The SWA Summer Student Program is an excellent opportunity for university students to learn, grow, have real-life design experiences.

Internships, part-time work, study abroad, and company summer programs are great ways to refine your professional direction. Take as many opportunities as you can to explore the arenas available to you through landscape architecture. We believe that our program may be one of the most important and enjoyable experiences you have in your early professional development. We encourage full-time students (returning Fall 2018) of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design to apply.

About the program

2018 Summer Program
Urbanism, Infrastructure & Ecology at San Francisco’s Northern Waterfront
Aquatic Park sits at the confluence of geography and history, the connection of local and federal lands, and the coming together of commercial and civic uses—and it is challenged by aging infrastructure and the myriad demands of a dynamic city. SWA’s 2018 summer student program ventures into this complex territory to explore how design can create coherence and renew character for the future of this unique urban beach.

Summmer Program Info

Submission Requirements:

  • Introductory Video: 1 minute
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of 2)
  • Portfolio (maximum of 10 pages)

Submission Deadline: February 23, 2018
Date of Notification: March 14, 2018
San Francisco Studio: June 11 – July 6
Office Internship: July 9 – August 3

SWA 2018 Summer Program
301 Battery Street, 2nd Mezzanine
San Francisco, CA 94111


Subject of Email must be: SWA 2018 Summer Program Please send all materials to: If materials are over 5MB, send via wetransfer or other site for downloading (maximum of 20MB) Applicants must be currently enrolled in the 2018 school year.

2018 Summer Program Poster: Download (3.3 mb)