dv3x2 2017 Firm Application

This is the 8th year AIA Austin's designvoice committee has hosted the dv3x2 Internship Program, which was initiated to give high school students interested in design a glimpse of the daily life of the professional field prior to delving into a university program. This year students will apply to the program, with interests in several design disciplines including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning & Urban Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Structural Engineering.

dv3x2 Internship Program Week: July 17th-21st

Each firm hosts three students for a 2-hour period during the week of July 11th. We encourage firms to host all three students at one time, though they may choose to host the students individually over the week. Firms also have the option of hosting more than three students. Each student will visit three firms that week, for a total time commitment of six hours (3 firms x 2 hours). Allowing students to rotate between firms gives them an opportunity to explore a variety of design approaches and atmospheres. In the application below, you can select the preferred times for the student visit(s), which will later be matched with the students’ availability, and both parties will then be notified.

The dv3x2 Kickoff will be held on Thursday, July 13th, 6:30 pm at the Center for Architecture. At least one firm representative is strongly encouraged to attend. This event will serve as an introduction between the program organizers, firm participants, and the students. Organizers will be available to discuss the program and help connect students to their matched firms.

The purpose of the program is to offer students the opportunity to explore design disciplines within a professional setting, and look at various projects, levels of collaboration, and design methods. This could be a great opportunity for IDP hours for young professionals by inviting the students to shadow them during their daily tasks. Please try to plan ahead and give students an opportunity to be challenged and inspired – the two hours will go by fast, but will make a lasting impression on the students.

Firm participants are invited to attend the dv3X2 Internship Program Finale on Friday July 28th on the week after the internships, which consists of a Tour & Talk (location to be announced). A light breakfast and coffee will be served. The students and their families will also be in attendance.

If you have any questions please contact Viviana Trevino at aiadv3x2@gmail.com.

 

PROGRAM DATES

APPLICATIONS DUE | Monday, April 24th
KICK-OFF | Thursday, July 13th at 6:30 pm at AIA Austin (801 W. 12th Street)
INTERNSHIP WEEK | Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st (10am-12pm, 1-3pm)
TOUR & TALK FINALE | Friday, July 28th,  9:00-11:00 am (Location to be announced)

DESIGN FIRM INFORMATION
Two firm employees MUST be present with the student interns. Please select 2 designers to be designated "Primary" and "Secondary" Contacts. These individuals will be the points of contact for communication.

Many of the students are interested in several design disciplines, if your firm offers multiple services please select the discipline(s) you will have available during the internship. If you select multiple disciplines, we will inform you about the specific interests of the students we have matched with your firm so you can plan accordingly.
THE MORE TIME BLOCKS, THE MORE FLEXIBLE THE SCHEDULING WILL BE FOR THE STUDENTS. EACH FIRM IS REQUIRED TO HOST 3 STUDENTS FOR 2 HOURS, TOTALING 6 HOURS FOR THE PROGRAM DURATION.
Please note that you cannot drive students to the site, and they will need to coordinate transportation in advance unless it is within walking distance of your office.
• AT LEAST 2 FIRM EMPLOYEES WILL BE PRESENT IN THE SAME ROOM WITH THE DV 3X2 STUDENT INTERN AT ALL TIMES. • THE INTERN WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO GET IN A VEHICLE WITH A FIRM EMPLOYEE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PARTICIPANTS UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY OR UNLESS THE STUDENT HAS PROVIDED A PERMISSION FORM SIGNED BY HIS/HER PARENT/GUARDIAN WHICH ADEQUATELY RELEASES AIA AUSTIN FROM ANY LIABILITY. • IN CONSIDERATION OF AIA AUSTIN ALLOWING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DV 3X2 PROGRAM, THE UNDERSIGNED, HEREBY RELEASES AIA AUSTIN, ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, AND VOLUNTEERS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF THE UNDERSIGNED’S PARTICIPATION IN THE DV 3X2 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AND AGREES TO HOLD AUSTIN AIA FREE, CLEAR, AND HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF THE PROGRAM. THIS RELEASE SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OF PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM.
This fund will award a scholarship to one or more dv3x2 Internship Program Participants who demonstrate a commitment and passion in their pursuit of a design career. You will receive a follow-up email if you are interested.