At SmithGroup we work every day to design a better future. Our internship program brings that promise to life by creating pathways and opportunities for students to become the future leaders of our industry. Our internships provide hands-on experience on real projects, through collaboration with our design teams and clients. We continue to invest in this program by providing an industry leading experience where interns can bring their curiosity, imagination, and potential to help design a better future for everyone.


Internships are awarded to students currently pursuing undergraduate majors in architecture, civil/structural engineering, electrical engineering, fire protection engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, mechanical engineering and urban design/planning. Applications must be submitted prior to their last or second-to-last year in their program. If you would like to learn more about the application process please contact stacie.thornton [at] (Stacie Thornton)

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Interested applicants will be able apply for the 2022-2023 academic year in the fall of 2021. 


JEDI Scholarship Winner SmithGroup Justice Equity Diversity, Inclusion


SmithGroup created the J.E.D.I Scholarship to help foster a more diverse and inclusive design industry by investing in the next generation of design talent.  The scholarship is available to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are currently studying architecture, interior design, engineering, landscape architecture, and urban planning.  Scholarship recipients are also awarded a paid summer internship at any one of SmithGroup’s office locations to help apply learning to real world application.

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Penn State Scholarship SmithGroup


SmithGroup has had a long history of supporting the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State. This program provides students with a strong foundation of architectural engineering principles that are immediately applicable to the work that we do. Penn State students currently enrolled in their 3rd or 4th year of the undergraduate Architectural Engineering program may apply for a $1000 scholarship and paid summer internship position.

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The Voice of Interns

The Voice of Interns: Creating Design Leaders of the Future

Every day at SmithGroup we work to design a better future. Our internship program brings that promise to life by creating pathways and opportunities for students to become the future leaders of our industry. Learn what our latest intern class had to say about their experience at SmithGroup. 

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The coolest and most interesting thing that I have experienced during my internship at SmithGroup has been a sense of community and togetherness. Eating lunch with principals in office made me feel like a part of the family and not only an intern.

Micah Floyd
Washington University in St. Louis, Master of Architecture

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2021 Scholarship Winners

SmithGroup Awards 2021 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships

SmithGroup, one of the nation’s leading integrated design firms, has named the recipients of the 2021 SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Scholarships. Now in its fourth year, this program was established to support and mentor students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture and engineering.

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Contact Us

Stacie Thornton
Principal, Director of Human Resources

(602) 824-5246
stacie.thornton [at]