Interested in testing out different career paths and employers within the sheet metal industry? An internship is a great way to make professional connections, gain skills and experience, and carve out your own career path.
Get started by connecting with your local chapter of the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), which can give you the contacts and resources you need to find an internship with a local SMACNA member company.
SMACNA has launched an architectural internship program in collaboration with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS).
The program provides architecture students with real-world experiences beyond their traditional education. AIAS will match its students to available internships with SMACNA architectural sheet metal contractors across the country, exposing interns to a variety of roles within the sector, offering hands-on training from a licensed professional and enhancing the relationship between designers, fabricators and construction workers.
Paid internships provide architecture students with education credit hours in accordance with the Architectural Experience Program (AXP™) of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Burcin Nalinci, a former architectural intern, is now working as a senior architectural designer.
To meet eligible credit requirements as part of the internship, students can expect to:
Applications are now open through AIAS for students interested in participation.