2023 Theory2Practice Internship Program

Norris Design is a planning, landscape architecture and branding firm established in 1985. Our Theory 2 Practice internship program is your opportunity to become a part of our dynamic team. Throughout this paid internship program, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience while working with talented landscape architects, planners and graphic designers.

You’ll apply classroom theories to the practice of planning and landscape architecture while working in a fun, creative and professional environment. We are currently seeking applications for our Austin, Dallas, Denver, Fort Collins, Frisco, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson  and Tulsa offices at an hourly rate of $18.

You’ll work on a full range of projects including master planning, urban design and branding. You’ll also actively participate in conceptual designs, team workshops, client meetings and construction observations. The Theory 2 Practice internship program is available to all students returning to school for the Fall 2023 semester.

The Theory 2 Practice internship program runs approximately from mid-May to August. 


  • Learn the inner workings of our office environment and culture
  • Gain hands-on experience working with professionals in community planning, mixed-use design, landscape architecture and branding
  • Attend meetings and interact with clients and design professionals
  • Explore the great cities/regions where we have office locations


If you’re interested, please submit the following by March 10:

  • Letter of interest
  • List your top three office location preferences and make a note of your main choice (Austin, Dallas, Denver, Flagstaff, Fort Collins, Frisco, Phoenix, Tucson, Tulsa)
  • Your current resume (including your year in school and the program in which you study)
  • Two to four (2 – 4) examples of your best landscape architecture and/or planning work (show plans, sections, sketches, etc. that best describe the project and your abilities)
  • Two (2) references familiar with your professional training — please include names, phone numbers and titles of your chosen references (you do not need them to send anything, just include their information)
  • Share with us your personal brand, logo or signet


PLEASE BE SURE YOUR SUBMISSION IS NO LARGER THAN 10MB AND A MAXIMUM OF 10 PAGES. The deadline for applications is March 10. Finalists will be interviewed over the phone between March 17 – April 1


If you’re experiencing issues with the Submit Now button, please email your application and information to theory2practice@norris-design.com.


Norris Design is always looking for talented landscape architects, planners, and graphic designers for internships. If our Theory 2 Practice Internship doesn’t meet the requirements of your university, we can tailor an internship to your specific needs.

If you think we’d be a good fit, get in touch! Please send your resume/portfolio (10 pages max in PDF format) to jobinfo@norris-design.com and include “Internship Inquiry” in the subject line of your email.