Students

The SWA Summer Student Program is an excellent opportunity for university students to learn, grow, have real-life design experiences.

Internships, part-time work, study abroad, and company summer programs are great ways to refine your professional direction. Take as many opportunities as you can to explore the arenas available to you through landscape architecture. We believe that our program may be one of the most important and enjoyable experiences you have in your early professional development.

We encourage full-time students (returning Fall 2015) of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design to apply.

About the program

North American cities are products of 20th century design and planning, and in many respects have not evolved to support the physical and social systems necessary to connect people to the infrastructure of the modern city. At SWA, we embrace the opportunities that result from innovative thinking in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. We challenge you to join us in Dallas as we imagine the livable city of today and of the 22nd century.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Each applicant must submit the following information to Summerinterns@SWAGroup.com by February 28, 2015 (Electronic Submissions Only)

Introductory Video: 2 Minute Maximum

• Letter of interest

• Resume

• Letters of recommendation (min. of 2)

• Portfolio (max 10 pages)

If materials are over 5MB, send via ‘wetransfer’ or other site for downloading (max of 20MB)

Please send questions via email to Summerinterns@SWAGroup.com

Please upload your submission by clicking HERE.

Summmer Program Info

Submission Deadline: February 28 (see details below for submission requirements)

 

Date of Notification: March 13

 

Dallas Studio: June 29—July 24 (first three weeks of the program will be an intensive charrette utilizing all accepted interns in the Dallas Office)*

 

Office Internship: July 27—August 21 (remaining four weeks, interns will be invited to various SWA office locations including Dallas, Houston, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, Sausalito, San Francisco, and Shanghai to work alongside our professional staff)*

 

*The Summer Program includes housing during program dates and a stipend for each selected intern.

 

 

2014 Summer Student Program Winners:

 

Adrian Duncan Smith

UCLA, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 2015

 

Emily A. King

University of Pennsylvania, Master of Landscape Architecture/Master of Architecture, 2015

 

Bingjie Shi

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture in Urban Design/Master of Landscape Architecture, 2015

 

Marie Salembier

New York City College, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2015

 

Sara Fallahi

University of Texas, Austin, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2014

 

Lovisa Kjerrgren

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2014

 

Sam Sikanas

University of Michigan, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2015

 

*The Summer Program includes housing during program dates and a stipend for each selected intern.