Interior Design Internships

We are proud to offer full-time and part-time internships to current college students pursuing an Interior Design or Architectural degree. 

Interns can expect to gain hands-on experience in the industry, direct exposure to clients through meetings and job-site visits, a vast understanding of our office culture and processes, and so much more!


Why you should intern with us

  • We are THE industry leader in interior design and architecture

  • We have completed over 750,000 units in more than 2,000 communities, across 37 states working with the largest developers, contractors, real estate investment groups, and management firms in the country for over 26 years

  • We are at the fore-front of technologically, perpetually implementing the latest in virtual design and rendering services with in-house teams trained in multiple platforms

  • We work hard and play hard!  We thrive on a company culture of gratitude constantly supporting and rewarding one another for hard work.  We believe work should be FUN!


intern Qualifications

  • We hire current students pursuing an Interior Design or Architectural degree (CIDA/NAAB preferred programs)

  • Our interns are team-players with a willingness to learn and participate in all aspects of the company culture

  • Our interns are self-starters with positive attitudes – no drama here!


What you get from us

  • A safe and secure environment in one of the most technologically advanced offices in Dallas with convenient highway access for commuting across the Metroplex

  • A highly caring culture, both as people and students of our industry

  • Opportunity for growth:

    • Many of our interns have stayed on through the school year and become regular full-time employees upon graduation

  • Compensation:

    • Internships are paid and count towards college credit

  • Career Development:

    • Weekly lunch & learns

    • Invitations to networking events with the opportunity to form relationships with vendors and representatives in the Dallas area

    • Continuing education opportunities

  • Access to the Dallas Design District and World Trade Center

  • Real Hands-On Experience:

    • Participate on project installations and in meetings

    • Work in Revit

    • Take ownership of projects by learning time tracking, how to submit expenses, purchasing, and actual tasks done by everyone on our team

  • Input:

    • We value your opinion on being an intern at FDG and want to hear YOUR ideas


Intern Testimonials

During class, a Senior Interior Design Professor at UNT used Adrienne Faulkner as an example on transforming design markets. She explained that Faulkner Design Group has shaped the senior living industry and has turned it into a glamorous market. [She] encouraged us to look into FDG as they are a strong growing company to be a part of.
— Katrina Borszcz, FDG Intern 2018, Student at University of North Texas
From the day I started, the entire team at Faulkner welcomed me with open arms and treated me as one of their own. Every single day proved to be so valuable for my design career and I learned more than I could’ve ever imagined from that internship... You entrusted me with an abundance of responsibilities and tasks, and even allowed me to go on an install to Georgia. I was not expecting to be able to do any of these things, yet you chose to give me these opportunities to learn from. Being an intern with Faulkner has been such a wonderful experience. It has helped me discover my passion for design and has definitely changed my outlook on what this career path is truly about.
— Kayla Harwell, FDG Intern 2018, Student at Texas State University