Architectural/Interior Design Intern

Job Location

On Site

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Type of Job


Published Date

June 1, 2021, 6:00:00 PM

About the job

Why SHYFT? Our purpose is to help individuals and organizations with real estate change. Our vision is to change the way projects are delivered through design-led construction. SHYFT offers traditional services through an Integrated Project Delivery model we believe allows clients to better achieve their “Why”. We’ve built a creative problem-solving culture where each team member goes beyond their traditional practice to influence projects from beginning to end. Our goal is to create: A BETTER WAY TO A BETTER SPACE.

SHYFT Collective is searching for Architectural or Interior Design Interns to assist in our quest for design excellence in both our Des Moines, IA, and Columbus, OH offices. The designer will work closely with our team of talented architects and interior designers. In addition to traditional design experience, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to influence our services to best showcase our preferred project delivery method. This role has the potential for full-time and future employment after the internship experience.  Our preferred candidate will possess strong design skills, advanced technical abilities, diverse interests, innovative conceptual & critical thinking, and an interest in our work at SHYFT Collective. Some of our projects include custom modern single-family residential, multifamily housing, hospitality, higher education, corporate workplace, healthcare, government & municipal, and mixed-use commercial.

This position allows for exceptional career advancement for those interested in growing beyond traditional architectural practice. The role will include (but not be limited to):

  • Collaborate with a team on an array of tasks, on various project types.

  • Provide design support with all phases: planning, programming, design, delivery, and construction administration.

  • Preparing scaled drawings and contract documents in Revit.

  • Researching and identifying products (finishes, fixtures, etc.).

  • Assisting in the preparation of meeting notes, studies, and reports.

  • Planning diagrams/layouts during schematic design, demonstrating the ability to arrange a unified design.

  • Join team members for on-site observation of work during the C.A. phase to monitor compliance with plans.

  • 3D visualizations.


  • Strong design skills, advanced technical abilities, and innovative conceptual & critical thinking.

  • Good knowledge and experience with Revit. Enscape knowledge preferred, but not required.

  • Good knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign (Adobe Suite).

  • A GPA of at least 3.0 is required.


We encourage qualified candidates to submit by email a resume, cover letter, and work samples to: Work samples should be one PDF attachment and a maximum 20 pages at 6 MB.


  • Paid Internship (based on experience)

  • Flexible technology, including hardware and software programs required to do your best work

  • Company-provided parking

  • Ultimate Flexible work schedule with work/life blend

  • Many mentorship opportunities

About us

At SHYFT Collective, our mission is to provide integrated real estate, design, and construction services that help people and organizations navigate real estate change with confidence.


Des Moines & Columbus Office