Hart Howerton Fellowship (Internship + Funded Travel)
We are pleased to introduce the 2012 Hart Howerton Fellowship Program to both undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design who will be entering their final year of study in September 2012. Hart Howerton is excited about providing an opportunity to students to enrich their experience in their fields of study.
Outlined below are the features of the Fellowship and application process. If you would like further information, I would be happy to discuss the program in more depth, at yourconvenience. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to assist distributing this to the relevant groups.
Hart Howerton Fellowship Program
Background: In 2005, Hart Howerton began an educational initiative to fund a select number of Fellowship positions for students at design schools. Each summer Fellowships allow the firm toemploy several students in planning, architecture and/or landscape architecture under a single program, mirroring our firm’s dedication to the working integration of those disciplines in how and what we design. The Fellowship also provides a component of funded travel for research on a topic that each Fellow selects.
As a result of the Fellowships, schools have had the ability to graduate students with the added advantages of professional office experience, collaborative, interdisciplinary design, and worldwide travel and research. The perspective gained from a carefully defined program within a global design practice has helped students effectively define the choices available after graduation, and more confidently approach the decisions they need to make.
The benefit to Hart Howerton has been tremendous – the energy, enthusiasm and input of new designers in the process of learning, who are laying the foundation for the next generation of design thinking. The firm’s Fellowships underscore Hart Howerton’s commitment to continuing educational opportunities – for our clients, staff and the widerprofessional community.
Structure: Hart Howerton defines an 8-week “assignment” as part of an existing firm project, followed by the Fellow’s self-defined, approved topic of travel study. The 3-week travel period’s findings are prepared, upon return, as a report presented by the Fellow to the firm.
Hart Howerton will award one Fellowship in 2012. The Fellowship includes:
- $2,000 for housing assistance during the 8-week stay in San Francisco or New York.
- $4,000 Fellowship travel expenses during the 3-week travel period.
- Salary for the 8-week Fellowship/Internship.
- Round trip travel to SF or NY from the student’s school at start/end of program.
Application Process/Fellowship Schedule: The application is a downloaded PDF from our website, www.harthowerton.com. The submittal of an accompanying portfolio will be in electronic form, uploaded to the Hart Howerton website. Hart Howerton Principals make the finalselections, though they may seek information from the relevant schools whenappropriate. Deadline for the Fellowship application and portfolio submission is January 27th, 2012. HartHowerton will select a short list of up to 10 students to be interviewed bytelephone or in person before final selection. The list of Fellows is announced in early March. The Fellows arrive in the firm’s offices in late May/early June and the program is completed prior to the start of their fall semester in late August/early September.
Past recipients of the Hart Howerton Fellowship have traveled to the United Kingdom, Thailand, China, Africa, Europe and throughout the United States working on projects that include researching land reclamation sites, green roof applications, coastal programming strategies and the role of design in third world health care programs, among others.
Please contact David Howerton (information listed below) if you have any questions.