Connection to education is central to the Studio's legacy and remains a substantial feature of our work.

As a steward of the city’s rich legacy of urban design and planning, the Studio strives to increase public awareness of urban design issues and their impact upon our quality of life. The internship program connects the Studio’s focus on education to young professionals, students and universities with the goal of infusing urban thinkers into Chattanooga, while equally inspiring and expanding the design process of the Studio staff.

Interns assist Studio staff with design and planning projects located within Chattanooga’s dynamic downtown. We value a variety of skills, with an emphasis on design process, critical thinking, research, drafting and rendering. Interns should have knowledge or interest in one or more of the following: Chattanooga; urban design/policy; the public realm; and community development. The Studio works closely with many external partners providing high-level coordination of urban design efforts to help frame a vision that promotes optimal value for the community. Interns fold into the daily work of the Studio while also working independently under the direction of the studio's professional staff on defined projects.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply below and direct any inquiries to

Open Positions

 We offer paid internship positions three times a year, roughly aligning with the academic calendar.
Please refer to the link below for current opportunities.

Fall Program | Deadline extended! Due August 4, 2019

Spring Program | Application announcement November 2019

Summer Program | Application announcement Spring 2020

Past Interns

2019: Susan Santos, Molly Kelley
2018: Tru Taylor, Emanuel Huber-Feely, Sarah Gibson, Yvette De Soto Gallegos, Neeraja Natarajan,
Yiren Zhu, Emily Ricks, Alex Drouillard
2017: Cole Abler, Callie Hoeve, Briana Keith, Layla Rapp, Clayton Welch, Yanlin Wu, Tru Taylor
2016: Katie Hines, Kim Jones, Briana Keith, Clayton Welch, Xiao Zhang