy.
    • Develops high-quality renderings and model making over several platforms.
    • Prepares drawings/models from rough sketches or from existing design information (verbal instructions and notes).
    • Revises or changes drawings, traces and/or copies existing drawings and completes simple calculations with specific instructions.
    • Understands production drawing conventions and, with supervision, learns to execute them consistently.
    • Participates in team meetings to coordinate design options and ideas.
    • Maintains neat and orderly work files, which will allow access to project information by other team members.
    • Understands the organization of a set of drawings and is able to locate information correctly with the drawings.
    • Provides basic support for assigned projects under close and frequent supervision.  Completes routine design and graphic assignments.
    • Demonstrates basic knowledge of building materials
    • And other duties as assigned by Supervisor


Education & Experience

    • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture or related field.
    • Strong academic performance in relevant coursework.
    • Familiarity with the design process and contributes towards design concept development.
    • Basic familiarity with production software, including: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Rhino, Lumion, Grasshopper, Sketchup, GIS, and AutoCAD.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Aspire to excellence, consistently seek to improve, and demonstrate high-quality work at all levels.
    • Team player: collaborate effectively at all levels; treat coworkers, clients, and vendors with respect in all interactions; seek to listen effectively, understand others, and build trust.
    • Own and accept responsibility for results.
    • Honest, transparent, and trustworthy.
    • Proactive, self-motivated, and eager to learn.
    • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to consistently demonstrate sound judgement.
    • Excellent and professional communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Exhibit flexibility with assignments, workflow, or project changes
    • Listen and respond to feedback in a positive manner.


Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.
    • Environmental Conditions: Office environment


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Salary Range: $20 – $22/hour

Actual compensation may vary based on relevant experience, qualifications/education, and other factors. The salary range is not necessarily reflective of the actual total compensation that may be earned nor promises any specific pay for any specific employee. Salary range excludes monetary value of benefits.

Fisher Associates embraces a family-feel culture and welcomes all newcomers with open arms. We are an equal opportunity employer who supports and cultivates a diverse and inclusive workplace. Fisher Associates does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin (including ancestry), religion, gender or sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status, gender identity or expression), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), disability, reproductive health decision making (including, but not limited to, the decision to use or access a particular drug, device, or medical service), marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, military status, unemployment status, genetic information (including genetic characteristics), citizenship or immigration status, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local laws. AA/EOE




Work Location:

Ithaca, NY

Number of Positions:


Submitters Name:

Natalie Wagner

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