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Intern - City Design Practice

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a current student in urban design or architecture with experience in the field, strong design skills, proficiency in AutoCAD, Rhino, and Adobe Creative Suite, and be able to work in a team setting.
  • You will actively contribute ideas, pursue knowledge, strive for excellence in your work, uphold high standards of professionalism, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, and innovate to make transformative contributions in city design practice.

Off-cycle Internship

Architecture & Urban PlanningChicago


  • SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as an Intern - City Design Practice for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.
  • At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm.  We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration.  Together we can achieve great things.


  • Current student in an accredited bachelor’s program or master’s degree program in urban design, architecture or related field of study and returning to school in the Fall of 2024.
  • Some experience in the urban design or architectural profession or associated arts.
  • Demonstrated general interest and limited knowledge of urban design and planning, urban history and theory, planning and environmental law, and private and public development.
  • Strong design capabilities and basic delineation skills as demonstrated in portfolio or work samples.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Architecture & Urban Planning


  • Ideas: We believe in a meritocracy of ideas. We look to everyone to actively contribute to the discourse in the firm.
  • Knowledge: We believe that expertise is the result of lifelong learning. We are not expected to know everything, but rather to passionately pursue answers, develop new skills and deepen our knowledge.
  • Product: We strive for excellence in the concept, quality, and delivery of our work.
  • Individual: We value individuals who bring the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in the way they work. Each person can develop and contribute their wealth of attributes, skills and knowledge to support the overall health of the firm.
  • Team: We value the power of interdisciplinary integration. A positive team culture in which everyone collaborates openly towards common goals is essential.
  • Firm: We have a history of making transformative contributions to the profession and our communities. We are constantly innovating and attempting to bring new approaches, solutions and processes to our work.


Work type

Full time

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