Design Voice 3x2

The AIA Austin Design Voice Committee began the DV3x2 Internship program in 2009. Last year, 42 students and 32 firms participated in the program, which continues to grow each year. DV3x2 was initiated to give high school students interested in design a glimpse of the daily life of a design office prior to delving into a university program.

The Design Voice 3x2 (DV3x2) Internship offers participants the opportunity to intern with designers at a minimum of 3 different Austin design firms for one week during the summer. At each firm, the interns shadow the designers for 2 hours - learning about their processes and office culture to experience the daily life at a design firm. Many design discipline types are offered in the program; including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Structural Engineering.

Each DV3x2 program begins with a kick-off at the Texas Society of Architects building, followed by 3 days of internships, and ending with the tour & talk finale.

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and attend a high school in the Austin area. For questions about participating in DV3x2 as an intern or a firm, email


2018 Internship Registration is now closed

2018 Firm Registration is now closed

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