INTERNSHIP: Architects (For registered students)

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Architectural Internship

For our office in Amsterdam, we are always looking for architectural interns who want to participate as full team members, working on a handful of our projects, contributing creatively and through their work. We are looking to hire again.


Architectural Internship – Amsterdam
As an international design firm, UNStudio is active across the broadest fields of architecture and design. Our project portfolio covers every aspect of architecture and every typology, ranging from small to large-scale projects, research and theory. The atmosphere within our offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Hong Kong is international, multidisciplinary and ambitious, but also open, non-hierarchical, team-based and friendly, with attention to personal well-being, knowledge development and career planning.

For our office in Amsterdam, we are looking for architectural interns who want to participate as full team members, working on a handful of our projects, contributing creatively and through their work.

What kind of tasks?
As a practice that has more than 30 years of building experience. You will learn not only how to design, but also how architecture is created and realized. Our knowledge and craftsmanship are strong pillars of our company.
During your internship, you will assist during the concept-, sketch-, and design development processes. Here you will learn and experience envisioning, diagrams, creating, detailing and realizing complex assignments by transferring them into practice.

Also, you will get the opportunity to maintain customer relationships. Your skills will develop during the internship, as you are closely involved with our projects. The Senior Architects guide you through the process, where you learn the newest designing methods, which will be practiced in your future career as an architect.

What would be my impact as an intern?
During your internship, you will be part of a team that builds knowledge, undertakes research, and applies architecture and design skills in order to future-proof new projects. From our KTC Masterplan in Bangalore to the new office in Amsterdam, and from Southbank by Beulah to the Qatar integrated railway project our interns have impact. You will be part of a team in which you will provide your knowledge and skills for future-proof constructions of new projects.

We believe that the key to ‘future-proofing the future’ is knowledge. Therefore, we will teach you during the internship to understand the most up to date trends and practices in architecture and beyond. Our mission to producing user-centric designs that are adaptive, resilient and future-proof, and every employee should embrace these aspects in their work.

To top things off:
UNStudio organizes events for all of our employees, such as bi-annual conferences, lectures from designers and ‘lunch & learn’ sessions to explore craft and materials, sport events, and of course the summer & winter events. All of which are an informal and open method of getting to know other colleagues, as well as learning about architectural innovations.

What makes you a suitable candidate?

  • Enrolled in a university (preferably Master Program) or higher technical school program for the entire duration of the internship
  • At least a bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • Work experience/internship is a plus
  • Strong design sensibilities with the ability to contribute and cultivate design ideas/concepts
  • Team player with the ability to organize own work and keep deadlines, and clearly communicate with Project Leaders and team members
  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite Package
  • Good knowledge of Rhinoceros, preferably also of Grasshopper and Scripting
  • Good design capacities
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • A team player, reliable, pro-active, flexible and dedicated

Read carefully before applying:
Internship applicants must be students who are currently registered at a university, and who will not graduate before completing the internship. In order to make international exchange possible we encourage students to get a grant from the Leonardo/Erasmus program. Your university should be able to supply you with information and UNStudio will support you in your application. If applicable, UNStudio will also assist you in applying for a visa for your residence and work permit (your University must support you in this as well).

For non-EU students we can only offer 12 months internship due to the high visa costs (with some flexibility).


We strongly encourage you to explore our website and to familiarize yourself with our offices, our HR policy, our clients and our projects.

We look forward to receive your application!

This is an open vacancy to our pool - there is no closing date. Code word: Flame

When you work at UNStudio

  • You have the opportunity to work on high profile, challenging global projects
  • You are part of a creative, fresh, professional and academic working environment
  • The city centre of Amsterdam is on your doorstep: one of the world's most beautiful cities
  • Research is an integrated and valued part of your daily work
  • You have the opportunity to initiate and develop research projects with external companies and institutions
  • Your experience is highly valued, but your innovative and entrepreneurial attitude is ranked highest
  • You work in a young international team that is highly ambitious, collegial and social, made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects and everything in-between
  • You design through discovery, and learn on the job
  • You get as much creative freedom as you are willing to take
  • You find yourself in a responsible position as soon as you are ready
  • Friday Afternoon Drinks are always waiting for you
  • Our annual Summer and Winter Events have become legendary

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