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SMMA Interior Designer Summer Intern 2024 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

SMMA is seeking an Interior Design Intern to join our team for the 2024 Summer interns. 

We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth. The candidate will be an integral part of active project teams, getting hands-on experience and interacting with interns from other disciplines. You will be encouraged to provide new ideas and share knowledge that will advance the firm’s mission and your professional career. 

Key Responsibilities may include:

  • Work with Intermediate and Senior Interior Designers throughout the building design process, including programming, presentation materials, schematic design, and renderings.

  • Provides design support to project team members which may include colored plans, presentation packages (including renderings), finish material boards and furniture packages.

  • Assists in the field surveying of client spaces and project job sites.

  • Assists with color/finish/material and furniture specifications research.

  • Apply basic elements and principles of design including form, scale, color, texture, pattern, light, balance, and proportion.

  • Responsible for organizing and updating the Interiors Materials Library.

  • Adheres to firm and project goals of excellence in design, execution, and sustainability.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrollment within an accredited Bachelor’s in Interior Design program

  • Understanding of interior design theory

  • Experience with Revit, Sketch Up, Enscape, Adobe Office Suite and Microsoft Suite

  • Portfolio of work displaying creative design intuition and thoughtful development of ideas

  • Strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills

  • Able to draw ideas quickly and offer critique in a group setting

  • Organizational and time management skills to be able to handle multiple project responsibilities

  • Related professional work experience is appreciated

  • Curious, eager to learn, and proactive

About the Firm

SMMA is one of New England’s most unique design firms due to our composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since our incorporation in 1955, we offer an integrated, multidisciplinary environment driven by collaboration between architects, engineers, technologists, researchers, and industry experts. We focus on building lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.

As an employee-owned firm, we believe that good ideas are welcome from anywhere. Our work straddles seven markets—K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Commercial, Life Science, Federal Government, and Advanced Technology—with the opportunity to work across a wide range of projects and specialisms. We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth.

SMMA was founded by MIT and Rensselaer alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, we remain dedicated to this flexible, integrated approach. We are guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence, sustainability, and social responsibility.

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