Hiring: Student Internships

REA is accepting resumes and portfolios from planning, urban design, and landscape architecture students for internships for our offices in Indianapolis, IN and Louisville, KY. We are open to candidates seeking three-month, or six-month to year-long internships.

2024 Summer / Fall Internships

We encourage you to develop your career and grow your skills with us through our internship program. We believe that all team members, no matter their experience level, can make long-lasting impacts for our clients and their projects, and our firm. Through this opportunity, you will help us cultivate a culture of life-long learning and mentorship in support of our mission.


As an intern, you will work closely with our team of landscape architects and planners on a wide variety of commercial, institutional, and municipal planning and design projects. You will have the opportunity to participate in all stages of project development including community engagement, ordinance development, master planning, conceptual design, construction documentation, and construction administration. You may produce documents, reports, graphics, and materials for community outreach. Other responsibilities will include assisting project teams with compiling data and conducting research; GIS mapping; preparation of conceptual site design plans, illustrations, and 3D visualizations; preparing quantity take-offs and cost estimates; assisting project managers with client meeting materials and presentation boards; and participating in meetings.

Capstone Project

Our internship experience includes a capstone project where all interns will develop research or help solve real-world design challenges on a specific topic. At the conclusion of the program, interns will share their project and findings with the entire studio.

Learn more about the capstone project from a past intern's experience here.

What we’re looking for

We value individuals that bring a positive attitude and collaborative spirit. We desire students with strong written and verbal skills, and exceptional graphic, analysis, and digital production skills. Proficiency in Adobe Suite, 3-D modeling (3-D Max and/or SketchUp), ArcGIS, or AutoCAD. Those students that will be entering the final year of their degree and desire a six to twelve month internship are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply‍

If you would like to be considered as a candidate for our internship, please send an email with a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications, a resume, and portfolio; all materials should be in PDF format and the total size of all files should not exceed 20MB. You may also provide a digital link to download your materials. REA is an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer) and encourages women and minorities to apply for this position.

Email materials to: careers@reasite.com. Please indicate 'student internship' in the subject line, and let us know your preferred availability and timeframe for interning. No phone calls, please.

Those students seeking Summer 2024 internships should apply by February 25, 2024. Fall 2024 semester application deadline will be announced soon.