At SmithGroup we work every day to design a better future. Our internship program brings that promise to life by creating pathways and opportunities for students to become the future leaders of our industry. Our internships provide hands-on experience on real projects, through collaboration with our design teams and clients. We continue to invest in this program by providing an industry leading experience where interns can bring their curiosity, imagination, and potential to help design a better future for everyone.


Internships are awarded to students currently pursuing undergraduate majors in architecture, civil/structural engineering, electrical engineering, fire protection engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, mechanical engineering and urban design/planning. Applications must be submitted prior to students last or second-to-last year in their program. All current opportunities are found on our careers page.  It’s updated frequently, so be sure to check back often. 

If you would like to learn more, please contact Kyle.Bauer [at] (Kyle Bauer)



Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program

SmithGroup created the J.E.D.I Scholarship to help foster a more diverse and inclusive design industry by investing in the next generation of design talent.  The scholarship is available to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are currently studying architecture, interior design, engineering, landscape architecture, and urban planning.  Scholarship recipients are also awarded a paid summer internship at any one of SmithGroup’s office locations to help apply learning to real world application.

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Penn State University Scholarship/Summer Internship

SmithGroup has had a long history of supporting the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State. This program provides students with a strong foundation of architectural engineering principles that are immediately applicable to the work that we do. Penn State students currently enrolled in their 3rd or 4th year of the undergraduate Architectural Engineering program may apply for a $1000 scholarship and paid summer internship position.

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The coolest and most interesting thing that I have experienced during my internship at SmithGroup has been a sense of community and togetherness. Eating lunch with principals in office made me feel like a part of the family and not only an intern.

Micah Floyd
Washington University in St. Louis, Master of Architecture



Voice of Interns Research and Innovation

The Voice of Interns: Designing through Research & Innovation

Passion and curiosity are two of our corporate values that have led to the creation of a culture and long history of integrating research and innovation through our design work. Our teams are always exploring, testing, and learning how these two areas can solve the emerging challenges of our clients and our world. Driven by a team with a diverse set of backgrounds, from architects and engineers using technology to solve problems, to developers, data scientists and technology specialists analyzing information and building custom tools for our clients, we are at the forefront of bringing unique solutions to critical design challenges.

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2024 Intern JEDI

SmithGroup Awards 2024 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships

SmithGroup, one of the nation’s leading integrated design firms, has named the recipients of the 2024 SmithGroup Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Scholarships. The annual scholarship program was established to foster a more diverse and inclusive design industry by investing in the next generation of design talent. Since its inception in 2018, the program has awarded $210,000 to 35 recipients studying at schools across the United States.

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