Design Elevate Internship Program

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Interior Design Internship Program Outline


The following topics will be covered during the 1-week internship program for rising interior design juniors.

  • Alfred William & Company Overview
  • History of MillerKnoll
  • Contract Furniture Foundations 101
  • Introduction to Sales, Marketing, and Project Management
  • Installation Day Shadowing
  • Introduction to CAD/CET Designer and CAP
  • MillerKnoll and other Manufacturer Partner Showroom Tour Opportunities


The following topics will be covered during the 6-week internship program for rising interior design seniors.

  • Visual and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Presentation/Speaking Development/First Impression Skills
  • Introduction to Commerical Design Manufacturer Resources
  • Meet and Greet with Commerical Design Manufacturer Reps
  • Collaborating with A&D Community and Project Management Firms
  • Introduction to AWC Workplace Design Strategies and Resources
  • CET Designer and CAP Basics
  • Visualization and Renderings
  • Project Process
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Field Verifications
  • Specification Checks and Order Process
  • Project Meetings
  • Installation Packets
  • Punch Walk Through
  • Site Visits (Before/During/After Project Completion)
  • Specials/COM/COL Process
  • Digital Library Tools and Showroom Materials Library
  • AWC Construction Services / DIRTT

Intern Candidate Requirements

  • Enrolled in an accredited interior design program
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, and 3D modeling software or equivalent
  • Shows initiative & self-motivation
  • Exhibits strong design and creative capabilities with a passion for providing solutions, applying the design process
  • Willing to work with various departments within Alfred Williams & Company's organizational structure
  • Demonstrates organizational skills as well as verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and interest to work within a fast-paced team environment and exhibits strong interpersonal skills
  • Rising senior candidates must be willing to commit a minimum of 6 -7 weeks based on required credit hours over the summer (flexibility on the exact 6-7 weeks during May-August)

Learning Objectives

  • History of commercial design & evolution of workplace design
  • The mission and values of Alfred Williams & Company
  • Basics of commercial furniture specification
  • Interior design best-practices, space planning & creative solution development
  • Basic skills using CET Designer to develop space and renderings
  • Collaboration with A+D

Support Objectives

  • Creative Solution Development
  • Product Specification
  • Acquiring of Samples/Finishes
  • Rough Budgeting
  • Test-fits/Space plans
  • Pre-proposal Meetings
  • Presentation Development
  • Renderings and Other Visuals
Modern office cafe space with grey banquette and wood tables.
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Deadline to apply for Summer Internship Program: March 31st, 2024

Click here to download the Internship Application Form 2024


To apply for the Interior Design Internship Program, please submit form and attach completed internship application.
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