A new batch of internships for Asian architecture students is available online for the first time, according to a new report.
Architectural internships offer a new perspective on the profession and offer a chance to meet with people who are not necessarily from your local area, the Associated Press reported.
The report, which was published on Friday, was based on the findings of a survey conducted by the Asian American Institute at Georgetown University.
The internship program is available to students with a bachelor’s degree in architecture or related fields from schools like The Chinese Institute of Art and Architecture or the Institute of American Indian Studies.
Students must have a bachelor of arts degree and at least two years of experience with a graduate degree.
The AP says that more than 6,000 students applied for the program.
According to the AP, the AP said that many of the candidates interviewed were not native English speakers.
“It’s a great way for the community to engage in dialogue and get to know the person who might be the next architect to become an architect,” said David Chang, president of the Asian-American Institute at the University of Southern California.
Chang said that although the internship program offers a great opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds, he and other Asian-Americans are worried that many students may feel intimidated and left out.
“They are feeling that this isn’t a job for them, and that it’s a job that’s not going to take them anywhere,” Chang said.
The program offers four different types of internship opportunities: an urban planning and design program; a studio internship; a landscape architecture program; and an architecture internship.
For a more detailed look at the internship, check out the AP’s full story.