Create, collaborate, and innovate with a Sasaki internship.
Thinking about applying for an internship with Sasaki? Well, there are a few things we thought you might like to know about us:
We have 30 current full-time employees who started out as interns.
Our office is incredibly diverse—94 of us speak more than one language and 25 speak more than two.
Our work has won 650+ awards in design, planning, and marketing.
We support alternative transportation, with over 40 Sasakians biking to work regularly.
Our Fab Lab team creates prototypes and models onsite using state-of-the-art rapid prototyping equipment.
In the summer, we host movie nights on a giant inflatable movie screen and happy hours on our deck.
Designers' professional development is supported through a number of opportunities, including weekly lunch and learns.
We engage in pop-up guerrilla campaigns that make our communities better and stronger.
So yes, we think it's a pretty dynamic place to spend a summer. But, enough about us. We want to learn about you.
Are you an enthusiastic student with big ideas for the built environment? Are you looking for a chance to work with a diverse, interdisciplinary team of designers and tackle some of the world’s most interesting design and planning challenges? We want to hear from you. Apply now for Sasaki’s 2017 summer internship program!
We're seeking interns for:
Planning & Urban Design
10–12 week paid program from June 5 to August 31, 2017
Applications due January 27, 2017
Interviews the week of February 20, 2017
Notifications by March 13, 2017
Find out more about last year's internship research topic and culminating charrette:
on Instagram: sasakisummerinterns
on our blog: Interns Present Playscape Design, Interns Tour Boston Playscapes
in this report: 2016 Intern Charrette Report
An internship at Sasaki is exciting, rewarding, and a career catalyst for many. Below, current Sasaki staff members who started out as interns share their experiences:
My freshmen year in school I remember joking I would one day work at Sasaki. Today, as a landscape architect at the firm, I can say that if you want to challenge the skills you learn in school or previous experiences, a Sasaki internship is the place. As an intern, I was immediately immersed into project work as a contributing team member whose opinion was valued—some projects I worked on as an intern are now built. The internship is a great way to dig into a large scale multi-disciplinary design firm, and explore what it means to collaborate, put your skills to the test, and explore while in the design spotlight. I would recommend the experience to anyone looking to further their career in an insightful, fun, learning environment.
Benjamin Boisclair, Sasaki Staff
By far one of the strongest aspects of Sasaki's internship program is their appreciation for young talent. From the first moment that I started my internship, I was treated as a designer and felt that my own individual background and voice was immediately welcomed. Since staying on with Sasaki, the breadth of experience and amount of personal growth as a designer that I've been given has been tremendous.
Ming-Jen Hsueh, Sasaki Senior Associate
Harvard Graduate School of Design, '09
The summer internship at Sasaki was an excellent way to immerse myself in the daily workings of a thriving interdisciplinary design firm. I was looking to challenge and test the design skills I was learning in school, as well as to gain a sense of how a large, multifaceted firm gets projects built, and the internship provided opportunity for me to achieve both. The charrette and project-related work were planned thoughtfully and thoroughly by Sasaki, ensuring that the overall experience provided a well-balanced, stimulating opportunity for design exploration. The collaborative relationships I developed with my fellow interns and with the professionals at Sasaki were key to my early career development, and I would highly recommend the program.
Susannah Ross, Sasaki Senior Associate
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, '03
Sasaki was my first exposure to interdisciplinary site design work. [During] the second week of the internship, I worked closely with two teams of interns who came from architectural or landscape architectural backgrounds. In many ways, this assignment mimicked the actual design process that occurs at Sasaki every day. Throughout the internship, I attended internal design meetings, made site construction visits, and attended meetings with the client. I worked on both local and international projects ranging from resorts to college athletic fields. This exposure to site civil engineering increased my confidence as an engineer. It was the most complete and educational of the four internships I attended before graduating and was an integral experience to furthering my professional career.
Zach Chrisco, PE, Sasaki Principal
Tufts University, '04