• Open applications
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands


Job description

MVRDV invites qualified candidates currently studying architecture or urbanism to apply for the position of Architecture or Urbanism Intern. We are looking for creative and innovative candidates with a vision reflecting our work. 


A highly dynamic, internationally orientated and creative office with many enthusiastic colleagues that work on projects on different scales all over the world. The education process is varied and intensive. At MVRDV, interns are part of the design team and develop new skills on many levels, from the design process to model making and presentations. Candidates receive a basic monthly stipend as a compensation.Rotterdam is a relatively affordable city that can be traveled entirely by bicycle. Frequent events in art, film, design and architecture are organized boosting the city’s architectural activities. Interns usually meet with other interns, architects and students and enter the city’s buzzing social life easily.


MVRDV is a globally leading architecture and urbanism practice based in Rotterdam with offices in Shanghai, Paris & Berlin. Founded by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries in 1993, we create social, innovative, realistic, green and remarkable architecture for a changing world. We believe that our work makes the world a better place by realizing dreams that actively contribute to global urgencies. We are a dynamic, ambitious and fast growing organization with currently 250 staff.

MVRDV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treat all employees and applicants equally, regardless of gender or marital status, race or color, nationality or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or age.


Please fill in the online form and upload your motivation letter, CV, recommendation and portfolio preferably as PDF not larger than 5mb. Let us know your preferred starting date. If you do not fill in the application form, we cannot consider your application.

We require our interns to be enrolled in an educational program, we cannot hire graduates for these positions.


  • Excellent design and CAD skills
  • Knowledge of the Adobe suite and 2D and 3D rendering skills. (please state your level of skill with each software package in your application)
  • Stress resistant
  • Able to work in international teams
  • Written evidence of enrollment in a university or academy
  • Fluent in English
  • Candidates fluent in one of the following languages will be favored: Mandarin, French, German, Dutch/Flemish
  • Candidates from inside the EU require a study or exchange visa
  • Candidates from outside the EU should arrange their own visas and working permits
  • Availability for the duration of six months or a year.