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Seattle, WA 98109-3015
We are excited to announce the launch of our 2013 Summer Internship Program!
This year’s topic is art and ephemeral interventions in design process and realization. The topic seeks to research how the design process can embrace art and ephemeral interventions to inspire interaction and engagement in public outreach, design, construction and realized projects, shaping ever more enriching and engaging places. These ephemeral elements may range from physical to virtual, symbolic to practical, whimsical to serious, but all share an optimistic willingness to venture outside conventional design practice and test ideas collectively. The internship may include research into existing precedents, identification of new strategies and opportunities, and possibly developing real or imagined interventions.
Areas of focus may include:
Community engagement tactics: How can designers engage visitors and users of a place to become active participants in its design through interactions and choices that contribute to understanding the place in its current condition and uncovering its potential?
Collaborative design strategies: How can we invite the community to see and use a space in a new vision, even before that vision is realized in physical form? How can we create catalysts for a community to begin growing into a space, even as a space may not yet be realized?
Self invention of experience: How can we shape spaces that, even when complete, are ever evolving, delighting returning visitors again and again, who feel they both changed the place and are also changed themselves for having been there?
Application Requirements: Applications due May 15
The internship combines practicum and research. Practicum is designed to provide hands-on project experience in a collaborative team environment and will likely involve visiting project sites, preparation of graphics, 3D modeling and design of a range of landscape elements. Research typically involves conducting interviews, visiting applicable projects, generating case studies, and culminates in the production of a document and presentation of findings.
The paid internship program is open to all Landscape Architecture and Urban Design students and will run six to eight weeks, approximately 30-40 hours a week. Please note the program is intended for students enrolled in a degree program who will be returning to school for the following term; graduation prior to the dates of the internship is grounds for ineligibility. Interns are expected to present their findings to the office at the conclusion of the internship.
To be considered for Berger Partnership’s 2013 Summer Internship Program, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and representative work samples via email as a PDF to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please limit your submittal to a maximum of 10 pages. Responses are due by May 15.
To download a PDF the internship requirements, click here.