Summer Intern 2017

Job Location: Chicago, IL, US


Gensler Summer Intern 2017 – Chicago


Each year, Gensler’s intern class represents the best emerging talent from schools around the world. Internships in each of our offices provide unique hands-on experience in real projects, working side by side with our design teams and clients. In fact, Gensler has hosted over 2000 internships, developing a growing network of future designers.


Gensler’s North Central Region will invite students to apply to the Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis offices to join our creative studio environment for a 12 week full-time, paid internship opportunity, beginning May 31, 2017. Participants will gain exposure to a wide range of design experiences within our full portfolio of integrated disciplines: architecture, interiors, graphic/industrial design, master planning and consulting.  In addition to this integration into the studio environment within each office, students will collaborate as a regional team across all three offices to research and synthesize provocative ideas around an emerging topic within the profession.


What’s it like to work at Gensler? Our former interns tell it best! Hear their perspectives in this YouTube video ( http://youtu.be/AFCbHh8yVAU ). As a Gensler intern, you will be fully integrated into design teams, participating hands-on in design exercises and collaborating directly with team members. Participants will also enjoy the rich culture of our firm and the broader office community through a number of learning resources focused on supporting your professional licensure efforts, LEED training, Revit skills, and other unique learning opportunities.



Gensler is in search of bright, dynamic and innovative designers; individuals who leverage their unique point of view to redefine what is possible through the power of design. We invite you to explore how you can make your mark at Gensler within the global network of team members, clients and communities in which we work.

Ideal applicants:

  • are outstanding students enrolled in an accredited architecture program (or the foreign equivalent), interior design program, or design program (including but not limited to: urban design & planning, strategy, or branded environments/graphics).
  • are leaders at their school, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • have completed their third year of an undergraduate program or the first year of a graduate program and returning to school in the fall
  • are proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite tools,
  • have a working knowledge of AutoCad and Revit
  • have 3-D rendering skills including knowledge of Sketch-up, 3ds Max, and Rhino,
  • previous experience working in a design firm preferred




Click the "Apply for this Position" button below to upload your resume, cover letter and work samples (PDF or Word format, 4MB max) or website link to your portfolio. Resume submissions without work samples or a URL link to a portfolio will not be considered.


Submission deadline: March 24, 2017. Only Online applications will be considered . No phone calls please.


Applicants are encouraged to download the Gensler Student + Graduate Career Guide  ( www.gensler.com/xtr/pdf/Gensler_StudentGraduateGuide.pdf ) and to visit our careers website to meet former Gensler interns. ( www.gensler.com/internships )


Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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