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Ghafari 2022 Summer Intern - Architecture in Birmingham, Alabama


General Summary:

With overall supervision from the Discipline Manager and day-to-day supervision from the Project Manager and/or Project Architect, assist in executing office and project-related design and technical tasks of simple to moderate complexity.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Capable of reading existing construction documents, accurately field checking and documenting architectural conditions of existing buildings.

• Possess/demonstrate the graphic ability to produce existing building as-built drawings and develop architectural building backgrounds.

• Possess/demonstrate the knowledge and ability to set-up project AutoCAD and/or Revit files per client or office standards. Accurately produce construction documents based on direction from the lead Project Architect.

• Assist in preparation of technical and design documents with direct supervision and assistance.

• Assist with design tasks of limited scope (stairs, toilet room layouts, etc.) and with basic technical documentation tasks (i.e. schedules, reflected ceiling plans, typical details, etc.).

• Possess/demonstrate the communication skills to work with all assigned project team members, including engineering disciplines. Follow direction from the Project Manager or lead Project Architect and advise of any questions.

• Assist in programming sessions, preparation of programming documents and presentation materials, material boards, project binders, etc.

• Perform related duties as assigned.


Education :

• Currently a student actively working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Fine Arts/Interiors, Construction Management, Architectural Engineering or other related Engineering discipline.


• Working proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

• Capable of taking initiative; able to take direction

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

Physical Requirements :

• This position requires the ability to perform the essential job functions contained in this job description. These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements:

o Ability to spend most of an 8-hour day sitting, standing and walking at the office

• Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2022-1607

Job Location US-AL-Birmingham

Category Architecture