Summer Intern

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Salary Range: $22/hr depending on experience
  • Posted 1 week ago

Environmental Works Community Design Center

Environmental Works Community Design Center is seeking a temporary full-time or temporary part-time Intern to be a member of our team during the summer months. Hours per week and start and end dates are flexible.

About Us:

Environmental Works is a nonprofit Community Design Center that provides architectural services to low-income and nonprofit clients throughout Washington State. We envision an equitable future that integrates the built and natural environments to support healthy, connected and joyful communities. Our mission is to plan, design and advocate for community-centered environments. Our work includes affordable housing, community facilities, youth and childcare centers, shelters, accessible renovations, public landscapes and similar projects in which social, economic and environmental design are the primary focus.

Our Values:

  • Design processes and projects should uplift human dignity
  • Building equitable, healthy communities requires advocacy and action
  • Under-resourced communities must be equal partners in our design solutions
  • High quality design balances the needs of our clients, end-users, and the natural environment

Responsibilities include:

Assisting other architectural staff on projects; CAD drafting; 3d modeling of project designs; preparation of presentation drawings, permit set drawings and construction drawings; researching architectural materials and systems; preparation of marketing materials; other as needed.

Qualifications and skills required:

  • Currently working toward a vocational school degree or Bachelor’s or Master’s degree focused on the built environment.
  • Basic understanding of architectural concepts and development.
  • Basic understanding of drafting and rendering.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; good people/collaboration skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Software program knowledge/capacity desired:

  • Microsoft Office suite
  • CAD drafting proficiency – Revit knowledge a plus, but not required.
  • 3D modeling and rendering skills
  • Adobe Suite

Desirable qualities include:

The ideal candidate has a strong interest in and commitment to the mission of Environmental Works; the flexibility to work on a variety of projects as needed; and is self-motivated with a desire to learn in a collaborative atmosphere. Ability to speak multiple languages and/or work-study eligibility are a plus.

Benefits Summary:

We offer competitive salary and benefits (see benefits summary below). Environmental Works values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply. Consideration for employment will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

  • Salary range for this position: $22 hr depending on experience
  • PTO – our time off benefit is lumped into one accrual (including sick, vacation, and holiday) and can be used at the employee’s discretion. PTO accrues at a rate of .1 hour of PTO for every hour worked which is equivalent to 5 weeks (208 hours) of PTO per year based on a 40-hour work week.
  • ORCA pass paid in full
  • Achieved JUST Certification (version 1.0) per the Living Future Institute

Submission Requirements (in PDF Form)

  •  Cover letter of interest communicating the following:
  1. We are a mission-based organization.  What about our mission intrigues you?
  2. We are continually working to further our equity and inclusion in our office and larger community through our work. How would you contribute to this effort
  3. Describe your personal goals and interest in this internship opportunity.
  4. What are your desired hours per week and start/end dates?
  • Resume
  • Link or separate attachment to portfolio illustrating samples of your best work with at least 2 separate projects.

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