What does an Intern Architect do?

Architects plan, develop, and implement designs for buildings or structures. They compile feasibility reports, determine environmental impact, and create project proposals that include timelines and an estimated cost for projects. Architects meet with clients to assess their needs and requirements and present design projects from concept to development to completion. They develop and pitch project proposals and adjust designs and plans according to client needs and requests. They prepare drawings, blueprints, specifications, and construction documents, and conduct research, compiling reports on feasibility studies and environmental impacts.

Architects comply with safety standards and local planning regulations and determine and adhere to budget timelines. Architects manage project teams and collaborate with other construction professionals. Architects are also responsible for public safety while they oversee the project when a building is completed, architects remain involved as they evolve to help incorporate new surroundings and ideas. Architects need a degree in architecture or related fields, and previous experience as an architect is often preferred.

EducationGraduate Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Intern Architect Salaries

Average Base Pay

$110,054 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$70K
Median: $110K
$174K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Intern Architect Career Path

Learn how to become an Intern Architect, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Architect Intern
$110,054/yr
L2
Architect
$58,807/yr
L3
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Intern Architect Insights

Read what Intern Architect professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Harding Partners
Architect
Jan. 3, 2021

“+ Flexible work hours which was greatly advantageous for me when I was a working student.”

Poss Architecture + Planning and Interior DesignPoss Architecture + Planning and Interior Design
Architectural Job Captain
Jun. 18, 2020

“Bill Poss and the partners are the best and most kind people to work for.”

GenslerGensler
Job Captain
Jul. 20, 2019

“i worked there more than 15month and left after bonus day but they did not give me bonus.”

ltccltcc
Senior Architect
Jan. 2, 2020

“good experience in project execution and finishing as you get to work with top quality contractors and the system processes are well defined.”

bogevischs buero
Architect
Jun. 8, 2020

“Management really cares about achieving the best possible architecture and spatial quality for each project.”

Residential Design Solutions
Architect
Oct. 10, 2019

“If ours coffee is not the best...we have a really nice Bakery round the corner!”

NBL Architects
Senior Architect
Oct. 29, 2021

“Good for building experience working with government projects with a good balance of private projects.”

HKSHKS
Project Architect
Jan. 5, 2022

“Pay was low at first but I felt more than fairly compensated after my first promotion.”

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Intern Architect jobs

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an architect intern

When working as an architect intern, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are AutoCAD, Revit, CAD Drafting, Motivated and 3D Modeling.

The most similar professions to architect intern are:
  • Architectural Designer
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Art Manager
  • Graphic Designer

The most common qualifications to become an architect intern is a minimum of a Doctorate Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.