Internships: An Academic Requirement?
Katie Johnson and Nicole Miller
Architecture (College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities)
Internships are an important part of an architectural education, and how schools deal with internships is a topic of widespread debate. The goal of this project is to develop a clear understanding of architectural internships and their relationship with architecture schools. The project included an architecture student survey, which provided an overview of advantages, drawbacks, and issues associated with internships. The study also involved research of three case study architecture schools: Clemson University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Cincinnati. These schools demonstrated varying levels of internship requirements. Based on the findings, recommendations are provided to improve schools’ architecture career services.