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SWA/Balsley Fall internship 2024

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Introduction to SWA/Balsley: 

Join our team at SWA/Balsley to develop and strengthen your emerging design & technical expertise working on high profile, award-winning projects in NYC, the US, and abroad. Our studio environment offers interns an opportunity to interact directly with principals and a team of talented, experienced designers at SWA/Balsley and SWA Group. We are located in the NoMad neighborhood of New York City.

About the position:
We are offering one full-time paid summer internship position to current students with outstanding design sensibilities and exemplary graphic, written, and verbal communication abilities.  Candidates should demonstrate expertise in digital graphics and/or technical documentation.

In this role, you will collaborate with staff designers and firm leaders including its principals. This is a unique opportunity to help shape a new dynamic studio, develop a robust portfolio of built work of the highest design caliber, and engage with various other studios of SWA – the largest design-centric landscape architecture firm in the US.

This role includes:

    • Supporting the design team on projects in various phases of design, from concept through construction documentation. Tasks will include 3D modeling and rendering for presentations and competitions and preparation of construction drawings/documents.
    • Collaborating with designers and studio leaders, including principals.
    • Working on high-profile projects in the US, Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
    • Assisting with marketing and general office tasks.

Why SWA/Balsley?

    • Grow with a new firm with a national design reputation.
    • SWA/Balsley places equal design value on all phases and facets of work.
    • Extraordinary growth potential within SWA/Balsley and the affiliate SWA Group.
    • Opportunities to cross-fertilize with SWA’s eight other studios across the U.S. and abroad.

Minimum Requirements:

    • Current student in an accredited Bachelors or Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture
    • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills
    • Attention to detail and organization
    • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Effective time management skills
    • Positive attitude and sense of accountability

Proficiency in:

    • AutoCAD 2014+


    • 3D modeling (Rhino preferred)


    • Lumion


  • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, esp.)Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Revit
    • Grasshopper
    • ArcMap/ ArcGIS
    • Hand sketching


    • Portfolio (PDF, 20MB max.)
    • Resume/CV (Word or PDF)
    • Contact info for 2-3 references
    • Cover letter

Send materials in PDF format to  We will carefully consider your application during our initial screening and will contact you if you are selected for an interview by video-conference.



$18-$24 / hr

Work Location:

New York City

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