Greening Geneva: Expense-paid Summer Internship

What are you doing this summer? How about greening the grounds of the U.S. Mission in Geneva, Switzerland…at their expense?

Apply now to be considered for two expense-paid weeks redesigning this symbolic landscape.

ASLA has partnered with the U.S. Mission in Geneva, Switzerland, on a very special internship opportunity. The Mission is looking to “green” its grounds to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable design and showcase American design expertise. To that end, the Mission has asked ASLA to help bring a group of U.S. landscape architecture students to Geneva for two weeks to research the site; conduct a design charrette; create a five-phase, iterative implementation plan; and oversee and participate, if possible, in first steps of design implementation.

All submissions must include:

  • A resume
  • A 400-word-maximum statement of interest explaining what you hope to get out of the internship and what you feel you can contribute, including computer and language skills as well as coursework and experience
  • Three 11 X 17 samples of your design work in any style you choose.

These should be aggregated into a single PDF file labeled with “YOURNAME.Geneva” and sent to ASLA Director of Public Relations and Communications Terry Poltrack  at In addition, each applicant must have a professor submit a letter of recommendation directly to with the subject line “Recommendation.YOUR NAME.”

All applications must be made digitally by COB April 30.  Only U.S. citizens can apply. ASLA organizers will then review and select up to eight students, plus four alternates.

Working internship days are August 2 through August 15, 2010. Interns selected must bring their own laptops. Students will be lodged in local homes, and a modest per diem will be paid. They will also have the opportunity to explore the city to help define context for their work.

Download Application

3 thoughts on “Greening Geneva: Expense-paid Summer Internship

  1. Rafi 03/26/2010 / 4:03 pm

    What are the dates of the internship?

    Thank you in advance.

  2. Laura 04/29/2010 / 2:23 pm

    wish I had seen this earlier!

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