design intern

Location: Bok, 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Requirement: Full-time enrollment in a Bachelor or Masters Degree program
Paid: Yes

Job Type: Part-Time Internship
Academic Credit: Yes


Bok is an iconic 340,000 sq. ft. building in South Philadelphia which has been lovingly transformed over the past 6 years into a creative facility for artisans, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits. Today, the building is home to over 220 unique businesses and growing, featuring a diverse program of events including craft fairs, design conferences, social events, and community programming.  The Design Intern role provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious and talented individual to contribute to this exciting project. 

To learn more about Bok, please visit


Scout is looking for a part-time Spring Design Intern with an appreciation for creative reuse, contextual development and historic preservation, and background in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture or a similar profession. This role will support the team in confirming existing conditions on site, measuring tenant spaces, and proposing and developing design additions with internal and external design collaborators. Although the majority of the focus will be within Bok, the Spring Design Intern will also be involved in other Scout projects including the PHS Flower Show.


We’re looking for critical thinkers, designers with purpose, and people who have an array of skill sets who can enthusiastically bring a new perspective to our dedicated team.


  • Creating and updating measured drawings and floorplans

  • Creating test fits to help communicate spatial and programmatic layouts

  • Contributing to conceptual design work

  • Assisting in public engagement sessions by creating approachable, easily digestible visuals

  • Producing take-offs and simple estimating from measured drawings

  • Producing architectural renderings for marketing and leasing

  • General design-related administrative duties



  • Full-time enrollment in a Bachelor or Masters Degree program at an accredited college or university.

  • Educational background should be in one of the following fields: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or Historic Preservation

  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following tools: Rhino, Morpholio Trace, Vectorworks. At minimum, you will need to have an intermediate-level knowledge of AutoCAD, Sketchup, or Vectorworks.

  • Proficient in the core Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

  • Keen attention to detail is a must!

  • Fully vaccinated


Please submit your cover letter and resume to with “Design Intern” in your subject line. Please note that incomplete submissions or submissions not sent to the email listed will not be considered.


Scout is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.