Design Intern

Sunrise Senior Living
McLean, VA
Feb 26, 2017
Feb 09, 2018
Full Time

At Sunrise Senior Living, we pride ourselves as pioneers in setting standards of excellence, and strive to provide care & services to seniors across our 300+ locations in the United States, Canada and the UK. In alignment with our mission and values you will be part of a dynamic and talented team of professionals. You will find opportunities that provide more than just a job. Sunrise is a place where personal and professional growth is an integral part of your career experience.


Sunrise Senior Living Design Department is seeking an Interior Design intern to work with our Design Team in McLean, VA.

Requirements for applicants
  • College Junior or Senior (completed minimum of 2 years of their interior design degree)
  • Interview and portfolio will be required (phone interview with digital portfolio if out of state)
  • Minimum of a course in AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat
Responsibilities of position
  • Learn and understand the Sunrise brand standards and signature design elements and how to incorporate them into the design of projects
  • Assist Designers with scaling of furniture in floor plans and produce furniture layouts within Sunrise signature standards
  • Assist Designers in product selection to create and furnish the space including finishes, furniture, accessories, drapery, lighting, art, and other interior elements
  • Assist in the creation of detailed furniture specifications and fabric/finish selections
  • Assist in the creation of detailed drawing documents for inclusion in design packages for construction and installation of materials and finishes
  • Compile details and specifications, using Excel and Acrobat to create installation guides and design presentations using standard templates
  • Exposure to designing within a budget for existing building needing supplemental design to their already existing environment
  • Data entry into our software systems for processing purchase orders, and data entry into Microsoft programs for tracking and updating / sharing information for other team members
  • Identify fabric reselections when requested
  • Ability to meet established deadlines
  • Work in the design department resources / vendor library to receive exposure to appropriate products in the healthcare field and some organization and ordering of samples
  • Attendance and participation in vendor meetings, department and team meetings, gleaning from them new information in order to better the product or production of the Design Department
  • Ability to participate in limited local travel and assist in installation of products
  • Exposure to health and safety in the environment, building codes, and other technical aspects associated with the healthcare industry
  • Some clerical and administrative duties
Skills required for position
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • High attention to detail and organization.
  • Ability to work in an open workspace and team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure of multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Sunrise Senior Living has championed quality of life in senior care for more than 30 years. We believe team members are our greatest resource and are looking for people who share our commitment to provide quality care for seniors and their families. It's no surprise that many of the world's leading experts in Senior Living entrust their career to Sunrise.

At Sunrise, you will…

Make a Difference Every Day
We are passionate about our mission — to champion quality of life for all seniors. We deliver high-quality care with a personal touch and encourage our residents to enjoy life to the fu