The Internship Experience

The internship component of the program provides a unique opportunity to experience what it is like to work on a real project in one of the leading healthcare architecture firms in the U.S. The seven-month paid internship offers students a variety of practice settings, and we have placed students in each of the cities represented by the map.

Upon completion of the internship program, students return to the Lawrence campus for their final "capstone" design studio.

The videos discuss what the internship experience from two points of view. In the first, Health + Wellness program participants Kristen Harrelson and Kate Rennert discuss the ways in which the internship program experience helped prepare them for their careers.

 In the second, architect Rick Embers of Pulse Design Group, Lenexa Kansas, describes what it has been like to have Health + Wellness program students working in his firm. 


Firms that have participated in the Health + Wellness internship program: 

Cannon Design, St. Louis HOK, St. Louis Lawrence Group, St. Louis
Treanor Architects, Lawrence, Kans. TKH Architects, St. Louis Burns & McDonnell (Kansas City/St. Louis)
HMN Architects, Kansas City, Mo. WJE/Pulse Architects, Kansas City, Mo. Invision, Waterloo and Des Moines, Iowa
HKS, Dallas and Washington, DC Beck Group, Dallas HDR, Omaha
SmithGroup, San Francisco Gensler, Chicago Jones Lang LaSalle, Richmond
Corner Greer, Joplin 360 Architects, Kansas City Ghafari, Chicago
BSA LifeStructure, St. Louis Brookdale Senior Living, Nashville Christiansen & Reece, Colorado Springs
ACI Boland, Kansas City, Mo. RTA, Colorado Springs TRO, Birmingham, Ala.
GLMV, Wichita SPT, Wichita HGA, Minneapolis
MBH, San Francisco Corgan, Dallas Hastings Chivetta, St. Louis
Davis Partnership, Denver Epstein Uhen, Milwaukee Hoefer Wyosocki, Kansas City, Mo.
Bates, Springfield, Mo. Archimages, St. Louis Feeler Scheer, St. Louis
Boulder Associates, Boulder Fletcher Thompson, New York City KTGY, Denver


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