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Intern - Rail Architecture *Summer 2023*

Chicago, Illinois

Are you an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSArch) or a graduate student pursuing a Master of Architecture (MArch) degree? Are you looking for a hands-on learning experience where you can apply your classroom knowledge and contribute to real world projects? If so, then consider joining our team this summer as an Architecture Intern in Downers Grove, IL!

As a member of our team, you will collaborate with a multi-disciplined team of highly talented and innovative design and engineering professionals. From schematic design through construction, you will become engaged in the full life cycle of a variety of new or renovated facilities projects for Class I Railroads and Mass Transit organizations throughout the country.

As an Architecture Intern, you will assist with developing schematic designs, assisting with specification preparation and edits, and preparing construction documentation. Throughout your internship, you will utilize your AutoCAD and Revit skills, be exposed the ins and outs of what it takes to bring a project together, and what needs to be done throughout the lifecycle of the project from schematic design to construction. Since many of our projects are multi-disciplined, you will also have the opportunity to collaborate with Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Structural engineering professionals, which means you will develop a well-rounded understanding of how each discipline supports and depends on one another to make a project successful.

The ideal candidate would be available to work 40 hours per week with occasional overtime throughout the summer of 2023 from mid-May through mid-August. This position would primarily work from our office in Downers Grove, IL; however, there may be instances in which this position would be provided with flexible / hybrid work arrangements.

***Out-of-state students are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for housing assistance.***

Note: To be considered for this opportunity and to perform the assigned responsibilities, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and must be able to complete and pass any background, security, and drug test requests required by TKDA, clients, and state and/or federal agencies.

Required Qualifications.

  • Undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Architecture (BSArch) or graduate student pursuing a Master of Architecture degree (MArch).
  • Previous training or experience with AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

 Preferred Qualifications.

  • Previous internship experience with an Architecture firm.
  • Knowledge of construction methods, plan reading, and preparation of construction documentation.
  • Knowledge of Lumion, Sketchup, and/or Adobe Suite.

Click the link below to learn more about the TKDA Internship Experience: 

If you are looking for a hands-on internship opportunity where you can apply your knowledge to challenges outside the pages of your textbook, then apply on-line today to join our team!

When responding to this opportunity, please provide us with a copy of your portfolio or some work samples so we can learn more about your design talents.


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