January 25, 2018

Swift Co. – Summer Intern

Swift Company is a group of landscape architects and urban designers committed to context-driven designs that build on the fundamental circumstance of each place. Founded in 1982, the firm has focused on the planning and design of landscapes, urban environments and open spaces in the West.

Swift Company has earned a valued reputation for design excellence, innovation, solution-driven work, and effective facilitation involving diverse interests. The firm is known for progressive, integrated, multidisciplinary efforts and for its exciting, team-based design studio that is committed to questioning, exploring, and collaborating.

Swift Company is seeking exceptionally passionate, skilled, motivated and responsible students who are self-starters interested in joining our integrated team in Seattle for a summer internship position. The firm aims to support the development of individuals involved in the internship program and help to foster new ways of thinking and problem solving through a range of engaging experiences. The firm is committed to helping build confidence in a fast-paced team environment and shaping new forms of understanding the practice of landscape architecture. Student interns will be immediately welcomed to the team and become active participants at all levels of project work from analysis and research, graphic communications, client interactions, detailed design development and documentation through to construction and contract administration.
Swift Company is dedicated to innovations in design process, research, and construction. With each project comes a set of unique contextual and technical challenges. The internship program will engage student interns in the process of analysis and research towards innovation in landscape architecture and urban design. As active participants in this process, interns will be challenged to think critically and find ways to build upon their own creative and technical skills in order to generate exceptional solutions to complex problems.

The position will be a fulltime, paid term position. The start of the position is negotiable between the firm and the individuals selected, but will run between June and September 2018.

To apply for the 2018 Swift Company Summer Internship Program, please submit the following materials to info@swiftcompany.com:

Letter of interest/statement of motivation
Portfolio or work samples (.pdf file not to exceed 8 MB in size)
3 References with email and telephone contact information

Complete application packages must be received
no later than 5:00 pm PST on Friday, March 23rd, 2018.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than March 30th, 2018.