ENVISION 2021: Frequently Asked Questions
What is ENVISION?
ENVISION is a Student Partnership Program by NBRS. Through this program we partner with some of the most creative young minds in the architecture and design industry. This unique internship program encourages students to investigate collaboratively and provides them with an opportunity to experiment through an interplay of research and design.
What have previous students said about the program?
“A great intensive design research program! An innovative way to introduce students to the dynamics of the architecture industry – from forming an informed and pragmatic way to approach design to presenting ideas to clients and colleagues.”
“I really enjoyed the whole process thoroughly; from the heavy research we have conducted to the resolution of our design. It was really great to see how everything came together eventually… I find that the program really gives empowerment to us as fresh graduates, giving us more confidence in our start in the workplace.”
What skills will I learn?
You will undoubtedly many new skills and expand existing ones! Here are what some previous team members said:
“Communication skills & being able to narrow down an idea to its simplest form.”
“Throughout the whole program, I have gained time management skills, as well as learning how to delegate each task based on the strength and weaknesses of the team members.”
“Various professional practice skills that you can’t learn at uni.”
Will I be your unpaid coffee-fetching photocopying office junior?
Not a chance – we even have an awesome coffee machine for you to get a free coffee every morning! Not only are our students paid, but their time during the program is packed full of exciting design and research tasks. The program is varied, involving mentoring from our experienced architects and designers, interviews with real industry stakeholders, design sessions with our Design Director, reading existing research, problem solving, writing, sketching, imagining, modelling and much more.
“This is one of the best internship programs I have come across… Many of my peers have been involved in internships that didn’t allow them to connect with other members of staff on the level that we did, or work in a team to produce meaningful work that contributes to the office vision – so I was very honoured to be a part of the program.”
What will I do as part of the program?
You will be mentored by senior professionals at NBRS to research a defined brief/topic. You will meet with industry experts and stakeholders to explore the hypothesis and prepare a research report. The outcome is a research paper which NBRS will publish and release to the architecture and design industry. For further details on this year’s research topic, please download this program flyer.
How many positions are available?
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and updated WH&S requirements, for the 2021 program we will select 2 students to participate in the ENVISION Program.
What is the eligibility criteria?
Application are open to all students who have completed at least 3 years of an Architecture and Design qualification. The program is ideal for someone who is taking a break from university or for someone currently studying their Masters degree part-time.
You will be mentored across a variety of skills throughout the program however, we are on the look-out for applicants with:
- Positive attitude and the ability to work collaboratively in a team.
- Intermediate to advanced visualisation and graph design skills.
- Advanced skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability to manage time, prioritise multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to apply research and analytical thinking to solve design problems.
- Prior research experience is highly desirable.
I don’t live in Sydney, should I apply?
The program is run from our Sydney office, located at Milsons Point and is currently only open to students who are based in Sydney. Should you be successful, we do not sponsor relocation/accommodation etc. for students choosing to apply from distant locations.
Candidates must be prepared to participate for the full period of 13 weeks from 1 February to 30 April 2021.
Note: The internship is a paid full-time opportunity and only open to candidates with appropriate working rights in Australia.
This sounds like an awesome opportunity – How do I apply?
Applications for the 2021 program are now closed. For any further questions regarding the program, please contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org