Summer intern

The Overview

Ahh, the summer internship. That moment when you realize you should probably start stacking up that resume with some relatable experience for when the inevitable downfall of adulthood approaches and you have to secure a full-time job.  What a terrible, terrible delight.  Well luckily for you we’re here to help with that!  We’re currently looking for someone to join our team for a summer internship. We’re looking for someone who’s a fast learner, who knows how to ask the right questions and has an eye for detail.  You’ll work side by side with us on a variety of projects to help us craft our client’s visions into reality, with a lot of learning along the way.  And by a lot, we mean a lot because we pretty much do it all. So if you’re ready to grow into a badass architect, we’ll help you get there.  Kind of, I mean summer is only so many months and there’s only so much we can do we can do in that amount of time.  We’re not going to turn a pumpkin into a carriage overnight but, maybe we can turn it into one of those motorized jeeps for kids 6 and up but secretly as an adult you still want to ride because they look so cool? You know? We're getting side tracked.  Let's move on.

Still interested? Cool! Here’s what you would do:

  • Collaboration with project team, including outside consultants, in various aspects of the design process

  • Assist in developing project documents in multiple phases of design

  • May attend on-site visits and client meetings 

  • Performs basic architectural functions to complete design solutions

  • Independent and creative problem solving

  • Work closely with all staff to receive guidance and mentorship 

  • You tell us! What are you passionate about thus far that you would like to explore in your time with us?


And you? you're just starting out! so here's what we ask of you:

  • Communication skills with the ability to work professionally and collaboratively

  • An ability to think creatively and solve complex problems

  • Self-starter 

  • Revit proficiency strongly preferred

  • Desire and ability to learn

  • Has a good sense of humor

  • Can enjoy the benefits of a loosely structured office setting a smaller architecture firm offers

  • Currently enrolled in 3rd (or higher) year of an accredited architecture program or have recently graduated; applications from graduate students also encouraged


And now you probably want to know who we are... right?

Woodblock Architecture is a full-service architecture firm based in SE Portland.  We’re a pretty stellar team of individuals that pride ourselves on building thoughtful relationships both with one another, our professional partners and our clients.  We create smart and thoughtful design to bring the best vision to life for our clients.  We do a little bit of everything, purposefully, which includes commercial, hospitality, restaurant, retail, grocery and industrial.  We also work hard to create an office culture that is fun and also family oriented, but we know that to have fun, you have to work hard too.  And we all make sure to be respectful of our time inside and outside of the office.  Another note of importance, we have a pretty good collective pallet for craft beer and good eats, which is why keep a keg on rotation in the office.  We also specialize in awesomeness? Too much, okay. Moving on.

So what can we do for you in return for your magical work ethic?

We can pay you in bitcoin?

No. We absolutely cannot do that. But we will pay you with federally approved money which is just as cool, maybe cooler. We'll help you grow your skill set, provide you mentorship and explore new interests.  We'll also help you make connections that can help your future success, because that's what this is all about!  We'll also occasionally feed you a lunch every now and again, because we're big on food.


You’ve made it to the end! SWEET.  If you’re interested, and why wouldn’t you be… please shoot us an email at with your resume, cover letter and any other fun stuff like a portfolio you want to include or questions you have for us!

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