INTERNSHIP: Urban Designer

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Urban Design Internship

Our Urban Unit is expanding in Amsterdam and are looking for an exceptional intern to join the team.


The atmosphere in our office is informal, international, multidisciplinary, highly ambitious and very dynamic, but also friendly with a focus on personal and professional development. The average age of our employees is 34 years and our employee base is made up of about 30 different nationalities. Almost all employees have an academic background.

The Position:

The Urban Unit leads masterplan projects and also helps support the various project teams. We engage in research, analysis and design and work across scales and geographies. We currently concentrate on mobility projects, Transit Oriented Developments and retail and leisure facilities.

The Urban Design Intern will be expected to participate as a full team member and understand the design/masterplan processes. Communication skills are essential and the Urban Design Intern is expected to be able to help in developing diagrammatic and spatial representations. The internship will be for a minimum of 6 months, preferably a year.

The Requirements:

  • You are enrolled in a university or higher technical school programme in a design discipline (Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture)
  • You have at least a bachelor degree (or equivalent)
  • You possess an understanding of various urban systems and the ability to coordinate disciplines including transportation, landscaping, environmental engineering, technology and social integration
  • You preferably have some work experience from earlier internships
  • You have good knowledge of AutoCAD, Rhino and the Adobe Suite package
  • You have good design capacities
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English (Dutch speaking a strong plus!)
  • You are a team player, reliable, pro-active, flexible and dedicated
  • You are permitted to live and work in the EU

We look forward to receive your C.V./resume + portfolio + short motivation letter

When you work for 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

  • You have 20 PTO days per year based on a full-time internship