University of Virginia: School of Architecture

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If interested in advertising a job or other student opportunity, please e-mail sarc-communications@virginia.edu.

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Extern Program

The UVa School of Architecture Extern Program is an annual program that allows current undergraduate and graduate students at any level and in any discipline—architectural history, architecture, landscape architecture, or urban and environmental planning—to explore a career interest in a realistic learning environment outside of the classroom.

Participating students spend one week with sponsoring firms and organizations across the country during Winter Break. Depending upon the individual’s level of experience, an extern’s duties can range from true job shadowing to building a basswood model, to helping prepare competition boards and renderings, to sitting in on city planning or client meetings, or attending site visits. Any activity that can help provide exposure to the student’s field of interest is considered valuable extern experience.  

In light of the tough job market, many students are taking advantage of all available opportunities to increase their marketability. Not only do externships provide an excellent opportunity to help students develop their skills and gain exposure to the field, they also provide important networking opportunities. Frequently, many extern sponsors have later hired the students for summer internships or full-time jobs.

The benefits to the sponsoring firm or organization are also great-- extern sponsors appreciate the opportunity to observe the capabilities and interests of motivated School of Architecture students and can benefit from their skills, knowledge, and fresh ideas. Many sponsors also utilize the extern experience as a mentoring opportunity, or as a way to give back to the school. 

To find out how you can participate in the Extern Program, please contact Kim Wong (kimwong@virginia.edu / 434.982.2761).