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Summer 2017 Internship

Type of Job:
Internships
Discipline:
Landscape Architecture
Name of Firm:

Larry Weaner Landscape Associates (LWLA)

Job Location:

Glenside, PA

Firm Description:
A leading practitioner in the design and implementation of native meadows as well as woodlands and gardens, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates creates beautiful, low maintenance, and ecologically beneficial landscapes on properties of all sizes. LWLA combines a depth of horticultural knowledge with ecological expertise in the design of long-lasting landscapes that are functional as well as beautiful. LWLA is based in the Philadelphia area, but does work throughout the eastern seaboard.
 
To learn more about our firm, please visit our website:  http://lweanerassociates.com/
 
Intern Responsibilities:
The intern will work with all staff as needed with tasks directly apportioned by the Project Manager. The job will require forty hours per week. Start and end dates can be flexible according to the intern’s preferences, as long as it is coordinated with the project manager. Occasional overnight travel will likely be required.
 
Project/Design Assistant Duties:
  • Assisting with site analysis, site measurements and creation of base maps.
  • Creation of proposals and cost estimates
  • Design and design documentation assistance
  • Ecological research as requested by staff designers
  • Assistance with creation of management documents
  • Plant and materials procurement assistance
  • Occasional light fieldwork (plant layout, meadow seeding)
Skills Required:
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite)
  • An attention to detail, critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities
  • Strong interest in and familiarity with plants native to the northeastern United States and basic ecological processes
  • Be able to effectively manage his/her own time
  • Willingness to learn and participate in a diverse range of support tasks
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and work samples in PDF format (not to exceed 10MB) via email to Rebecca Kagle, at rkagle@lweanerdesign.com. No telephone inquiries please. While we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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