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SMMA Architecture Summer Intern 2024 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

SMMA’s Cambridge and Providence offices are seeking a small cohort of Architecture Design Interns to join our team for the 2024 summer term. 

We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth. The candidate will be an integral part of active project teams, getting hands-on experience and interacting with interns from other disciplines. You will be encouraged and expected to provide new ideas and share knowledge that will advance the firm’s mission and your professional career. 

Key Responsibilities may include:

  • Researching precedents and materials investigation serving the development of design concepts

  • Visualizing your own or teammates’ ideas through diagramming and spatial renders

  • Constructing physical models using laser cutters, 3D printing, or CNC machining

  • Learning through a red-line coordination process during DD and CD phases

  • Participating in and monitoring a project’s construction phase

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrollment within an accredited third year of Bachelor’s or Master of Architecture program

  • Portfolio of work displaying creative design intuition and thoughtful development of ideas

  • Strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills

  • Able to draw ideas quickly and offer critique in a group setting

  • Organizational and time management skills to be able to handle multiple project responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability with digital design, modeling, and visualization tools

  • Understanding of BIM workflows. Revit experience is required

  • Related professional work experience is appreciated

  • Curious, eager to learn, and proactive

    About the Firm

    SMMA is one of New England’s most unique design firms due to our composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since our incorporation in 1955, we offer an integrated, multidisciplinary environment driven by collaboration between architects, engineers, technologists, researchers, and industry experts. We focus on building lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.

    As an employee-owned firm, we believe that good ideas are welcome from anywhere. Our work straddles seven markets—K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Commercial, Life Science, Federal Government, and Advanced Technology—with the opportunity to work across a wide range of projects and specialisms. We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth.

    SMMA was founded by MIT and Rensselaer alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, we remain dedicated to this flexible, integrated approach. We are guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence, sustainability, and social responsibility.

    A digital portfolio must be submitted for consideration. Please combine the resume and portfolio on one document or provide a portfolio link.

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