At WATG, we work with colleges and universities to provide students with opportunities to apply knowledge gained in the classroom toward practical application in the workplace. As an intern at WATG, you'll have real responsibility, real work, and real opportunities to jumpstart your career. (You'll get paid, too!) These hands-on, professional opportunities entail active projects, where you can network with colleagues and learn from some of the brightest professionals in the world of architecture, interior design and planning. An internship with WATG will add value to your marketability, help you establish contacts in the business world, and open doors to full-time positions after graduation.
In 1996, WATG announced the establishment of the George J. Wimberly Design Internship and Travel Scholarship in honor of our founder, the late George J. "Pete" Wimberly. The grant is in recognition of Pete Wimberly's lifelong dedication to culturally sensitive architecture across the Pacific, especially in the field of hospitality. The duration of the internship is one year starting from the date of full-time employment. The intern shall receive a $4,000 travel scholarship for use exclusively for travel following a year of employment within one of WATG offices. Wimberly Scholarship is currently available to Architecture students at University of Hawaii and University of Washington.
WATG "Professional Studio" Co-Op is a quarter-long experience that combines a design studio and co-op employment. The design studio and co-op are conducted by members of WATG under the guidance of an architecture department faculty member from supporting universities. Students are invited to all company-wide activities that take place at the office (IDP lunches, team meetings, site visits and continuing education seminars). The students are a part of various design teams for the entire quarter and develop, improve and demonstrate their design skills in undertaking and resolving complex site and building design problems while working on a team.
WATG has implemented an IDP intern program to provide comprehensive training as mandated by the states of CA, WA, FL and HI. The purpose of this program is to give recent graduates who are employed at WATG an opportunity to complete the IDP program and work towards getting their license. The IDP program allows employees of WATG to develop their skills in all facets of the architecture business while gaining practical work experience.