Design Intern for February 2016!

Location: South Philadelphia
Stipend: $3,000 (paid in monthly payments, prorated)
Duration: 3 months, (mid-February through mid-May)

Scout is an interdisciplinary design and development practice working to transform the Bok, a former Vocational School and an iconic 340,000 sq. ft. Art Deco building in South Philadelphia, into a creative facility for artisans, entrepreneurs and community groups. This mixed­-use development is unlike anything undertaken to date in the region and as it is in its early stages of development, the role provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious and talented individual to contribute to a critical stage of the project. To learn more, please visit and www.scout-­

Scout (www.scout-­ is seeking a full or part time Design Intern starting in mid-February 2016 to work as part of the design team. Candidates should be able to commit to a minimum of three days per week, which should include two consecutive days. The role will focus on carefully recording the existing building and its context as well as assisting in the development and delivery of design projects. This position requires an enthusiastic, detail­ oriented candidate who is interested in working with existing structures. The ideal candidate is pursuing a Master’s Degree and/or holds an undergraduate degree in architecture and/or historic preservation.

Successful candidates will have a relevant background, applicable skills and enthusiasm for Scout’s work. We’re looking for engaged thinkers with diverse skill­ sets, who will bring creativity, experience and enthusiasm to our small and dedicated team.


   To record the existing structure through producing and verifying as-built drawings and a photo documentary of the existing condition

   To assist design projects in the production and amendment of drawings

   To assist with facilitating the construction and delivery of projects

   General administrative tasks as needed



   Experienced in Adobe CreativeSuiteand CAD software (preferably Vectorworks) with exceptional graphic presentation, hand drawing and design skills

   Working knowledge of 3D drawing software i.e.SketchUp or Rhino

   Precise approach to work and an eye for detail

   Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

   A highly professional demeanor with strong attention to detail

   A self­ motivated and proactive individual with enthusiasm for Scout’s work

   Editing, copy editing and photo research skills a bonus

   Must be comfortable performing administrative tasks as assigned

   Successful candidate will be expected to work from their own laptop or computer and should have access to CAD drawing software, Adobe CreativeSuite and Microsoft Office


To apply, send your cover letter, resume and examples of work with “Design Internship application” in the subject line to emma@scout­ by Wednesday, February 8, 2016. 

BOK | 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
landing page image by Sam Oberter. room photo by Mike Persico. all other photos by Scout