Design Exploration Internship

RIOS is seeking BIPOC students interested in a design career for summer 2023 internships. Ideal candidates are currently enrolled in design courses at a community college, university, or trade school and are interested in continuing to develop their design skills for a career in architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, or experience design. We seek highly motivated individuals who are passionate about design and would enjoy participating in our lively office culture.

Positions will last 10 weeks, beginning June 5th – This is a paid internship.

How to Apply

Submit an online application on, including a resume and portfolio that outlines your academic and work experience relevant to this position. Applicants will not be considered without a portfolio submission.


The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Be enrolled or intending to enroll at a design program at a community college or vocational school in the Fall or Spring of 2023
  • Passion for creativity and proven commitment to furthering their education
  • A high degree of self-motivation,  able to take initiative and go above and beyond tasks given
  • Ability to work and coordinate with a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

How RIOS Will Provide Support

  • Access to learning resources and materials including workstation, and all needed software training
  • Invitations to site visits and tours
  • One-on-one mentor meetings with professionals in their fields
  • A special curriculum developed to provide exposure to all phases of a project and hands-on fabrication methods