Mar 24th 2020

Summer 2020 Internship Opportunities

The College of Architecture’s faculty and students enjoy a longstanding relationship with professional practice in Chicago, a city with a vibrant history of innovation. For this reason, many professional firms are committed to providing unique internship opportunities specifically for our students.

In order to apply for the internships listed on this document, the following criteria must be met:

  • • Students must be enrolled in a College of Architecture program and attending on a full-time basis
  • • Students must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • • Students must submit at least one studio professor’s contact information (email/phone) as a reference and include it in their CV

Please see below a list of the current available internships. Also note that some firms may choose to withdraw or postpone internship opportunities as the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak develops. We will continue to update this post with new opportunities and changes as they arise.

NOTE: Students must be logged into their IIT email address to access internship listings.

Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Since its initial founding in 1931, Solomon Cordwell Buenz has made its impact on the Chicago skyline through its residential high-rise designs. Today, the firm has three offices across the United States, employs 280 design professionals, and has completed more than 600 projects.

See Internship Posting Here

Filoramo Talsma Architecture

This local firm, founded by Mark Filoramo and Chris Talsma, focuses primarily on residential and commercial design in Chicago and beyond.

See Internship Posting Here

Goettsch Partners

Goettsch Partners prioritizes a pragmatic approach and designs with bold clarity, lending itself to a portfolio of elegant buildings spanning the globe, including Chicago, Poland, China, and the United Arab Emirates.

See Internship Posting Here

Kahler Slater

Stressing a performance-based design approach, Kahler Slater aims to design engaging environments for clientele in the civic, health care, education, and corporate sectors. The firm has design studios in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, Wisconsin.

See Internship Posting Here

Landon Bone Baker Architects

“Good design is for everyone” is Landon Bone Baker Architects’s mantra, and since the firm’s founding by Peter Landon in 1987, it has built and advocated for comfortable and accessible housing in Chicago’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.

See Internship Posting Here

Dirk Denison Architects

For 30 years Dirk Denison and his team at DDA have focused on producing excellent designs for residential, retail, hospitality, institutional, and commercial projects.

See Internship Posting Here


The architects at zpd+a believe that good architecture and good design enhance lives. That has been the driving principle behind their many corporate, municipal, institutional, and recreational projects.

See Internship Posting Here

Cushing Terrell

This Montana-based architecture firm—with several satellite offices nationwide—has been around since 1938, and provides a variety of services to its clients, from architecture, engineering, and interior design work to landscape and historic preservation services. As a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, the firm is deeply committed to sustainable design practices.

See Internship Posting Here