Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


SMACNA Launches New Architectural Internship Program

May 09, 2019

Architects working at office-156365569 600x400SMACNA has launched a new architectural internship program in collaboration with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). This internship program pairs SMACNA contractors with promising architecture students to give them real-world experiences beyond their traditional education.

AIAS will match its students to available internships with SMACNA architectural sheet metal contractors across the country, exposing interns to a variety of roles within the sector, offering hands-on training from a licensed professional, and enhancing the relationship between designers, fabricators and construction workers.

Architecture students will receive education credit hours in accordance with the Architectural Experience Program (AXP™) of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

"The AIAS is excited to partner with SMACNA to bring to our students the opportunity to work with other disciplines within the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry,” said Kimberly Tuttle, Director of Partnerships and Events at AIAS. “Through this program, students will have a chance to broaden their understanding of AEC, creating better dialogue and working partnerships between future trade professionals."

Interested SMACNA member companies can fill out an application online at

For more information on the architectural internship program, please contact Tom Soles at or 703-803-2988 or Mike McCullion at or 703-803-2980.