Teaching is a core value at the firm. Each year, SWA sponsors a student internship program in our studios, examining a real-world issue in its host community to hone the skills of the next generation of practitioners.

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

Urban Resilience is a studio that focuses on envisioning a new urban future for Huangpu River Northwest Bund, Shanghai. Work with SWA designers, universities, allied consultants, and city agencies in imagining what is possible for this unique place.

SWA’s summer internship program offers a significant and enjoyable opportunity for students to refine their professional goals and gain valuable experience. We encourage full-time students (returning Fall 2021) of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design to apply. Selected applicants will participate in an eight-week design studio in our Shanghai office that focuses on Huangpu River Northwest Bund’s real-world challenges. The firm’s Summer Student Program includes stipend.

Summer Program Submission Info
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  • Introductory Video: 1 minute
    (In English, please upload video online and send us the link in your resume)
  • Letter of interest (In English)
  • Resume (In English)
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of 2)
  • Portfolio (maximum of 10 pages)

Submission Deadline: April 12, 2021
Date of Notification: May 10, 2021
Studio: July 5 – August 20, 2021


Applicants must be fluent in English and currently enrolled in the 2021 school year.