The School of Architecture and UVA has a number of services and programs available to assist students with Career Advising and Development. Its robust externship and internship programs allow students to experience the diverse professional options available to them upon graduation.


Betsy Roettger, Assistant Dean of Students + Career Development holds office hours for career advising on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:30am -12pm. Sign up on her office door, Campbell Hall 232.


Continue to check our A-school "JOB BLOG" for all current job and internship positions, fellowships, scholarships, and competitions.


UVA Career Center offers individual counseling appointments and open office hours.

For general career advising, resumes, cover letters, etc:
Make an appointment with the UVA Career Center: 434 924 8900

Career Counselors can help with job search strategies, resumes, cover letters, and mock interviews.

Learn more about their scope of services and office hours.


Join one or more of the 6 Career Communities: Business, Education, Engineering, Science, and Technology, Creative Arts, Media and Design, Government and Law, and Public Service for discipline-specific jobs and events. In the School of Architecture, we cross over many of these communities. 


if you interested in advertising a job or other student opportunity, please e-mail the Assistant Dean of Students + Career Development, Betsy Roettger (elr2w@virginia.edu).


The School of Architecture hosts Career Connect Days as an opportunity for students to meet and interview with potential employers for internships and to attend a networking lunch.

Applications are due to interview on Career Connect Day by MARCH 2

All students, whether or not they plan to interview, can register for the lunch.


Molly Shadel, Professor from the Law School, will give a talk on Public Speaking, Finding your Voice” to prepare for interview season.

Campbell Hall 153 / 12pm - 1pm

UVA Career Center Bus trip to DC IMPACTlink and Georgetown Expo 2018: FEBRUARY 16

DC IMPACTlink gives employers the opportunity to meet, interview and hire top candidates from the University of Virginia, Swarthmore College, Yale University, Duke University, and Brown University in one convenient location. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students attend to interview for both full-time and internship positions. This event is open to all organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The Georgetown Government and Nonprofit Career EXPO brings top employers to campus to recruit students and alumni for internships and full-time jobs in the government and nonprofit sectors. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about careers in government and nonprofit and to network with employers.  The Career EXPO is not open to the public. Only students or degreed alumni from Brown University, Duke University, NYU, UVA, University of Richmond, Georgetown University, the College of William & Mary, Yale University, and Swarthmore College are invited to attend.

Register on HANDSHAKE


10am - 3pm, Newcomb Hall

Register on HANDSHAKE


Participating students can ask to add the week before from January 2 -5, Tuesday - Friday.

For more information about the School of Architecture Winter Break Externship Program, view the section below. 


Look for more information about happy hours for externs hosted by the AYAC in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Richmond over in early January 2018.


Continue to check our A-school "JOB BLOG" all current job and internship positions, fellowships, scholarships, and competitions.

The UVA School of Architecture Extern Program is an annual program that allows current undergraduate and graduate students at any level and in any discipline — architectural history, architecture, landscape architecture, or urban and environmental planning — to explore a career interest in a realistic learning environment outside of the classroom.  Participating students spend at least one week with sponsoring firms and organizations across the country during Winter Break. Depending upon the individual’s level of experience, an extern’s duties can range from true job shadowing to building models, to helping prepare competition boards and renderings, to sitting in on city planning or client meetings or attending site visits.

Not only do externships provide an excellent opportunity to help students develop their skills and gain exposure to the field, they also provide important networking opportunities.  The benefits to the sponsoring firm or organization are also great-- extern sponsors appreciate the opportunity to observe the capabilities and interests of motivated School of Architecture students and can benefit from their skills, knowledge, and fresh ideas. Many alumni also utilize the extern experience as a mentoring opportunity, or as a way to give back to the school.

To find out how you can participate in the Externship Program, please contact Assistant Dean of Students + Career Development:

The A-School@work Summer Internship program organizes competitive internships in a diversity of disciplines reserved for UVA School of Architecture students.  If chosen, students submit a report on their experiences and participate in a panel discussion during  the fall semester.  

For the three firms that are coming to the upcoming Career Connect Day on March 16, please submit applications through HANDSHAKE by March 2.  

For all others, applications are due March 9th to Betsy Roettger, elr2w@virginia.edu.

Firms participating in this year's program include:

New York, NY

BIG is a Copenhagen and New York based group of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economical flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization. 

Website:  https://www.big.dk/

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Philadelphia, PA

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is noted for elegant and humane design, ranging from modest houses to large academic, civic, cultural, commercial and corporate buildings. We emphasize through research and analysis of each situation’s particular human, technical and economic circumstances. The result is exceptional architecture that resonates within its place.

Website:  https://bcj.com/

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS
Washington D.C.

We operate in a collegial studio environment, where each team member participates in all aspects of project design, development and execution. Open discussion of architectural ideas and client solutions is valued and encouraged. Our staff works on a variety of projects, ranging in size and complexity from residential renovations and adaptive use to large-scale, mixed-use developments.  Our team lives and works in the neighborhoods in which our projects are built. Partners and team members give back to the community through teaching and involvement in local professional, civic and volunteer organizations. This ethos of community involvement is encouraged at every level.

Website:  http://www.bonstra.com/

CHANEL Global Store Design Internship
New York, NY

The summer intern program will run 12 weeks, during which interns will be fully immersed into the operations of the New York based Global Store Design team. Interns will be exposed to a broad range of project phases, from concept design to construction administration to boutique operations. In addition to this work, interns will assist in conducting analysis of the existing Chanel boutique network and preparing summaries for presentation to members of the leadership team. Interns will also take part in regularly scheduled trips to local architectural landmarks, museums, and other cultural institutions in order to provide a well rounded view of New York City’s unique architectural landscape. Summer interns’ experience at Chanel is eligible for NCARB IDP credit.

Website:  http://www.chanel.com/en_US/

Clark Construction Group
Bethesda, MD

Clark Construction Group is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States. For over a century, we have been transforming  the ideas and visions of our clients into award-winning projects. We build with the intention of exceeding our clients’ expectations for safety, quality, functionality, and aesthetics, and deliver finished products that stand the test of time.

An internship at Clark Construction allows students to explore the fundamentals of construction management. The intern will find themselves on a project team performing tasks in field engineering, project management, and/or acquisitions. 

Website:  http://www.clarkconstruction.com/

FXCollaborative Architects LLP
New York, NY

FXCollaborative believes in the power of intelligence, intuition, and interconnection to design a better world.

Website:  http://www.fxcollaborative.com/

New York City

We design places, not projects.  We are a team of planners, architects, landscape architects and interior designers headquartered in New York and San Francisco with a network of domestic and international offices.  Our practice is Designing Complete EnvironmentsTM—exceptional buildings, communities and places—in special situations, where a unique historic or natural environment requires an especially thoughtful and innovative solution.

Website:  www.harthowerton.com/

JAUNT, UVA Transit Internship
Chalottesville, VA

Through a partnership with JAUNT, a local regional public transportation system, and the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, JAUNT offers paid fellowships that focus on the various aspects of public transportation. Through this opportunity, students will gain exposure to the operations and administration of public transportation. This fellowship offers students a chance to be exposed to how public transportation systems perform day-to-day operations, as well as how they plan for new services and prepare for future opportunities. 

Website:  www.ridejaunt.org

Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architecture and Urban Design
Boston, MA

Our firm’s work lies at the intersection of architecture, urban design, and infrastructure. Recognized for our inventiveness in dramatically complex commissions, we meet these challenges with uncommon design clarity, elegance, and refinement.  Widely recognized with over 90 national and regional awards, our work has been published worldwide and exhibited nationwide.  In 2007, the American Institute of Architects honored us with the Firm Award, the highest distinction the AIA bestows on an architecture practice

Website: www.lwa-architects.com

Charlottesville, VA

There are a number of project possibilities for an ARH intern at Monticello, depending on the student’s interest, training, and background.  Regardless of the project, we seek bright, self-directed interns capable of working independently, with impeccable research and writing skills.  For several of these projects, a background or familiarity with graphics programs like Photoshop or modeling experience will be necessary.

Website:  www.monticello.org

SPG Architects
New York, NY

SPG Architects is a mid-sized architectural firm based in New York City. Founded by Coty Sidnam and currently directed by Eric Gartner, SPG is an award-winning design practice that also provides a comprehensive range of architecture and design services. The firm has served our clients on a wide variety of regional, national, and international projects that include single- and multi-family residences, retail environments, corporate interiors, and institutional and hospitality buildings and spaces.

Website:  www.spgarchitects.com

UVA Office of the Architect Historic Preservation
Charlottesville, VA

The Office of the Architect for the University (OAU) has primary responsibilities for the development of guidelines for the restoration and maintenance of the Academical Village and all other historic facilities. This includes oversight of all historic structure reports, and participation in capital projects associated with the renovation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. We also have the responsibility to determine the nature of historic fabric, to conserve decorative arts and provide guidance in the programmatic activities in the Academical Village and other historic buildings and landscapes. 

VMDO Architects  
Chalottesville, VA

We are architects with an unwavering commitment to designing environments that shape the way people live, learn, work, and play, and at their best, uplift the human spirit. Our firm is dedicated to helping institutions and communities envision pivotal projects that translate into meaningful buildings of lasting value. In particular, we recognize the impact that thoughtful and imaginative design can have on education.

Website: www.vmdo.com