Public Design Intern

In 2010 the design studio created the Public Design Certificate to provide a program for interns to work on a range of community-based design projects and to get graduate level course credits for study and research in public interest design.  

The Public Design Certificate program combines work experience with research and study in community-based design practice.   The qualifications are a degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, or urban design.  The Public Design interns work on a range of community design projects for three-quarters of the time and receive graduate level course credit for research and study for one-quarter of the time.  Interns work under the direction of Gulf Coast Community Design Studio professional staff and have many opportunities to engage in the community and work with various partner organizations.  The intern period is at least one year and can be planned for up to two years.  The aim of the program is for emerging design professionals to develop practical and leadership skills along with an understanding of public interest design.    

Apply by March 15th, 2016

Interested applicants must apply online at by searching in the "Architecture, GCCDS" department. Please include a resume and letter of interest in the professional application.  

Any questions can be sent via email to or by phone at 228-436-4661