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Interior Design Summer Internships

Students in the Interior Design program at the University of New Haven have the opportunity to meet the Experiential Education graduation requirement through enrollment in ID598 Internship for Interior Design and Allied Fields.

Integrating the National Society for Experiential Education’s Eight Principles of Good Practice for All Experiential Learning Activities, the internship process provides students with a goal oriented focus in the selection of their site placement. Education, Career and Personal values, financial needs, and skill levels are explored in detail providing the student, the mentor and the firm with a well matched experience.  

Students have recently been placed in the following firms:

Interior Design Firms
Arlene Angard Designs Ann Henderson Interiors
ATL Environments, LLC Interior Indulgences
Linda Blair Interiors Moda Cucina
Kellie Burke Interiors Now Interior Design Studios
CAMA, Inc. RMD Interiors, LLC
CHIC Redesign Shelter Interiors, LLC
Catherine Cleare Interiors, LLC Kate Singer Home, LTD
Judy Cook Interiors, LLC Transitional Interiors
D2 Interieurs Twice As Nice Interiors    
Kim DePole Design Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors
FX Design, Inc.  
Architectural Firms
Alberto & Associates Perkins and Will Architects
Antinozzi Associates Sargenti Architects
J. Costantin Architects SOSH Architects                      
Friar Associates      Styer & Associates
ID3Architecture TDG Architects, Ltd.
JCJ Architecture       TranSystems, Inc.                  
The Lawrence Group TRO Jung Brannen
Newman Associates  
Interior Products Firms
Atelier Ten Manhattan Center for Kitchen and Bath
Embelle Interiors Red Thread, Inc.
Kitchens by Deane W.B. Mason
Kitchens by Gedney  
Other Sites
Huntington Constructors UNH Facilities Department
Studio 95 Photographix UNH Theater Group

On site, students maintain a weekly reflective e-journal with their instructor where questions and comments about the experience can be explored from an academic perspective. Evaluations from the student including reflective summaries and the mentor at midterm and at the end of the experience provide valuable feedback on multiple levels such as design and technical skill advancement, communication and interpersonal skills, and organizational and business skills. The internship experience comes full circle back to the classroom setting where interns share their experiences through directed digital presentations. These presentations provide the inspiration and documentation for other students as they prepare to meet their interior design goals.
 

The National Society for Experiential Education - Standards of Practice

Eight Principles of Good Practice for All Experiential Learning Activities:

  1. Intention
  2. Preparedness and Planning
  3. Authenticity
  4. Reflection
  5. Orientation and Training
  6. Monitoring and Continuous Improvement
  7. Assessment and Evaluation
  8. Acknowledgement