What is it like working as an Intern Architect?
Intern Architect in West Des Moines:
Pros: I like that we have a lot of work, and that I'm allowed to do my work without much supervision. I'm allowed to design a little when the opportunity arises. The work environment is pleasant, and understanding to family schedules. The flexible hours are a nice benefit for my life outside of work. The consultations are a nice experience for working with the client face to face, outside of our office, and with some of the main decision makers for our projects.
Cons: Maybe that, there's always a set of tasks or work that needs to be done, and you're working full board pedal to the metal, and often with some extra hours, and once it's done, there's a new set of tasks or work that's waiting to be taken on full steam ahead. There's no break, and it feels like that my work isn't perceived any differently if I've done extra work/hours to make sure that my work is done thoroughly, correctly, and diligently as opposed to putting in the minimum hours and having done my work in a more haphazard manner.
Also, my work is pretty construction document production heavy, and a little more variety would be nice.
Intern Architect in Seattle:
Pros: I like that this job has so many pieces to it that you mind doesn't have to be stuck on one thing day after day.
Cons: It seems like I got a giant education but am not getting paid as much as other professions with the same level of education.
Intern Architect in Cambridge:
"Experiences Help to Learn and Still Considered Payment."
Pros: Working with a good group of people that you can be yourself around and also offer their knowledge to help you progress is what I like most about my career.
Cons: The commute and pay structure.
Intern Architect in Muskegon:
"Overworked Late Nights with high Stress Deadlines."
Pros: Training, Career development, interesting projects.
Cons: Too many late nights and long hours with no overtime pay.
Intern Architect in Fort Lauderdale:
"For the first couple of years, you learn everything new."
Pros: My favorite part about the job is seeing my designs take shape as they are being built as well as still learn something new every day.
Cons: The element I like least about my job is that, as an architect, one works to make others rich until one has their own license. Unfortunately, on top of having to pay off exuberant student loans, one gets paid very little until one has the license and, the license is very expensive and time-consuming to obtain.