Internship with SLA
— spring 2023
We are looking for talented students with green ambitions who want to be part of everyday life at our studio in Copenhagen during the spring, 2023. The internship concerns students of architecture, urban planning, urban design, and landscape architecture.
An internship with SLA allows you to gain practical experience working with different scales and phases in innovative projects both internationally and in the Nordic countries. We make sure to tailor your internship according to your competencies, ambitions, and goals. Former interns have worked with projects such as the Middle East’s first urban biodiversity park, urban development plans and city nature in Detroit, climate adaptation of Copenhagen’s Climate District, as well as projects and competitions in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America.
As an intern, you will work alongside dedicated colleagues holding many different skills and competencies. We promise you a vibrant and varied everyday life in a creative and informal environment. During the internship, one of our project architects will be assigned to follow the projects you are working on. Whenever possible, you will also take part in construction site visits and meetings with our clients and collaborators. We appreciate an informal tone and have a workplace culture with room to take the initiative, ask questions and become wiser in the process.
Your educational background – and expectations for you
We expect that you are studying to become an architect, urban planner, urban designer, or landscape architect at the Royal Danish Academy, AARCH, KU, AAU, AHO, NMBU, NTNU, or at similar institutions – and that you have completed your bachelor’s degree or are in the process of doing so. We cannot offer you an internship if you have already graduated with your master’s degree.
You are also very welcome to apply for an internship as a foreign resident candidate.
It is essential that you:
— Are creative and good at visualizing thoughts and ideas – either by hand, on the screen, or in the model room
— Are a quick learner and thrive in working independently
— Are trained in the Adobe package, AutoCad, and 3D programs, especially Rhino
— Are accommodating and curious
— Have strong English proficiency
— Have a green heart. An interest in plants is a plus
Working hours and conditions
Working hours are 37 hours per week, and the internship lasts from Wednesday, February 1st, 2023, to June 30th, 2023. You will be part of our lunch scheme and various social events and have access to fruit, tea, and freshly ground coffee in our canteen.
How do you apply for the internship?
To apply, send us your motivated application, CV, and portfolio as PDF to email@example.com (Subject: ‘Internship, Copenhagen’). A portfolio is not required if you study urban planning or similar.
If you live outside the EU and do not hold a work permit, we must have your application by Friday, October 28th, 2022, because of the long processing time on work permit applications. EU citizens can apply until Friday, November 18th, 2022.
Interviews will be held continuously. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
SLA is an internationally renowned nature-based design studio, working with landscape architecture, sustainable urban design, and city planning. Founded in Copenhagen, SLA has for thirty years designed some of the most notable public spaces and masterplans in the world. SLA designs cities, public space, and nature on all scales: From parks and plazas to city-wide masterplans and national biodiversity strategies. The studio currently has ongoing projects in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East. Today, SLA employs 130 employees at studios in Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Oslo.