Hoerr Schaudt has a long-standing commitment to linking education and practice. We believe the best way to prepare you for your future in landscape design and/or landscape construction is to expose you to a broad spectrum of office practices and procedures related to the profession. Read what our past summer interns have said about the program.
Program Dates: June 12 - August 11, 2023
Application Deadline: February 17, 2023
Location: Chicago or Kansas City
Opportunities: This summer we offer two different internship opportunities. Please choose only one.
Throughout the 9-week rotation between our Design and Siteworks studios, you will receive hands-on training and guidance in many areas, including:
site visits + analysis
construction site observation
Software application, including Excel, Word, Autocad, Adobe Suite, etc.
Opportunity #2: Siteworks with a focus on Construction Administration
Throughout the 9-week internship, you will receive hands-on training and guidance in many areas, including:
site visits + analysis
probable cost estimate development
construction document redlines
pre-bid coordination and presentation
bid document development
bid comparison development
attend client meetings
OAC meetings (Owner, Architect, Contractor)
construction site observation and report development
shop drawing review
perform plant layouts (coordination w/ horticulture and design project managers)
Software application, including Excel, Word, Bluebeam, Autocad, Adobe Suite, etc.
Who You’ll Work With
Hoerr Schaudt is a team of landscape architects, urban designers, horticulturists, and dedicated interns who create innovative landscapes that delight on every scale - from intimate private gardens to vast public parks. Our devotion to craft and attention to detail help clients discover the unseen potential of their outdoor spaces.
We regularly collaborate with top architecture firms on urban public spaces, institutional campuses, private residences, commercial developments, and recreational destinations. We complement a solid foundation in design with innovative horticulture and particular attention to seasonality. Our team is comprised of 75+ professionals with expertise in landscape architecture, construction administration, construction management, horticulture, sustainability, and LEED requirements.
Our work is recognized frequently through press coverage, award recognition, requests for our designers to share their knowledge, and—most importantly—by the people who use and are inspired by the spaces we have created.
How to Apply
We’re excited about your interest in our Summer Internship Program! Please complete our standard application form and submit your resume and portfolio to be considered.
Interns are paid $20 per hour, with no benefits or paid time off. You will be responsible for finding and securing your own lodging. Hoerr Schaudt will provide a commuter stipend to/from the office or a parking pass.
Internship Program: June 12, 2023 - August 11, 2023
Selection Process: Candidate reviews start after the application deadline of February 17, 2023. It takes 4-5 weeks to process the applications and review each portfolio. Those selected to continue the process will receive an email to schedule a phone interview with HR. A second interview will allow you to meet with some Hoerr Schaudt team members. The entire selection process can take up to ten weeks. All applicants will hear back from Hoerr Schaudt after that processing time.