Summer Internship Opportunity 2023

BRIC Architecture is seeking current students to join us as we partner with our clients and communities to design places that reflect, welcome, engage, and support many generations of learners.

We collaborate with you to identify and cultivate a range of experiences with our clients and industry partners that are responsive to your interests and goals. Our summer internship program is responsive to your interests and goals. Opportunities will include collaboration with project teams and clients, site visits, community engagement, project-based design and documentation, independent research, and mentorship. Summer internships will be hosted in our Portland office.

We seek students who can communicate utilizing graphics, artwork, and writing; who can articulate and reflect on compelling and formative stories; who demonstrate a passion and curiosity about a variety of ideas.

Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and representative samples of creative or analytical work. Material may be sent via PDF attachment but should not exceed 15MB in size. Link to a website showcasing a candidate’s work should be supplementary to the PDF attachment. When presenting collaborative work, please indicate your role(s) and contributions. Material should be emailed to: Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 24, 2023. We will review applications on an ongoing basis and anticipate holding interviews the first week of May. This is a full-time, paid summer internship of at least 10 weeks, beginning in June 2023 and extending through August 2023.

We understand that many students experience barriers to accessing internships. We will work with prospective applicants to reduce these barriers. Assistance will include travel or housing stipends to offset the cost of relocating to Portland. Additionally, we welcome the extension of our relationships past the extent of summer internships. This support may include part-time remote work and/or future in-person opportunities.

BRIC is a community-focused architecture firm that works alongside students, educators, and local stakeholders to engage in authentic, value-driven conversations. Building Relationships and Inspiring Communities are more than the words of our firm name, they are central to how we approach every project. Our work is inherently collaborative; we champion processes that encourage diverse voices – especially those of the historically underserved – to come to the table, share their thoughts, and co-create comprehensive design solutions. This approach to educational planning, design, and community engagement reflects our commitment to dismantling biases that pervade the architecture industry. We partner with our clients to examine long-standing assumptions, reimagine existing buildings, and plan for innovative new facilities that inspire a more humane and just world. Together, we’re designing safe, equitable, and sustainable environments that empower learners to change the world.

BRIC Architecture, Inc. is one of Oregon’s largest majority-woman owned architecture firms.

BRIC is proud to embrace a holistic approach to staff wellness. We ensure our team has the resources they need to strive professionally and personally. Our collection of benefits include - but are not limited to - the following:

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision Insurance
Life insurance, long term and short term disability insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Traditional and Roth 401(k) with Matching and Profit Sharing Contribution
Paid Parental Leave Policy
Licensing Support
Continuing Education Opportunities
Gym Membership or Similar Reimbursement Program
Bike and Shower Rooms

People here love the work they do, care deeply about each other and have the opportunity to contribute greatly to the world through their work.

How to Apply

Please refer to the description above for specific application instructions. Application material should be emailed to:

BRIC office in Portland, OR

Listening is one of the most important elements of our process – we can’t wait to hear from you!