The Young Architect Summer Internship Live Online

The Young Architect Summer Internship Live Online

London • Ages 15-18

8th - 11th August 2020
Live Online

The Young Architect Summer Internship Live Online is now full. A 5-day Young Architect Internship is available in the October half term. You can register for that now by clicking here.

The Young Architect Summer Internship Live Online gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree summer Internship in architecture, from the comfort of their own homes. Over the course of 4 days, you will be working with top architects, urban designers and consultants ‘Live Online’ via our state-of-the-art interactive platform.

You will undertake the ultimate work experience to boost your university application: you will design and model two bespoke buildings following official RIBA processes, receiving guided feedback from architects throughout the process. You will also be coached in design thinking from idea generation to iterative design and spatial concept. You will also have the opportunity to network with our architects and ask them all your burning questions.

Join us for a truly unique experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university and job applications, and set you up for a future as a successful architect.

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Immersive Architectural Experiences:

  • Leading architects from an array of disciplines will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including
  • Designing two unique buildings in accordance with client briefs, following RIBA processes
  • Replicating architectural design processes for the whole journey of a design project, culminating in a final presentation to a group of experienced architects
  • Explore the latest cutting-edge architectural software, including 3-D designs, gaming software and Virtual Reality
  • Develop your presentation skills and receive feedback on your designs from top architects

Meet Senior Professionals From the World of Architecture:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with high-ranking architects, urban designers, commercial consultants, and more
  • Private virtual networking/panel sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Have your credentials reviewed by an expert in architecture university applications and receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to get into your dream architecture university and role
  • Coaching on how to excel in the university admissions and job application processes for architecture
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attendance demonstrates that you have gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, innovative design, advanced analysis and the real-life application of theoretical concepts.
    • You will be able to mention in university applications and interviews that you have undertaken key architectural work under the guidance of professionals
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your application

    Design Your Own Virtual Internship:

    • Choose to attend the Executive Internship (4-days) or Internship (3-days)
    • Students who attend the Executive Internship will have their credentials reviewed by people with experience of the university admissions process for architecture. You will receive a personalised development plan so you can maximise your chances of studying architecture at one of the best universities in the world

      Internship Format & Options:

      The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions delivered via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform. The internship is delivered LIVE by experienced professionals.

      Internship Fee:


      £350/student. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

      Executive Internship

      £495/student which also includes the Personalised Career Coaching day – an architecture university & career recruitment expert will review your credentials and give you a personalised development plan. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

      For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

        11.00am The World of an Architect - Breaking into the world of architecture
        - The architectural spectrum: residential, commercial and everything in between
        - Carving out a path for yourself in a competitive industry
        - Become the architect: understand your role and expectations for the Internship
        11.30am The Design Process - Walk through the design process with a leading architect, step-by-step:
        1. Mood Board
        2. Concept Design
        3. 3D Model
        4. Developed Design
        5. Presentation Board
        - Discover how to progress your ideas from the drawing board to reality
        - Witness how professional designs were created from scratch
        12.30pm The Future Architect - Explore the technological developments that are changing the landscape of architecture as we know it, including:
        - 3D software
        - Virtual Reality
        - Blockworks (as used by Google, Microsoft, The British Museum and more)
        1.00pm Lunch Break
        1.30pm Unlocking Your Creativity - Develop your understanding of agency through a series of quick exercises
        - Refine your creative problem-solving skills
        - Understand the importance of storytelling and creating a narrative in a project
        2.30pm Your First Design - You will be given a client brief to dissect
        - Create a design for their vision and map out each stage of the design process
        - Coaching and personalised feedback from experienced architects at each stage
        - Understand what exactly top architects look for
        3.45pm Career Coaching - From the classroom to the studio: expert advice on how to make it as an architect
        - Insight from those in the know on how to build a winning portfolio
        - Comprehensive coaching on how to get into a top university to study architecture
        4.30pm Close

        *exact programme subject to change without notice

        11.00am Your Design Project: The Brief - Your architectural project begins:
        - Over the next two days, you and your team will be commissioned by a client to create a winning design in line with their brief. You will be coached at every stage by top architects and given constructive feedback on your work:
        – Meet the experienced architects, ambitious architectural students and enthusiastic teammates who make up your design studio
        - Analyse the client brief; understand the geographical, sociocultural, and economic circumstances that surround the project
        11.30am Your Design Project: The Concept - The design process begins. Create your:
        1. Mood Board – draw inspiration from the everyday or the extraordinary
        2. Concept Design – align on the concept that will underpin your project
        3. 3D Model – visualise your design: build physical models and utilise cutting-edge 3-D software
        1.00pm Lunch Break
        1.30pm Your Design Project: Development - Formalise your designs. Progress to your:
        4. Developmental Design – expand upon your design; consider the finer details
        5. Presentation Board – convey your vision; inspire and persuade
        3.30pm Feedback Session - Showcase your initial designs
        - Receive invaluable feedback from architects
        - Brainstorm how to refine your designs ready for day 3
        4.30pm Close

        *exact programme subject to change without notice

        11.00am Your Design Project: Designing at Scale - Take your designs to the next level when you receive new information from your client
        - Incorporate your concept and project narrative into your scaled design
        - Learn to work at scale under the guidance of experienced professionals
        12.30pm Lunch Break
        1.30pm Your Design Project: Finalising - Bring all your hard work together and finalise your designs and presentation boards
        - Curate the narrative of your project
        - Perfect your elevator pitch skills to concisely describe your project
        2.45pm The Big Presentation - Present your final design
        - Have your work assessed according to architectural marking criteria
        - Receive detailed feedback on your work from top architects
        4.15pm Q&A and Reflection - Live panel Q&A with architects, consultants and designers from an array of disciplines
        - All your burning questions answered by those in the know
        - How to use your Internship projects to build your portfolio
        5.00pm Close

        *exact programme subject to change without notice

        Day 4 (Executive Internship Only)
        11.00am - 5.00pm Your Future as an Architect - Personal career coaching: have your portfolio reviewed by recruitment experts in architecture
        -Take part in a mock interview with an experienced architect and receive in-depth feedback
        - Receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
        - A day for professionals to help you to focus on your personal aspirations, and your future as a successful architect

        *exact programme subject to change without notice

        Venue & Dates

        Live Online:

        8th - 11th August 2020

        You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.


        The Internship is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

        You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

        There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked for our Summer Internships several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

        No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


        We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.


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