Delivering exceptional client experiences throughout the Southeast and beyond.
At Interior Elements, we seek to give our interns the full experience of working at a commercial furniture dealership. Interns have the opportunity to shadow not only our designers but also our Operations Managers as they conduct installations and site visits and our Market Development Representatives as they meet with clients and present furniture solutions. As an intern at IE, you will be assigned a mentor designer who spends time showing you exactly what they do. You will be given the opportunity to assist on active projects, learn about our furniture manufacturer partners and test out the software we use to draw and specify furniture. There are many designers based out of each of our offices and all will be able to give you hands on experience and guidance. Once you complete an internship at IE, you should have a clear understanding of how this facet of our industry works.
Interning at Interior Elements provided me the opportunity to learn and grow in my knowledge about the furniture side of the design industry. Having gone through the commercial design class at Auburn and working with IE on our junior year project, I had a slight grasp on what the dealership world was like, but it wasn’t until my internship that I gained full understanding. What I found the most interesting was how reliant A&D firms are on furniture dealerships for knowledge on product specification. One thing I have loved about the contract furniture industry is how it allows you to have an extended design community as you get to work with other designers at A&D firms on projects. During my internship I got to sit in on meetings, organize the material library, and help designers out with projects and presentations. The IE internship allowed me to gain understanding of the project process and gain many friendships that allowed me to have a great transition from being an intern to a full-time employee.
What makes working at IE different is that our designers are also project managers which gives them greater exposure to the entire design process.
We are hard workers – we all do what we need to do to get the job done. Typical work hours are 8-5, M-F, but when projects necessitate it, we all pitch in and stay late, travel as needed, and do what needs to be done! We believe in a true family environment, and we like to have fun. The folks that work at IE have grit and perseverance. We enjoy fostering relationships with one another and our clients. If you work hard and want your co-workers to be an extension of your family, you will be an ideal candidate.
(Dates can be adjusted based on your schedule)
For interns who do not reside in their selected internship location, a housing stipend of up to $2,000 will be provided for those who meet the out-of-city requirement.
Application deadline: Friday, February 3
Interviews to be held on a rolling basis until intern selected
Offers extended: March 1st