Sustainability and Innovation Intern at SHL

Opdateret 23.11.21

Are you our new Sustainability and Innovation Intern in the spring 2022?

Are you interested in working on innovative products for the built environment with a focus on sustainability and the circular-economy? Then this might be the right opportunity for you.

What we can offer

At Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, our focus is on designing for the architectural built environment, using research to inform the design of real products that make a positive impact. We believe in the agency of design to create change that shapes the lives of people and organizations. As our Innovation & Sustainability Intern, you would get to: 

  • Be a part of developing projects that address emerging environmental and architectural concerns such as climate-change resilience, the changing nature of work, circular-economy, human health, and resource conservation
  • Work together with skilled, experienced architects, industrial designers and manufacturers
  • Expand your skills and discover new ways of working in the fields as design for manufacture, computational design, prototyping, renders, sustainability metrics, Life-Cycle-Analysis etc.
  • Participate in an exciting learning program where our studios’ experts and leaders will introduce you to the most important areas within design and building technology
  • The opportunity to develop relationships directly with clients and manufacturers
  • Get a SHL mentor throughout your internship, who supports you in your development, gives you feedback and where you together prepare realistic learning goals for you to accomplish within the project’s framework
  • An opportunity to get hands-on experience with relevant processes and practices inside and outside the studio
  • Be teamed up with an experienced colleague, who will mentor you and give you feedback on your work
  • A strong foundation for your education and a future career in the architecture and design industry
  • A position as an equal and professional member of diverse teams
  • A challenging and supportive environment where you can develop both technical and social skills
  • Financial support throughout the internship in accordance with Danish law.

What we look for

  • A student currently studying architecture, communication, engineering or design – this internship is only for students still enrolled in school, or students on an Erasmus+ Programme
  • The ability to handle energy-modelling software (comfort and climate)
  • An interest in resource handling (water, waste and energy),
  • An interest in Sustainable materials for the built environment
  • LCA modelling.
  • Someone with a keen interest in coordinating research and strategy behind cutting edge sustainability efforts
  • A candidate with a proficiency to write articles for English speaking audiences
  • Someone who is interested in setting up a sustainability knowledge platform to be used across the company 
  • Experience with collecting and synthesizing data from many sources and presenting key findings is beneficial
  • An ability to use a system thinking approach to solving problems is also advantageous
  • Someone who is capable of learning quickly, able to think creatively and critically, dedicated, eager to learn and ready to take on some exciting challenges.

How we work

At Schmidt Hammer Lassen we take pride in our vibrant work environment. In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, we organize social and educational events — especially for our intern group. Here you will come into contact with a creative work environment with expertise from a diverse range of backgrounds. Across the company we have social initiatives, including morning learning sessions, a winter bathing club, Friday bars, and much more.

Practical information

We expect the internship to be full-time as soon as possible to 1st of July 2022 with the possibility of flexible working hours scheduled around your study activities.

Applications will be processed continuously — so please don't hesitate to apply. It is important that you submit a portfolio less than 10 MB in size

We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to apply!

Please note, only architectural, engineering or design students who are currently studying are eligible for the internship program. If you already graduated, feel free to send us your unsolicited application through

About Schmidt Hammer Lassen

With 30 years of experience, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects is one of Scandinavia’s most recognized and award-winning architectural practices.

Working out of studios located in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Shanghai, we provide skilled architectural services all over the world, with a distinguished track record as designers of international high-profile architecture. We are deeply committed to the Nordic architectural traditions based on democracy, welfare, aesthetics, light, sustainability and social responsibility. In 2018, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects became part of global architecture and design firm Perkins and Will.

Ansøgningsfrist: 23.12.2021