ASID Student Portfolio Competition

Need A Summer Internship?

Enter the ASID Student Portfolio Competition for your chance.

Land an Internship. Enter the ASID National Student Portfolio Competition

In its third year, the ASID National Student Portfolio Competition generates the best collection of interior design student projects in the nation. Submit your portfolio to compete against students from coast to coast for a chance to interview for a summer 2018 internship at leading firms and companies.

Submissions accepted between October 18, 2017, and December 5, 2017.

Finalists will receive a complimentary ticket (travel not included) to attend SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, February 23-25, 2018 in Los Angeles. While onsite, finalists will interview with a panel of judges in the hope of securing a 2018 summer internship.

Review the ASID National Student Portfolio Competition Submission Overview for evaluation criteria, submission requirements, and jury process.

Internship Providers

Gensler is an award-winning global design firm that partners with clients to create innovative design solutions. As architects, designers, planners, and consultants, we help our clients achieve their goals. Delivering projects at every scale, from a new urban district to a wine label, we serve our clients as trusted advisors, combining localized expertise with a global perspective.

HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. We use design to enrich people’s lives and help organizations succeed. Our 1,700 people collaborate across a network of 23 offices on three continents. HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art. Our design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of the built environment.


2017-18 Timeline

October 18, 2017 – Submissions Open

December 5, 2017 –  All Submissions Due
Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 5, 2017

December 21, 2017 – Semi-Finalists Informed

January 11, 2018 – Finalists Informed
Finalists will receive a free ticket to attend SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit. Finalists are responsible for travel and accommodations.

February 23 – 25, 2018 – SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit
Finalists will receive exclusive training at SCALE and must be present to win the competition. Winner(s) will be announced at SCALE.


Get The Details

  • Must be enrolled as a student as of September 1, 2017
Cost to Enter
  • $49 per student member submission. One submission per student.
  • $99 per non-member submission (includes a one-year ASID student membership; an $85 value).
Just Submitting has Benefits
  • All entrants to the ASID Student Portfolio Competition will receive 30% off SCALE registration (a savings of $90).
  • Semi-finalists will receive 40% off SCALE registration (a savings of $120).

Benefits for Competition Finalists
  • Finalists receive a complimentary ticket to attend SCALE (a savings of $299). This does not include travel and accommodations
  • Gain early access to SCALE to participate in onsite interviews with firm and company representatives

Benefits for Internship Winners
  • The winners will have the opportunity to present their portfolios to SCALE attendees during the closing ceremony
  • The internship will be at a location within the continental United States
  • The compensation and timing of internship will be negotiated between the firm and student winner
  • Over $17,000 in cash prizes for internship winners provided by The Benjamin Moore & Co. Foundation
  • The winners will receive national media exposure
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