Community Partners

Interior Design Internship

The Centre for Experiential Learning recognizes the value and contributions made by employers who host student Interns. Because of the important role employers play in the education of students, they have become our Community Partners. Supporting students in applying their learning to the field is invaluable to the professional development of young professionals. The University relies on the expertise and knowledge of professionals in the field to coach and mentor students during their Internship.

Benefits of Hiring a VIU Student

If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner, there are many benefits to hosting an Interior Design intern. Students are eager to apply their learning in the field and are open to mentorship and feedback from professionals. Students are motivated and well-trained in: AutoCAD, Revit, Vectorworks, technical drawings and construction documents, building codes and space planning. Interns can help meet summer hiring needs and can assist with short term projects. Hosting an intern is also an excellent way for an organization to support the development of a young professionals and recruit up-and-coming designers after graduation!

Posting a Position

If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner, The Centre of Experiential Learning and our students would love to hear from you. Please contact the work-integrated learning(WIL) faculty to discuss how you can host a student intern.

Employer Testimonials

"The VIU Interior Design Internship program is a great resource for our architectural design company. Our student is professional, skilled and talented and has long term prospects for becoming a member of our design team. It's important for our company to know what local talent is available as our business grows."

Margot Kemble, Principal
Architrave Architecture Design Build Ltd.