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Design Assistant (Intern)

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

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45 Main Street, 9th Floor
11201 Brooklyn, NY
United States
New York

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BIG is a group of 700+ architects, engineers, urbanists, inventors, researchers and business minds from all over the world who are based in our Copenhagen, New York, London and Barcelona offices. Our built work ranges from the most diverse urban playground and Michelin-star dining - to affordable housing and a school among the verdant fjords of the Faroe Islands. Our vision spans traveling at supersonic speed with Hyperloop One to living in floating cities and eventually Mars! While we are led by a group of expert partners, directors, and associates - a flat hierarchy and collaborative spirit are essential to our BIG ecosystem. We are infectiously ambitious and unified by the shared mission to craft the world we want to live in and to give form to our future one project at a time..

We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a cool workplace where we want to be and we continuously work at becoming better and better at what we do.

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Design Assistant (Intern)

BIG is looking for talented architecture students who are eager to learn and develop their skills as Design Assistants (Interns) in our NYC office in early 2023.


  • Must be an architecture student with at least 2 years of school experience
  • Skilled in AutoCAD, Rhino, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and physical modelmaking
  • A flexible attitude towards new ways of working
  • Ability to take initiative in response to direction or instructions
  • Great interpersonal communication skills
  • Available for at least 6 months
  • Candidates with a graduate degree are ineligible; candidates with a B.Arch who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program are also ineligible

Compensation for Design Assistants is $15 per hour, plus overtime. Design Assistants are also eligible for BIG's competitive benefits package.

At BIG, we value and encourage the following qualities:

  • Be proactive – take initiative, do research, and don’t be afraid to try new things; prevent issues rather than fixing them
  • Be reliable – be someone leadership can trust to deliver on any task
  • Be accountable – from the big picture to the day to day, from production and team morale to liaising with Ops, own the decisions you make
  • Be consistent – prove you can do it, and then do it again and again
  • Be tenacious – be committed, show up, contribute with passion, do your best, get stuff done, and don’t give up
  • Be independent – don’t be afraid to ask questions, but be able to take a task or project and run with it
  • Be clever – be smart, know your stuff, think critically, keep the big picture in mind, figure things out and look up new knowledge, stay updated and be curious
  • Be nice – be a team player and a good colleague, be honest, respect your peers, don’t take yourself too seriously, and have fun!
  • Be generous – share your knowledge and skills with other BIGsters, and mentor others when you can

Diversity has been part of our DNA since BIG’s foundation. A multitude of cultures and backgrounds creates a new point of reference which leads to amazing insights. At BIG, we celebrate and support diversity because it makes our team, work and the built environment better. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and take affirmative action to employ equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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Greater Copenhagen
Architecture, Art & Design
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BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Bjarke Ingels Group, often referred to as BIG, is a Copenhagen and New York based group of architects, designers and builders operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development.

Kløverbladsgade 56
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