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2020 Summer Internship Program

Type of Job:
Landscape Architecture
Graphic Design
Name of Firm:


Job Location:

Watertown, MA

Are you an enthusiastic student with big ideas for the built environment? Are you looking for a chance to work with a diverse, interdisciplinary team of designers and tackle some of the world’s most interesting design and planning challenges? Does this video get you excited about the possibilities? Apply now for Sasaki's 2020 Summer Internship program!

We are seeking interns for:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing and Communications

The program kicks off with an interdisciplinary design charrette – a unique two-week project that serves as an introduction to the firm and the summer’s class of interns. Interns will then work on current Sasaki projects alongside our architects, landscape architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, strategists, civil engineers, and graphic designers.

Sasaki interns get hands-on experience, develop valuable professional connections, and gain a deep understanding of how a leading firm operates and innovates. While roles and responsibilities range based on the discipline and on-going project work of the firm at the time, interns can expect to further their working knowledge of industry standard technologies, softwares, and best practices. For example, a marketing intern may get hands-on experience with Salesforce and various social media tracking technologies, while an architecture intern will be working with Rhino, Revit, CAD, etc. The interns will all be a part of live project teams with real-world solutions and tangible productions. Specific information and descriptions of each discipline can be found at Sasaki.com.

An internship with Sasaki offers an invaluable opportunity for professional growth as well as a fun and memorable summer experience. When you work at Sasaki, you sign up to work alongside a diverse group of design professionals who are deeply committed to improving the world through design. We are proud of both the work and the culture we continuously cultivate here, supported by everyone's diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and interests. Sasaki is one of the leading multi-disciplinary design firms in the world, with 300+ employees based primarily in the Boston region and over 700 awards for excellence in our architecture, site, and planning and urban design practices.

Interested? Here is what you need to know:

  • 10-12 week program from 6/8/20 to 8/14/20 (start date is strict, end date can adjust!)
  • Applications due 1/24/20
  • Interviews in early February
  • Notifications in mid-to-late February

Candidates must upload:

  • Resume
  • Portfolio/Work Samples
  • One faculty letter of recommendation (have sent to recommendations@sasaki.com)
  • Brief, one page explanation of goals and expectations for Internship

Please Note:

You MUST apply through the career page at sasaki.com.

Do not apply only through Symplicity, or any other site on their own. We make no promise your application will be reviewed if not submitted through the sasaki.com career page.

Complete applications are due by 1/24/20. The postings will close at 12 a.m., 1/25/20. Please ignore any posting expiration date on any site that is not Sasaki.com. If a posting does expire elsewhere, it will still be available and accessible at Sasaki.com until 12am on 1/25/20.


  • Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated with a degree from an accredited institute in a field directly related to one of our disciplines from the list above
  • All years/classes are encouraged to apply - including recently graduated and masters students
  • Ability to start on 6/8/20 at Sasaki in Watertown, MA

About Sasaki

Sasaki is a world-class architecture, planning, and design firm with a dynamic start-up culture and a reputation and body of work that spans over sixty-five years. Sasaki's collaborative culture provides great opportunities for talented and enthusiastic students. We create places that prove human potential. The places in which we live our lives are more than physical spaces; they are the context and the content of our experience. Today, simultaneous revolutions of mobility, connectivity, and identity are changing our experience of the world and, along with it, our relationship to place. Now, more than ever before, what we create will shape the way we live. At Sasaki, we harness this power to make human hopes and dreams into proven physical realities. This has been our core tenet since day one, and now, as the world changes faster than ever, we advance our shared potential through the built environment. In every project, new possibility is translated into new action.

Salary Range: $20/hr

New Job Posting Process

As of January 2020, we will be transitioning to Nittany Lion Careers for internship/job postings. Employers will need to register with the site in order to post positions which can then be viewed by registered Penn State students and alumni.

If you have any questions about this new process, please contact Ross Weinreb.