Intern Architect – Summer

East Brown Cow
Location: Portland, USA
Added on: 13 May 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 Jun 2024

Subject: Architectural Intern

East Brown Cow and its affiliates comprise a real estate investment, development, and management company established in the summer of 1989 as a first-generation family business. Since that time, the portfolio has grown significantly and now includes over 26 assets in Maine’s greater Portland urban area, including over 1.2 million square feet of mixed-use office, retail, hospitality space and structured parking.

The company seeks to create meaningful connections to the surrounding urban fabric through high-quality design and a carefully-curated use of all assets, and is dedicated to providing first-class management services to tenants. Actively acquiring and redeveloping several high-profile properties in Portland’s fast-changing downtown, East Brown Cow is grounded in a longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship, quality and thoughtfulness in urban design, preservation and activation of open space, and the exploration of new technology. East Brown Cow’s aspirations are driven by a continued passion for excellence.

East Brown Cow has earned a reputation for its commitment to the community through both volunteerism and philanthropy. Staff are encouraged to donate their time to area non-profits, and the company has regular group volunteer outings. East Brown Cow also makes significant philanthropic contributions, with a particular focus on Environment, Education, and Economic Development.

Selection of current significant projects

·         Vision, planning, and design for a city block in the downtown Old Port neighborhood of Portland.

·         Design and planning for a proposed ground-up building with a world-renowned design studio that would be the tallest occupied structure in Northern New England.

·         Acquisition through construction of a significant historic tax credit rehabilitation, hospitality conversion, and retail renovation for a circa 1867 structure.

Intern Architect

The Intern Architect is responsible for assisting the Project Architect in the design and management of all development-related projects at East Brown Cow from project conceptualization and planning through design, permitting, and construction. This position reports to the Project Architect and will work closely with EBC staff as well as architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, consultants, & project managers. This is a temporary full-time hourly position during the summer of 2024.  Precise duration and start date to be mutually agreed upon based on qualified candidate’s availability.


Key Responsibilities


  • Drafting & design services, such as:
    • Aid in the creation of design-phase documents.
    • Ability to review all deliverables for quality, accuracy, and completeness.
    • Sourcing & selecting project-related specifications such as architectural and interior finishes.
  • Act as an intern architect for select renovation and improvement projects.
  • Produce architectural and interiors material for marketing and leasing purposes.


  • Assist in the process of development planning for existing assets and potential acquisitions.
  • Coordinate research and documentation of historic preservation and rehabilitation planning.

Project Management

  • Assist in the management of all development projects from conceptualization through completion.
  • Coordinate and review 3D scanning surveys (point cloud and BIM modeling) of existing assets.


  • Basic understanding of AutoCAD, Revit/BIM, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Familiarity with local building codes.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a small design team.
  • Basic knowledge of design and construction process.
  • Drafting and design skills as demonstrated in a sample of work.
  • Attention to detail and ability to visualize three-dimensionally.
  • Undergraduate, Graduate, or Professional Degree in Architecture from an accredited institution.

Compensation and Benefits

·         Hourly pay ranging from $20-$25, commensurate with experience.

·         Paid holidays and 3 days of paid time off (PTO) during the internship period.

·         Company provided parking.

·         Opportunity to earn Architecture Experience Program (AXP) hours under a Maine Licensed Architect.

Working Conditions

  • Designated in-office position
  • Working hours are 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday to Friday including a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.
  • Internship will be 12 weeks long, starting in June

Please submit your cover letter, resume, 2 references, and sample of work (maximum 8 pages) via email to with the subject: EBC-INTERN-FIRSTNAMELASTNAME. Please note that applications sent without a sample of work will not be reviewed.

Nondiscrimination Policy: East Brown Cow is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetics, gender identity, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, family status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. East Brown Cow is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.

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