Create, collaborate, and innovate with a Sasaki internship.Sasaki Associates is now accepting applications for the 2016 summer internship class!
Are you an enterprising design student with big ideas for the built environment? Are you looking for a chance to stretch your wings with a diverse, interdisciplinary team of some of the industry's best and brightest?
The Sasaki Summer internship is a paid, 10-week program for all design disciplines. You'll get hands on experience, develop valuable relationships, and gain a deep understanding of how a leading firm operates and innovates.
Thank you for your interest! Any updates and additional details will be posted to this site. No phone calls please.
Life at Sasaki
An internship with Sasaki offers an invaluable opportunity for professional growth as well as a fun and memorable summer experience. When you work at Sasaki, you sign up to work alongside a diverse group of design professionals who bring their whole selves to work. We are proud of the culture we continuously cultivate here, which supports and celebrates people being people. Check out the links below to learn about some of the ways we bring inspiration, fun, and balance to the work we do over the summer and throughout the year:
Twice-weekly Lunchtime Yoga
The Corporate Challenge 5K Road Race
Sasaki Gallery Exhibits
Onsite Vegetable Garden with Green City Growers
And more, including: design dialogues, an office-wide lunchtime bocce league, pickup basketball games, and trips to the new restaurant in town, which features a Sasaki-designed outdoor beer garden.
To learn more about our culture, the major projects we are working on, and the industry thought leadership and research we regularly produce, head to our blog!
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.
Leah Macaulay, IIDA, Sasaki Staff
University of Nebraska, '11
My internship experience at Sasaki was extremely fun and rewarding. It took some time to explore around the historical mill building, but the workspace is great with amazing river views and studio loft-like environment. The team work sessions were an opportunity to work across disciplines, learning from each other's profession. And the staff gave great feedback. For people who are looking for the chance get hands on experience with real projects, the Sasaki internship program offers just that.
Ming-Jen Hsueh, Sasaki 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