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The Gensler Summer Fellowship is a research-focused intensive for students aimed at unlocking innovative solutions and addressing challenges as we seek to redefine the future of cities.

Program Overview

The Gensler Summer Fellowship offers unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. During your time as a Fellow in this summer’s program, you will work full-time and engage with your peers on real project work and research to aid in furthering the important issues and global work of the firm.

In today’s world, research and thought leadership become more important than ever as vehicles for new thinking, new approaches, and a path forward to a better future. Students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to move forward Gensler's research initiatives centered around our continued mission to redefine the future of cities around the world.

Fellows will have the opportunity to grow their network and community across the firm, learn from Subject Matter Experts across the globe, and work directly with Practice Area leaders on cutting-edge research projects.

As a selected Fellow in Gensler's Summer Fellowship program, you will join our creative student environment for a full-time, paid fellowship opportunity beginning in early June, and ending during the first week in August. You must be available for the entire duration of the program. Candidates will be notified of their selection in early April.

Who We're Looking For

We are looking for ambitious candidates with a design background and a passion for tackling tough problems using unconventional insights into people, processes, and the places where they intersect.

We seek students and recent graduates who inspire the people around them, who bring a fresh perspective to their work, and who can work collaboratively within individual teams and across geographic boundaries.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about research and the impact that data-driven design can have on the profession, our communities, and the environment.

We seek students studying in the following degree programs: architecture, interior design, environmental design, urban design, industrial design, real estate, design strategy, organizational development, policy, or similar fields.

Successful candidates may be one of the following: entering their final year of an undergraduate degree program; be enrolled in a graduate degree program in one of the fields noted above; or be a recent graduate from one of the degree programs above. An accredited degree program (NAAB, CIDA, where applicable) is preferred.

Application Requirements

Complete a 2-part online application which includes:
3-4 curated work samples (PDF 10 MB max in total). Work done with a single partner may be submitted, but it must include a description of the applicant’s specific contribution and a letter of support from the applicant’s collaborative partner.
Demonstrated research work.
A few short questions about your passion for research.

Deadline and Notification

Applications close March 15, 2024. Applicants will be notified of their status in early April.