Lighting Design Intern - Summer 2023
Philadelphia, PA 
Posted 12 days ago
Job/Internship Description


EwingCole is a nationally recognized architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firm with offices across the country. Our multi-disciplinary practice is built on the core values of professional excellence, design quality and collaboration. We are seeking a Lighting Design Intern to join our Philadelphia or Berwyn office in Summer 2023.

The Lighting Design Intern performs components of lighting design and documentation under the supervision of the senior lighting designer. Individual is mentored on design techniques, the lighting design process, technical lighting requirements, and client presentation skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Complete lighting calculations in AGI32 to aid in fixture selections and layouts to achieve target lighting levels.
  • Basic knowledge of the IES lighting handbook.
  • Have a basic understanding of typical lighting design goals including uniformity, glare control, brightness balance, reflectance of materials, and light distribution.
  • Begin to review products from manufacturers to understand components, design quality of materials, issues of maintenance, and product quality to understand compatible products and when items are appropriate for a project.
  • Begin to understand cost of product and typical project budgets for lighting.
  • Learn about different lighting control systems and begin to be able to apply appropriate types/selections to a project.
  • Review national and local lighting and energy codes and begin to apply to a project.
  • Interact with other disciplines to understand ceiling coordination, power density requirements for mechanical, architectural coordination of design concept, etc.
  • Participate in in-house team meetings for projects.
  • Perform in-house construction administration tasks under the supervision of a senior lighting designer.
  • Document projects including basic design and mark-ups from senior lighting designer utilizing AutoCad and Revit.
  • Attend seminars and continuing education programs. Participate in design, analysis, and documentation training.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or requested.


  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Master program studying Electrical Engineering, Architectural Engineering or Architecture
  • Experience with engineering calculation programs and equipment selection software
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic computer analysis skills

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with AutoCAD/Revit
  • Previous internship experience

EwingCole is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
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