Our Commitment to an Inclusive Profession
Announcing the AIA|LA & LAUSD Student Internship Program

Announcing the AIA|LA & LAUSD Student Internship Program


The AIA Los Angeles and the LAUSD Linked Learning CTE team, encourages your firm to commit to hiring a high school student intern this summer.

To make this pledge, please complete this form by Friday, May 31st (12pm).

We are aiming to have 20+ architecture firms commit to offering internships this summer to LAUSD high-school students.

Generally, a summer internship is for 120 hours total over a 3 or 4 week timeframe. Therefore, students work for 3 weeks at 40 hours a week or 4 weeks at 30 hours a week. However, the distribution of these hours are at the discretion of the employer in discussions with the student.

The path to hiring a student intern in an engineering or architecture pathway is quite simple – however, if you have any questions please reach out to either Will Wright at AIA|LA or Esther Soliman at LAUSD (contact info below):

Once you sign up on the form,  a representative from LAUSD will reach out to walk you through the step-by-step process.

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Profession:

As a direct correlation to AIA’s commitment to broadening equity, diversity and inclusion to create a stronger profession, we have been connecting with LAUSD leadership to identify ways to encourage (and inspire) more K-12 students to pursue careers in architecture and design. In addition to this endeavor to connect more firms to students, AIA volunteers have also been working with LAUSD to enhance their architecture and design curriculum that they offer their students in their career technical education and linked learning programs.

Our goal is to strengthen the career pathway to architecture by providing more direct resources to LAUSD.

By providing an internship to an LAUSD student this summer, your firm will have the opportunity to help diversify the profession and attract the next generation of architects and designers.

To pledge your commitment today, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

For more information, please contact:

Esther Soliman
Administrator, Linked Learning, CTE, Work Experience
Los Angeles Unified School District

Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Director, Government & Public Affairs
American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter
3780 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 701, Los Angeles, CA 90010
P (213) 639 0764