At the core of GuernseyTingle’s success is a belief in nurturing the next generation of architects and designers. The firm’s summer internship program is a testament to this commitment, offering talented students the opportunity to work alongside seasoned professionals and learn from the best in the industry.
This summer, we welcomed four new interns – Kate Fogash, Paul Marcuson, Grace Payne, and Carol Ann Surles-Law. Kate, Paul, and Carol Ann worked in our architectural department, while Grace served as our firm’s first business development intern.
Over the summer, architectural interns have had the opportunity to participate in multiple site visits, work closely with our professional staff, and help with a variety of projects.
“I’ve gotten to work on a broad range of projects this summer, including everything from small-scale historic renovations to the facelift of an entire commercial district,” says Marcuson. “It’s really helped me figure out what kind of projects appeal to me,” agrees Surles-Law. GuernseyTingle’s small size allows for interns to get hands-on experience in a variety of areas.
During her business development internship, Grace has had the chance to design marketing materials for the firm, publish newsletters, and sit in on proposal meetings to learn about project procurement at our firm. “It’s great to know that the work I am doing is not only helping me develop new skills, but also producing valuable resources for the firm to use,” Payne says.
Despite working on vastly different projects across a variety of disciplines, the interns agree on the best part about working at GuernseyTingle – the people. “Everyone was ready to answer any questions and was quick to lend a hand if I needed help with anything,” Fogash shares. “And we have a lot of fun together: from midday coffee runs, to getting lunch and playing board games.”
GuernseyTingle also accepts interns during the school year, offering flexible schedules. In September, the firm welcomed Dalton Mara and Brooke Reale for part-time internships focused on interior design. The pair of Williamsburg natives are both Interior Design majors at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Ultimately, the GuernseyTingle internship program not only provides a platform for budding architects and designers but also nurtures their creativity and instills a passion for sustainable, innovative design.
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