Seattle: 6 Month Architecture Internship

The Miller Hull Partnership LLP
November 1, 2023
Seattle, WA
Job Type


The Miller Hull Partnership founded in 1977, is a West Coast-based architecture and planning firm with offices in Seattle and San Diego. Emphasizing performance-based design, capabilities include full-service architectural, interior design, as well as master and space planning for both public and private buildings. The firm's design work spans a wide range of project types such as K-12 schools/higher education, community and interpretive centers, museums, public buildings, libraries, mixed-use buildings, laboratories, corporate offices, in-fill condominiums, and small residences as well as international border crossings and embassies. The Miller Hull Partnership is the recipient of the National Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects as well as over 340 design awards and is published in numerous national and international design journals.

People form the foundation of our firm, and we are currently looking for talented, dedicated interns to add to our team. Interns can expect to work on multiple projects in a variety of roles ranging from research and conceptual design, to design development and construction documents. The internship is an in-person, hourly, non-exempt paid position with flexibility for remote-work.

The internship program at Miller Hull is based on the premise that education and growth happens at every level of the firm. Interns can expect to be involved with multiple projects at various stages of development, working on a range of tasks from research and experimentation to the production of construction documents. Our studios are characterized by highly collaborative teams aimed at developing the best solution for a given problem. Our work strives for clarity, performance and beauty with roots in its context. We value not only the dexterity and skills that students or recent graduates bring to the office but also their unique perspective on problem solving and design. Interns, like all our staff, are key contributors to progressing our work and advancing design.

Interns can easily gain access to the technical side of design but are more often involved in generating and communicating ideas related to a project or piece of a project. Their work typically contributes to the earlier phases of our work, but smaller scale studies may expose them to work happening during design development or even assembly of construction drawings. Interns frequently work with multiple teams simultaneously so strong time-management and collaboration skills are a must.

Please apply by midnight on Sunday November 19th to be considered for the position.

Applications will be reviewed the week of November 20th, and interviews will begin the week of December 4th.

During the application process, you will be asked to attach and copy/paste a cover letter and resume. Please limit your document size to 4mb. We also ask that you upload a work sample in pdf format, no larger than 4mb, or provide a link to an online portfolio that clearly addresses your experience with the criteria listed.

All responses received will be held in the strictest confidence. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for further information. No expenses related to submittal, interview or relocation will be reimbursed by Miller Hull.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(This partial list of tasks is required for this position and may be subject to change at any time)

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • A demonstrated disposition as a team player with a collaborative nature and willingness for mentorship
  • Superior communication and presentation skills
  • Degree in Architecture from an accredited university architecture program, or pursuing;
  • Proficiency with Revit, Rhino, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent physical modeling skills: iterative working methods and process models

The following demonstrated skills are highly preferable:

  • Experience or additional degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Preservation, or related field
  • Examples of excellent making or construction experience
  • Experience in positions of leadership or public speaking
  • Examples of work demonstrating an interest in sustainable design
  • Proficiency with digital design, prototyping, and fabrication
  • At least one previous internship in an architectural firm
  • Experience in academics: teaching, teaching assistant, researcher, etc.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as the working environment is open and has no doors or cubicles.

We believe that architecture designed by teams of diverse talent results in inclusive design.

  • The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
  • The firm values diversity and recognizes that people with different backgrounds, cultures, skills, and experiences bring new ideas and perceptions that benefit all. We embrace differences and strive to listen to and meet the changing needs of the workforce and surrounding communities in which we do business.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics or activities, such as age; race, including hair texture or protected hairstyles; color; religion or creed; national origin, immigration status, citizenship or ancestry; sex, including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; sexual orientation; gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, or sexual stereotypes; medical condition or genetic information, including family medical history; disability (including sensory, physical or mental impairments, or use of trained guide dog or service animal); veteran or military status; marital status; political ideology or activities; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other characteristics or activities protected by law.
  • If you need accommodation to respond to this ad, please call or send a message to (206) 682-6837.

Salary & Benefits Information:

This position is compensated at an hourly rate of $22.30 - $23.00, dependent on graduated status.

  • Paid Sick Time
  • Fully paid top quality medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • Fully paid transit pass.
  • Weekly paid design panel time where the whole office gets together to discuss project work.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws:

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

Miller Hull Uses E-Verify to confirm employee's authorization to work in the U.S.:

Notice of E-Verify Participation

Right to Work


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