One undergraduate or graduate architecture student will be awarded a paid summer 2023 internship at the PYATOK office in Oakland. Anyone may apply, but this award gives preference to first generation college students and/or community college transfer students.
March 17, 2023
Award Quantity/ Amount
Paid Summer 2023 Internship
Any CED architecture student may apply, but this award gives preference to first generation college students and/or community college transfer students.
Applicants must have at least one semester remaining of coursework at CED after they complete the internship.
Applicants must currently have at least a 3.1 GPA and no more than 2 incomplete grades to be considered.
The recipient is responsible for all lodging and transportation expenses during the duration of the internship.
Any required work visas must be in place prior to commencement of employment.
Must have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator), Google SketchUp and other 3D drawing programs. Revit experience is preferred but not a requirement.
To apply, email the following materials in pdf format to email@example.com by the deadline. Include PYATOK Diversity in Architecture Internship in the subject line.
A current resume or CV.
A statement explaining how this scholarship/fellowship would help you achieve your academic and career objectives. Please also share what obstacles you have overcome in obtaining your education, and/or how you have been excluded from opportunity. (2 page maximum).
Questions about the application? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Federal financial aid regulations require that all awards received by a student cannot exceed their financial aid need as determined by a congressional formula. It is possible, therefore, that the cash award for a Prize could reduce some component of a needy student’s package of financial aid awards. In these cases, the Financial Aid Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort. Regardless of your financial aid situation, the IRS views fellowships, grants or scholarships that are not directly applied to tuition or other educational expenses as taxable income.
PYATOK works to foster the development of vibrant, sustainable, inclusive communities through sensitive architecture and urban design, education, service and technical innovation. This mission reveals the originating purpose of their work: to provide the highest quality design and technical assistance in a world of shrinking resources to people across a wide spectrum of incomes, socio-cultural backgrounds, and ages. The firm was founded to help lower income communities determine their own sustainable housing solutions unique to their cultural and social origins. Today, PYATOK’s commitment has extended to people who have the financial ability to comfortably obtain their own housing on the open market, and to students in higher education who need decent and affordable housing.
PYATOK is pleased to offer a paid internship to an undergraduate or graduate architecture student with a passion for housing and socially equitable architecture. Students of all backgrounds may apply, but preference will be given to first generation college students and/or community college transfer students. This opportunity is offered in accordance with CED’s efforts to cultivate an inclusive environment that both respects and reflects the diverse communities in which we live and work. During the summer internship, the student will obtain direct experience working on local housing projects, in addition to exposure to the complexity of issues associated with building housing in the Bay Area. Successful candidates bring to PYATOK a passion for creating vibrant communities through the design of buildings that enhances the quality of life for all members of the community.