Internships

CAPLA students at an internship in San Diego

Preparing each student is for life after college is one of the foremost priorities of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA). Two ways we assist in making sure graduates ready for their future is through the CAPLA Job Interview Fair and our internships program.

Each spring, CAPLA holds a Job Interview Fair which brings between 30-40 different businesses to interview students. These interview sessions are meant to help students hone their presentation and speaking skills in a professional environment, but also lead to job and internship opportunities. Design and design-build firms, non-profit organizations, and local government agencies from across the country come to meet our students. 

Internships provide excellent opportunities for students to learn about specific industries and firms from within those areas. The opportunities presented to students as a part of these experiences will help shape the students' future career goals and allow them to network with potential prospective employers. As a part of the academic program, internships are required for Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments students and recommended for Bachelor of Architecture students and all graduate level students. Each school has an internship coordinator that works with students to help them find an internship position that fits their needs. 

From The Studio

Coverdell Fellow Profile | Rebecca Johnstone '20 MLA

Rebecca Johnstone served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia before joining CAPLA's Master of Landscape Architecture program.

CAPLA Job Interview Fair

CAPLA Hosts One-of-a-Kind, Interactive Job Interview Fair

Featuring design, planning, construction and engineering firms from across the country, the Job Interview Fair is CAPLA’s showcase professional development event for undergraduate and graduate students.

Coverdell Fellow Profile | Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning

Lena Porell served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia before joining CAPLA's Master of Urban Planning program.

Juliana Seymour

Opening Doors to a Bright Future | Juliana Seymour ’20 B. Arch

Juliana Seymour '20 B. Arch landed her internship at Swaim Associates thanks to the CAPLA Job Interview Fair.

Coverdell Fellow Profile | Hunter Lohse

Hunter Lohse served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines before joining CAPLA's Master of Landscape Architecture program.

Diego Limon

Building Experience in the Field | Diego Limon ’23 B. Arch

CAPLA's spring Job Interview Fair provides the opportunity for students to hone their interviewing skills and discuss internship and career opportunities.