Student Intern – Architecture (Des Moines, Sioux City, Spencer, Grand Island)

There’s nothing better than a job you love. If you enjoy your work, it’s not work. It’s fun and excitement all rolled into one. That’s what we bring to the table. A deep love of architecture, that’s truly contagious.

As an intern in one of CMBA’s locations, you will be immersed in a fun, collaborative culture with an amazing team of creative professionals. This internship is a full-time, paid opportunity beginning mid-May 2019 and ending mid-August 2019.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate and work on a wide range of interior design projects. CMBA will give you access to all areas of a project as part of your journey!

Candidates must be outgoing, independent, detail-oriented and passionate about design – creativity is in our mission statement!


  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor/Masters in Architecture program
  • Must be returning to your program after internship and graduating within one year
  • Portfolio demonstrates strong design process and solutions
  • Must be proficient in Revit
  • Demonstrated computer modeling experience
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Must have excellent verbal, written and communication skills

Send a cover letter, resume and online portfolio to Kristi Ploen at

Application deadline: February 22, 2019
Interviews conducted: March 4–8, 2019
Internship awarded: March 15, 2019



CMBA is a 100-year-old firm with new and exciting ideas. We have four Iowa and Nebraska locations. We have a collaborative, fun work environment and are committed to pushing the boundaries of excellence and creativity.

At CMBA, our team culture is extremely important to us…here are just a few of the perks:

Jeans. Yes, we can wear them every day with our “smart casual” dress code!

Friday Afternoons. Who wants to work on a Friday afternoon during the Summer? Not us! CMBA has a flexible schedule year-round, with Friday afternoons off in the Summer to enjoy our friends and family.

Team Building. We host a variety of monthly activities to put a little fun into our day – mini golf, charades and balloon battles – just to name a few!