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Susan Deneau Interior Design

Internship Announcement

Ideal qualifications for Intern candidate:

Imperative that they be extremely organized & very detail oriented (i.e. Type A personality)

Possess some basic knowledge of PDC and independent showrooms & vendors

Advanced or nearly completed with Interior Design program

Some prior work/internship experience would be beneficial

Drafting skills

Must be adept at problem-solving, taking initiative and following through on pending issues without needing to be asked

Able to work independently, without constant supervision

Excellent oral & written communication skills & ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner with clients, vendors & sub contractors

Good driver –own reliable transportation

Be passionate about design – eager and motivated to get hands on experience and learn about the day to day operations of a small firm.

Have a sense of humor and enjoy working at a fast pace and multi-tasking with a variety of different projects. 

Overall Job Description & Responsibilities:

This is an excellent opportunity to learn every aspect of the interior design business and get “real world” experience working on lots of different types of projects and interfacing with clients, vendors & sub-contractors.  Need intern to assist owner/principal with multi-tasking on a variety of residential projects. I’m not looking for someone to do filing or office paperwork – I need a motivated & astute individual who can go pull fabrics or surface material samples for a project meeting, assist with installations, help with preparation for and also attend client/job site meetings, take excellent notes, photos & measurements, assist with shopping for furnishings and decorative items, follow up on product orders, schedule deliveries, pick up & deliver items to job site, subs, vendors, assist with design scheme planning & implementation.  In short, help to create unique, colorful, interesting and personal rooms and spaces for clients – and have fun in the process!  If you are the right person and it’s a good fit (personality, experience, qualifications, attitude & ability), then this can definitely become a paid part-time position.

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