As an office full of architects, we’ve spent a great deal of time working up the ranks by way of architectural internships. Our experiences were productive, enjoyable, and full of invaluable lessons. Today’s post is a summary of those lessons collected into what could be used as a guide to securing and getting the most out of an architectural internship.*

1. The early bird gets the worm. It’s no coincidence that this post is launching in March. You need to get an early jump on your competitors. Different schools let out for summer break at different times, and the ones that let out early have a significant advantage over the programs that run longer into the summer months. Build in a bit of time to get those rejection responses out of the way, fine tune your approach, and stick the landing. And don’t forget to have that portfolio and résumé ready to go.

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