Architect Intern

Goodwyn Mills and Cawood

Architect Intern

Columbia, SC +1 location
  • Responsibilities

    GMC is looking for an architect intern to join our team in Columbia, South Carolina.


    • Demonstrates knowledge of the firm’s values and standards for project delivery and client management.
    • Demonstrates the skills required for effective team contributions to the firm’s success.
    • Architect Licensure is an obvious objective.
    • Builds on technical foundations with expectation to make significant contributions to the team efforts for the benefit of the client.


    • Prepare reports, plans, specifications, construction documents, and studies as assigned.
    • Responsible for specific technical design aspects of assigned projects including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions.
    • Proficient with Revit and AutoCAD.
    • Core knowledge on detailing and how to assemble construction documents.
    • Provides planning/design/coordination consultation on large projects.
    • Ability to apply technical skills to routine projects with minimal supervision.
    • Assist with Requests for Information and other correspondence.
    • Produce documents for routine projects accurately and efficiently.
    • Visit construction sites to observe progress and to determine general conformance to plans and specifications.
    • Proactively performs additional tasks in support of project development.
    • QA/QC
      • Recognizes and reports risk management issues to Project Architect as appropriate.


      • Support the needs of assigned clients.
      • Provides professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of projects.
      • Understand the profession’s ethical obligation to Client and the public welfare.
      • Assist with reviewing and defining scope of work issues with Consultants and Contractors.
      • Work across disciplines and office locations to fully utilize firm experiential knowledge.
      • Assist others with technical mentoring.
      • Recognize the role as a team player.
      • Represent the firm in all aspects of projects and assignments to prospective employees, clients, and the communities we serve.
      • Reinforce GMC standards and Core Values to others.
      • Ability to respond to common inquiries from Clients or regulatory agencies.
      • Prepare reports and technical memorandums with oversight and supervision by the Architect-of-Record.
      • Ability to effectively present information in oral and written format.
      • May direct or coordinate the work of technicians and others who assist in specific assignments.
      • Continually participate in Individual Development planning and programs.
      • Carries out novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.
      • Provides input to improving project delivery processes and standards.
      • Contributes to Client Services team.
      • Actively participate in local professional society.
      • Participate in community service activities and understand implications of involvement.


      • Minimum of 2 years’ experience at an architecture firm
      • Bachelor’s degree in architecture
      • Current enrollment in the NCARB Intern Development Program
      • LEED accredited professional preferred


    • FIELD (20%) AND OFFICE (80%)
      • This position requires work to be performed in an office environment and in the field. Work done in the field may consist of exposure to various types of weather and temperatures. Architects may also be exposed to pollutants, chemicals, insects, and possibly water-borne pathogens. Employees are required to wear appropriate protective clothing and gear when performing fieldwork.


    • Architect interns will be expected to travel to various work sites to perform fieldwork. Company cars and/or rental vehicles shall be utilized to travel between work sites.



    Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is one of the largest architecture and engineering firms in the Southeast, with offices located throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Whether designing schools, parks, hospitals and other commercial developments, or providing clean water, safe streets and restoring resilient environments, GMC takes great pride in serving our communities through the transformative work we do. Every project is guided by the foundational concept that communities are built by people, not companies, and we strive to serve our communities with quality, integrity, creativity and care. One of the Southeast’s most comprehensive multi-disciplined firms, GMC is equipped to provide all the services associated with architecture, interior design, civil engineering, environmental services, landscape architecture, planning, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, electrical engineering, surveying and disaster recovery.

  • Locations
    Mobile, AL • Columbia, SC