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Interior Design & Architecture

Interior Design & Architecture

Gain hands-on experience on real life interior design and architecture projects. Assist local professionals working on projects for private homes, offices or retail stores. Use your creative freedom to contribute original designs, sketches and renderings, using industry standard tools and software to build highly relevant career experience.

Internship Highlights:
  • Produce designs and contribute to real life architecture and design projects
  • Build your own design portfolio with a range of different projects
  • Gain international experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Architecture studios
  • Design studios
  • Freelance architects and designers
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Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from US$998
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
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Internships align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Suitable for interns with at least one year of relevant college/university study in architecture, design, fine arts, culture, history, classics, or a related field. Interns will be asked to submit a relevant design portfolio, showcasing your specific areas of experience and skills. These design portfolios can be related to graphic design or renderings for architecture / interior design concepts. High School graduates aged 18+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application (including any relevant experience, with a desire to learn and grow within this field).

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Architect, Architectural Technologist, CAD Technician, Interior & Spatial Designer, Urban Designer, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Building Surveyor, Construction Manager, Higher Education Lecturer, Planning & Development Surveyor

Internship details

Gain hands-on experience on real life interior design and architecture projects. Assist local professionals working on projects for private homes, offices or retail stores. Use your creative freedom to contribute original designs, sketches and renderings, using industry standard tools and software to build highly relevant career experience.

This is a remote internship you can conduct from home. Click here to view Architecture internships that you can do in-country, if you’d prefer to travel and intern abroad.

When starting out in your interior design or architecture career, having a portfolio of work that demonstrates your experience, creativity and flair can make a huge difference in your ability to get a job. On this virtual internship in interior design and architecture, you’ll support experienced professionals in Italy producing designs for a range of clients and briefs. This unique internship serves as a real-world investment in the development of your own relevant experience and portfolio, helping to kick start your career and make your resume stand out within a highly competitive industry.

Remote interns are placed in architecture or interior design studios that work with clients to design homes, offices or retail stories. You’ll work alongside your supervisor, contributing designs, renderings, sketches, online models and ideas that match individual client briefs and budgets.

Interns use industry-standard software and tools such as AutoCAD, CAD and Rhinoceros 3D, building your familiarity with these platforms that will be hugely beneficial to your future career. You can also help to present designs and ideas to clients, although if you don’t speak Italian this will depend on the client’s ability to speak English. Your supervisor will be able to host these presentations, and can translate client feedback to you afterwards if needed.

As a virtual intern from home, you’ll be in regular contact with your supervisor via email and online meetings to receive briefs, answer questions, review your work and provide feedback. Your supervisor will provide full briefs and guidance, but allow you to have creative freedom and use your own flair in your work. This is an internship where you’ll gain insight into the life of a professional architect or designer, while gaining an understanding of a future career path.

Career Benefits

Interior Design & Architecture interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Assist with new and ongoing project development

  • Producing designs and sketches to match client briefs

  • Presenting designs to clients

  • Researching design styles and trends

Professional development opportunities:
  • Gain experience in the design of private homes, offices and stores

  • Learn how to produce sketches, online models, renderings and designs to a high standard

  • Use software and tools such as AutoCAD, CAD, and Rhinoceros 3D

  • Build communication skills liaising with colleagues online

  • Understand contemporary design techniques and trends in Italy

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

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Academic credit available for all internships

Gain course credit from your college or university and meet your academic requirements when completing an internship abroad or remote internship program with Intern Abroad HQ.

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Program Fee (USD)
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $998Equivalent to $1/day
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,398Equivalent to $0/day
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,698Equivalent to $0/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Airport pick-up
  • Program orientation
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • In-country guidance for social and tourist activities
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Coaching from your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • Visa (if required), flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your internship program
  • Optional extras, such as language lessons
  • Souvenirs and leisure activities during your free time
  • Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, public transportation, and any meals not included in your Program Fee
  • A deposit of $449 USD is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due 60 days before your internship start date.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.