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Jobs and Internships at Local Firms

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Eric Colbert + Associates Architects PC

Posted November 11, 2020
Eric Colbert + Associates Architects
717 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Junior Architect
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week
Begins December 1, 2020 (Start Date Flexible)

We want you to help us rejuvenate DC’s emerging neighborhoods. Eric Colbert + Associates (ECA) is an established architecture firm specializing in exciting multifamily residential architecture throughout Washington, DC and beyond. We are looking for architects/designers with 0-5 years experience. Candidates should have the ability to multi-task, be detail oriented, have good written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, and be able to work independently. Candidates with proficiency in Revit are strongly preferred. Working knowledge of SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, Bluebeam, Lumion, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office is a plus.

The candidate will work on project teams of 2 to 6 people, and will be able to observe and work on all phases of projects from schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. Our firm offers great benefits including a matching 401K, HSA plan, and Metro Smartbenefits.

Please send your resume and portfolio samples (no larger than 8 MB) to info@eca-pc.com with the subject line “Junior Architect Position”.

Bonstra | Haresign Architects

Posted November 9, 2020
Bonstra | Haresign Architects
1728 Fourteenth Street, NW
Third Floor
Washington, DC 20009

Intern Architect
Part-Time, 16-20 Hours per Week
Begins January 2021

The intern will participate meaningfully in design and project implementation at B|HA. The diversity and design quality of our award-winning projects ranges from urban multi-family residential, mixed-use residential and commercial, historic renovations, and adaptive use projects, all with a decidedly modern aesthetic. At B|HA, our architectural interns experience architecture with vigor, working with talented architects and like-minded clients to design projects throughout the Washington region. Our firm has grown from the communities where we live and actively seek to strengthen, and our office environment is collegial and focused. You will learn about the practice of architecture in all respects, have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to these projects, and broaden your professional capabilities.

Hand sketching and physical modeling experience preferred. Familiarity with Revit, AutoCADD, InDesign, Photoshop, and SketchUp required. Familiarity with Rhino, Lumion, and other rendering programs is a plus. Apply at employment@bonstra.com and cc: dharesign@bonstra.com.

US Green Building Council

Posted October 9, 2020
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
2101 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Green Building Specialist (On-Site or Remote)
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week with Some Evenings and Weekends

The specialist will provide guidance in response to customer inquiries regarding USGBC/GBCI’s programs, certifications, credentials, education, and other products. This position may also provide support to the Technical Customer Service management team, enabling the collaborative resolution of key issues. The candidate will communicate across boundaries with a spirit of mission-driven teamwork and professionalism, designing, implementing, and refining processes that will empower our customers – more than 10,000 each month – to implement their goals and USGBC’s mission.


  • 3-10 years of professional experience in a field related to sustainability education and/or green design
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
  • Current USGBC or GBCI credentials, or a commitment to earn one within the first year of employment
  • Empathetic problem-solving skills
  • A self-starter attitude, commitment to creating a more sustainable world, and desire to make big-picture visions actionable in the day-to-day

To apply, please contact Jaime Van Mourik at jvanmourik@usgbc.org.

Convene Architecture

Posted September 22, 2020
Convene Architecture
109 Harvard Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Project Architect (Contractor)
Part-Time, 15-25 Hours per Week

We are seeking a part-time, contracted project architect with more than five years of related experience to join our high-energy, growing custom residential firm. Residential architects wear many different hats, and we’re looking for someone who enjoys wearing all of them, with a particular focus on construction documents at this time. The project architect will also support the team with pre-design, schematic design, construction administration, and colleague engagement. The candidate must care deeply about design, enjoy helping people remake their homes, and possess the following requirements:

  • Competency in hand-drawing, sketching, and lettering
  • Extensive experience with AutoCAD and Sketchup
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of residential construction and local building codes
  • Ability to work independently on construction documents
  • Ability to coordinate with consultants and building department officials
  • Experience with the full project life cycle
  • Relevant degree in architecture, with professional licensure preferred

Most work will be conducted virtually, with potential for some safely-distanced onsite project work. This is a contract role; pay is hourly and commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a brief cover letter, samples of work, and resume to Morgan Jones at info@convenearchitecture.com with the subject line “Project Architect Position.”