Daily Archives: March 16, 2019

Design Internship

VCA is also accepting applications for internships of aspiring architects who are skilled enough to produce timely projects through knowledge in construction documents phase.

All internships are competitive with NYC internship rates.


  • Self-motivated, ambitious, and a creative thinker.
  • Professional representative of the firm.
  • At least 2 years experience in accredited college or university in the field of architecture
  • 1-3 years of utilizing AutoCAD 2000, 2010, 2012 & 2015

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2019 Internship / Co-Op ● New York, NY

Upperclassman Internship For Architecture and Civil Engineering Majors

The WJE New York office located in Midtown Manhattan is seeking candidates who are current students for a Summer-Fall 2019 Co-Op / Internship.  Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) is the nation’s premier team of expert architects, structural engineers, and materials scientists solving the problems of contemporary and historic structures. We will provide top-notch students the opportunity to apply classroom learning to real-world challenges, while working with recognized experts in forensic architecture and engineering. Our Co-Op / Internship program assists in identifying high-potential, technically-adept professionals for regular, full-time employment upon graduation.

WJE provides unique opportunities for architecture students to learn about architectural and construction detailing at active project sites throughout New York City. Candidates will assist architects and engineers in the evaluation of field conditions at various types of construction environments. Historic preservation, curtain wall detailing, waterproofing detailing, project management, the interaction of structural and architectural design, and technical inspection topics are some of the many subject matters explored on a daily basis by the New York Offices’ 27 technical staff members.


  • Qualified candidates will have completed at least two years of bachelor’s study in schools of architecture or engineering (civil and structural), building engineering (science), and building construction and technology.
  • Stand-out candidates are also seeking minors, certificates, or research in interdisciplinary programs that integrate education in fields related to building performance, such as involvement with the Building Engineering Group, construction management, sustainability, and mechanical systems.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA.
  • Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in supporting and working with a professional staff that focuses on evaluating and designing repairs for problems that occur in the built world.
  • Candidates should be available to work a minimum of 40 hours a week.
  • Additionally, qualified candidates will demonstrate strong leadership skills, integrity, excellent oral and written communication skills, drafting proficiency, curiosity, and enthusiasm.
  • Relevant work experience desirable but not required.

Advantages to Participants:

  • Application of classroom training in the real world.
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from talented professionals, the best in the business.
  • Gain a competitive edge towards regular, full-time employment upon graduation.
  • Challenging and stimulating work assignments.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Overtime pay at time-and-one-half for hours worked beyond the normal 40-hour week.

Key Competencies:

  • Energy and Enthusiasm – Consistently maintains high levels of activity and productivity
  • Attention to Detail – Careful and quality oriented
  • Communication – Clearly conveys information, excellent writing skills
  • Assumes Responsibility – Self-starter, willing to interact as a team player, and take independent initiative. Works proactively in solving problems and takes action beyond normal responsibilities
  • Interest in WJE work – Has traditional structural / architectural engineering training and skills combined with a passion for solving problems with the built environment, including both new and existing structures

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability. Individuals must have the dexterity to be able to operate office and field equipment such as computer, printer, copier, telephone, voice mail system, and other office and field equipment.  Requirements may also include:

  •   Ability to attend meetings at various office, field and construction sites
  •   Ability to perform inspections of buildings and other structures, both visually and with instruments
  •   Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 50 lbs.
  •   Ability to perform work in the temperature extremes presented by work in the outdoors
  •   Ability to read construction drawings, diagrams, printed materials and computer screens
  •   Ability to record data clearly and write passages for reports, letters, etc.
  •   Ability to travel
  •   Ability to safely work at heights
  •   Ability to safely use and/or operate ladders, scaffolds, lifts and other access equipment
  •   Ability to understand and appreciate safety training specific to numerous workplace and construction hazards
  •   Ability to safely work in a variety of occupationally hazardous locations
  •   Medically fit to utilize respiratory protection devices and other forms of Personal Protective Equipment
  •   Ability to drive and safely operate a motor vehicle


Skills (Preferred):

Problem Solving
Some Knowledge

Effective Communication

Some Knowledge


Technical Writing
Some Knowledge

Behaviors (Preferred):

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations (Preferred):

Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Experience (Preferred):

1 year: Relevant and other work experience

Apply Now!