Internships & Employment
Current Internship Opportunities –
We are now accepting inquires for Positions beginning in March 2021 in our Harvard Square office.
Please call (617) 299-9401 and ask to speak with the hiring manager regarding Internships to discuss your experience prior to sending work samples. If picking up the phone to make a call to someone you have not met is not comfortable for you, you will not be a good fit for our office.
Sorensen Partners welcomes Employment Inquiries for the following positions:
Architectural/Design Staff – 2 positions – (3-5 years cumulative full-time experience working in Architecture firms) – Architectural/Design Staff will work as drafter, designer, job captain, and project manager and will report to the Principal-in-Charge. Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, physical model-making, full engagement with IDP internship process leading to registration, and knowledge of construction detailing and code research required. These positions are Architect-track and aspire to a definition of Architect inclusive of both design and technical ability. They require entrepreneurial attitude, ability to self-manage, strong organizational skills, big-picture thinking, excellence and accuracy in verbal and written communications, and interest in advancement to leadership. Desire to work in a friendly office that shares knowledge between staff and ability to achieve deadlines within business hours without weekend and overtime work are required. Staff will be client-facing.
Senior Technical Architect – 1 position – (10-30 years cumulative full-time experience) – Senior Technical Architect will work directly with Principal-in-Charge to detail all aspects of exterior and interior construction for new construction and renovation projects. This staff member will manage detail library and will work closely with all members of the office to communicate and standardize technical details that are consistent with the firm’s design vocabulary. Senior Technical Architect will participate in certain interviews and client meetings. A great enjoyment of sharing knowledge with others in the firm and ability to achieve deadlines within business hours without weekend and overtime work are essential. This position is ideal for a talented individual who is seeking some flexibility (including part-time work) in their schedule while functioning as an essential part of a friendly and growing creative firm.
Philosophically, the firm is committed to the personal health of its members, and will not expect time commitments from its staff that are in excess of a reasonable M-F work week. Professional dress (when necessary for meetings) and some schedule flexibility required.
Instructions – Application for Architectural/Design Staff Positions:
To apply for Architectural/Design Staff Positions, please send cover letter, resume, work samples, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org ::: For references, please provide name and phone number of two individuals for whom you have worked in a technical and design capacity (former client, supervisor, or teacher). Work samples should include hand-drawn sketches, built physical models in materials including wood, renderings (photo-montage style), drafted labeled plans from concept phase and CD phase, and at least one example of graphic design layout ability at 8.5 x 11 inch and 11 x 17 inch. Within cover letter, please include a detailed description of your ability in Revit.
SP is a research-based architecture and master-planning firm that aspires to impact society in a broad and strategic way. Please answer the following questions in your cover letter: How and why does design matter in the continuum of scales from the detail – to the building – to the master-planned district – to the city – the region – the nation – and the world? Please describe the intellectual or analytical disciplinary lens (beyond architecture, design, and art) that you find most important to your understanding of human civilization and culture – i.e., economics, psychology, anthropology, science, etc.
Instructions – Application for Senior Technical Staff Position:
To apply for Senior Technical Staff Position, please send cover letter, resume, work samples, and two references to email@example.com ::: For references, please provide name and phone number of two individuals for whom you have worked in a technical capacity (former client, supervisor, or teacher). Work samples should include hand-drawn sketches, drafted labeled plans from concept phase and CD phase, and technical details. Within cover letter, please include a detailed description of your ability in Revit, AutoCAD, and hand-drafting. Applicants without Revit and AutoCAD experience will be considered only if other computer skills including scanning, noting PDFs, and using e-mail are present without need of assistance from other staff.