Home >  Academics >  Programs of Study >  Interior Design >  Internships & Careers  


Internships & Careers


While the studio and classroom afford you opportunities to gain theoretical knowledge and technical skills, an internship provides valuable practical experience. Internships are available during the junior and senior years with nationally recognized architectural and design firms, furniture and interior retailers, contract designers, and other organizations around the Washington, DC, area.

Previous internships have included positions at firms listed in the top 100 most prestigious design firms in the country including
  • AI, Architectural Interiors
  • Brennan, Beer, Egorman, Architects
  • C. Dudley Brown & Associates
  • Burt Hill Kosar Rittleman
  • Chatsworth Design
  • Davis, Carter, Scott, Ltd.
  • Drysdale Design Associates
  • Einhorn, Yaffee, Prescott, Architects
  • Freddie Mac
  • Gensler & Associates
  • Hillier Group
  • HNTB, Howard, Needles, Tannebaum & Bergdorf
  • Leo A Daly
  • Page Southerland Page
  • Peck, Peck & Associates
  • RTKL International
  • Studios Architecture
  • Ward-Hale Design Associates
For more information on internship sites and placements, contact Doug Seidler, assistant professor of Interior Design.


Marymount’s Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, which qualifies graduates to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam. Our rigorous project will prepare you to face a demanding job market.

As you prepare for your career, here are some links you might find useful to research your options:

Useful Links
American Society of Interior Designers
ASID Washington Metro Chapter
International Interior Design Association
Council for Interior Design Accreditation
National Council for Interior Design Qualification
Interior Design Educators Council
National Kitchen and Bath Association
Informe Design
Environmental Design Research Association
International Facility Management Association
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Online Journals
Interiors and Sources
Interior Design
Metropolis Magazine

Marymount’s Center for Career Services can help you prepare for your internship and job search, polish your résumé, and practice your interviewing skills.