Laguna Beach Office – Intern – Landscape Designer

SWA Group is a leader in Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Urban Design with offices in Northern and Southern California, Texas, New York and Shanghai. Our work is recognized for its visionary aesthetics, exceptional functionality, keen understanding of design, and strong emphasis on environmental sustainability.

Our Laguna Beach Studio is considering a temporary winter internship position (40 hours per week) beginning in January 2018. The ideal Applicant should be graphically and technically proficient, possess strong interpersonal and time management skills, and have the ability to work independently but through the direction and guidance of a SWA Principal.

The internship position provides the opportunity to gain practical professional experience, while working with Licensed Landscape Architects and Designers, to develop their design skills.


Supports the project team through entry-level design and technical tasks.

Conducts research for the project team.

Performs calculations and basic analytical tasks related to land use, demographics and survey methods.

Organizes files, materials, and displays.

Works on multiple projects and collaborates with team members.


Minimum three years undergraduate in Landscape Architecture or Urban Design.

Experience with AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Sketch-Up and Lumion; Rhino, Revit and other advanced rendering platforms helpful.

SWA is a 100% employee-owned, design-first group practice. SWA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume and portfolio (no larger than 8MB) to:

Dawn Perkins

Email: – Reference “Laguna WINT” in email subject line.

No phone calls please.

Contact Person

Dawn Perkins