2018 Summer Internship
We are excited to announce the launch of our 2018 Summer Internship Program. At Berger Partnership we recognize the importance of connecting with students to enhance their academic studies and prepare them for professional practice. Each year we identify subject matter or new design applications affecting the industry. This year we are interested in exploring emerging digital technologies as tools for design and enhanced public experience.
Our office workflow has shifted in recent years from mixed two- and three-dimensional platforms to become predominately 3D. Revit is fast becoming the industry standard for development and documentation and is supported by a range of specialized 3D software such as Rhino/Grasshopper for fabrication and algorithmic modeling. We are interested in leveraging this wealth of 3D data to elevate our design process and look for new applications in our built work. The specific focus of our 2018 internship program will be integrating 3D printing and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) into our workflow.
The selected intern, with support from office staff, will be tasked with developing a workflow for translating project components into 3D print or AR/VR compatible files and establishing standards for the best results. Applicants should have a passion for digital design tools and a proficiency in 3D modeling but need not be experts in 3D printing or AR/VR. The work will rely on much experimentation with our in-house equipment to build a shared knowledge base.
The intern can expect to spend about 60% of their time on the above-mentioned research with the remaining time dedicated to practicum. The practicum is designed to provide hands-on project experience in a collaborative team environment and will likely involve researching applicable projects and visiting local examples, preparation of graphics, 3D modeling and design of a range of landscape elements.
The paid internship is open to all landscape architecture, architecture, and urban design students and will run six to eight weeks, approximately 30-40 hours per week. Please note the program is intended for students enrolled in a degree program who will be returning to school for the following term. The intern will be expected to present their findings and a deliverable to the office at the conclusion of the internship. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in graphic design, 3D modeling, rendering, and digital fabrication.
To be considered for Berger Partnership’s 2018 Summer Internship, please submit a letter of interest expressing your interest in the selected topic, a resume, and representative work samples as a PDF to our office by email by April 1, 2018. Please limit your work samples to a maximum of 10 pages.
Deadline: April 1, 2018
Phone Interviews: tentatively planned for the week of April 16, 2018
Printable version of the application specifications.