Job Description: Landscape Intern

Whitham Planning & Design LLC, located in Ithaca, NY, takes on 2-3 interns each summer.


Job Description: Landscape Planning & Design Internship 2018

Whitham Planning & Design LLC, located in Ithaca, NY, is seeking a full-time Landscape Architecture Intern with an interest in engaging in design and planning with our small, fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative firm. Our responsibilities include planning, site design, and coordination of projects at a range of scales, the majority of which are based in upstate New York.  Experience in landscape design, project research, and project coordination for small, mid-size, and large development projects is preferred. The ideal candidate will have at minimum 2-3 years’ educational experience, and will have worked in some capacity in a landscape architecture firm.

Responsibilities Include:

-       Design, management, and production of drawings for projects of different scales and different stages in the design process;

-       Compilation of targeted project research and analysis into text documents and/or design solutions;

-       Preparation of verbal, visual, and oral presentations for clients, municipal staff and boards, community members, etc.;

-       Coordination between clients, consultant teams, and manufacturers;

-       Preparation of cost estimates for upcoming projects

-       Preparation of building permit, zoning, Site Plan Review, SEQR, etc. documentation and applications

Required Qualifications:

-       A professional Landscape Architecture degree, complete or in progress

-       Demonstrated ability in Site Planning and Design, Design Detail

-       Strong design and writing skills

-       Clear communication, organization, and presentation skills

-       Effective time management ability with attention to detail

Desired Qualifications:

-       Other degrees in allied design disciplines, such as in planning or architecture

-       Experience with municipal review processes, including Site Plan, SEQR/A, and Zoning Review

-       Project experience

Required Software Fluency:

-       AutoCAD to create site, layout, landscape, and detail plan sheets;

-       Microsoft Word to write professional memos and other documents;

-       Microsoft Excel to create budget spreadsheets, plant lists, etc.;

-       Adobe InDesign to create presentations, submission packages, documents, etc.;

-       Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator to create diagrams, sections, renderings, etc.

Desired Software Fluency:

-       Google SketchUp to create site models, renderings, animations, etc.

-       Working knowledge of online applications

The position will require approximately 40 hours per week, with the potential for evening meetings.  

Candidates are required to submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio (no more than 10 MB), and writing sample. Please send inquiries and application materials to Kathryn Chesebrough at Review of applications will begin immediately. We look forward to reviewing your work.