Out of a student body of 200 , I've been selected to
be one of fourteen students to represent the University of Utah, School of
Architecture, in a summer internship program. As a group, we will be working in
conjunction with both Cannon Design and SOM (Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill) on
projects to redesign the master-plan for Chicago's Chinatown district, and to create
a visionary plan for Chicago's uptown district. SOM has completed over 10,000
projects in more than fifty countries around the world and maintains offices in
Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C., London, Brussels, Hong
Kong, and Shanghai. In addition, Cannon Design wields an equally impressive
resume. Collectively, they have received over 300 awards for design excellence,
technological innovation and imaginative thought leadership. Cannon Design
currently maintains offices in Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Los
Angeles, Mumbai, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Shanghai, St. Louis,
Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Washington D.C.
The opportunity of interning at SOM and Cannon Design will be the start to developing a worldwide network of architectural contacts. This global network will be invaluable when exiting graduate school looking for jobs at firms like SOM and Cannon Design in various cities like NYC, Chicago, London, San Francisco, etc. An optimist would suggest that if SOM and/or Cannon Design like my design skills and/or my work ethic, both may offer me a fellowship, and in turn, pay the steep tuition looming at Columbia next fall. Even without this optimistic outlook, at the very least, interning in Chicago will be an amazing experience, filled with personal growth. However, I'm struggling to pay the fees to attend the internship. For this, I need your help. Please offer what financial assistance you can render. If you can only donate $5, please do so. If you can offer more, please do. These experiences will help push me towards a life filled with meaningful interactions and experiences.
Program duration June 6th-July 19th
The University of Utah is helping to subsidize
a portion of the cost. However, they've asked the elected students to pay a percentage
of the fee. The information below outlines the required fees, and in turn, the
fees I'm asking assistance to pay.
$2000 program fee: covers housing in Chicago,
office space at SOM Chicago and/or Cannon Design Chicago, unlimited Chicago
Transit (the "L" subway and bus
pass), and a $500 airfare allowance. Fees do not cover food outside of group
meals, personal expenses, or tuition.
$750 academic fee: covers the fee for the University's Continuing Education department.
$1250 living expenses: this is not a required fee. Living expenses will cover six weeks of meals, personal expenditures, site seeing, and emergency expenses.
$4000 is the total amount needed for internship.
- Jennifer Galyean Shuler
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