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Summer 2019 Architecture Internships

Architecture is a difficult field. Becoming an architect involves several years of difficult courses, tough examinations, and the struggle to gain experience. For those who are currently pursuing an architecture degree and thinking about the next step, the time to get prepared is summer 2019. Architecture internships experience abroad is the first step towards becoming a competitive candidate for future jobs. International interns gain experience in a new business culture, which makes them more competitive candidates. These young professionals also travel extensively and immerse themselves in a foreign country, sometimes even learning a new language.

summer 2019 architecture internships

Global Architecture Hubs

When you’re pursuing a career in architecture, every experience is beneficial. However, when you’re making a decision about where to intern, a few cities stand out. Around the world, those that feature iconic, cutting edge architecture are the best places to intern in summer 2019. Architecture internships in one of these cities will offer inspiration from architects that have come before you.


Shanghai is a standout city when it comes to urban architecture. The city’s iconic skyline is world-famous. Shanghai is also home to two of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Both of these buildings are incredible feats of architecture. While Shanghai’s modern buildings are world-class, much can also be learned from the city’s historical roots, which can be seen in the traditional structures throughout many different neighborhoods.

summer 2019 architecture internships


London is home to some of the most well known architectural icons in the world. From Big Ben to the Globe Theater, there is something for every architect to love. The city has an incredible skyline, with modern buildings such as the famous “Gherkin,” and older structures including Westminster Abbey. Of course, London is a global business hub, making it one of the very best places to network and get your foot in the door of a competitive industry.


Barcelona is possibly the world’s most famous city for architecture. In fact, many of the city’s tourists come just to see its beautiful and unique structures. In addition, it is a place that many professional architects visit to find inspiration, and learn from the greats. The city is colorful and vibrant, and this is reflected in its buildings, from modern structures to historical pieces. The influence of famous architect Antoni Gaudi can be found in many parts of the city. Many of his works, including the Sagrada Familia, Casa Battlo and Park Guell, draw admirers to Barcelona from every corner of the world.


Apply now and gain the international experience of a lifetime in summer 2019 Architecture internships.




1.Park Guell, by Ian Gampon, CC BY-ND 2.0

2. Drawing students, by Stefan Jurca, CC BY 2.0

3. Pudong, by Gonzalo Pinedo Zuniga, CC BY 2.0

Photos and blog by Maeve Allsup

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