The Epicenter is proud to offer 1-3 summer internship(s) for architectural students that will engage with and expand Epicenter’s community development initiatives.
At a traditional internship, architectural students seek experience and a capitalization on the reputation of the firm
connecting them to the next job. Alternatively, the Epicenter provides an experience similar but specific: you will not
be a CAD monkey; you will earn much less that you are worth; you will live and breathe your work, ending each day
exhausted but invigorated. Our crew lives/works/plays within this small community.
As an Epicenter intern, you are one degree of separation from those actively engaged in community and economic
development, small business development, and affordable housing development. The Epicenter network is unique
to this place and to this way of operating. This is not to say that work within our nonprofit won’t be valued by
traditional firms, it very well may. However, if you are truly pursuing an alternative model of practice, the Epicenter
(founded by architectural graduates) stands as a distinctive example.
As a five-person office, you should expect to receive personal attention daily. Beyond learning first-hand how-does-
it-work knowledge as project staff on ongoing Epicenter initiatives, we will assist your career development directly
by connecting you by personal reference to our network. Additionally, you will play an integral function within the
Epicenter during your time here. Having a vocal and respected role in routine conversations regarding strategies,
funding, and staffing is inherent to any Epicenter crew member, regardless of their title.
If you want to see what it takes to instigate and create affordable housing and participate vigorously in community
development, the Epicenter is able to provide that intensive perspective.
Interested? Email Maria for a detailed an outline of what we may begin to expect of this position. More information on Epicenter and Green River: Epicenter’s website & Facebook, City of Green River, and Destination Green River.