Employer Guidelines
Employer Guidelines

The Interior Design internship is a learning program designed to reinforce the students' education through actual job experience and to allow the student to learn practical aspects of the interior design profession.

In order to make the interior design internship as meaningful as possible for the student, the following types of work experiences are suggested, where applicable, in your business/professional environment. The student will expect to observe or be supervised in these activities.

Suggested Activities: 

Filing samples/catalogs
Updating price information
Writing letters
Preparing purchase orders
Developing workroom communications
Promoting craftsmen/workmen communications
Contacting wholesale sources and representatives
Participating in client conferences
Measuring on-site
Scheduling projects
Drafting or CAD
Space planning/furniture arranging
Developing color schemes
Locating product/service resources
Selecting materials and furnishings
Preparing sample/presentation boards
Estimating window treatments
Overseeing installations
Organizing client presentations

In addition, the student will be required to create learning objectives for the internship. Learning objectives are specific statements that say, "This is what I'm going to be able to do by the end of the internship to show that I am achieving my internship goals." This should be measurable.

Your cooperation in making this internship a worthwhile experience for the CMU interior design student is greatly appreciated and will be of lasting value.

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