Scholarships + Internships





SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program

We have created the SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Scholarship Program to support and mentor students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture and engineering.  The program’s mission is to provide these students with the opportunity to attain their professional goals while advancing the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry and improving the built environment.

This scholarship includes a one-time award of $6,000 to offset the student's tuition at their current academic institution (5 scholarships are awarded each year). Additionally, the scholarship recipients serve as paid summer interns at SmithGroup offices across the United States (internship is a program requirement). 

If you are interested in applying or joining other UC Berkeley CED Students on a tour of SmithGroup's San Francisco office on Friday, November 8th, please email nvhowell@berkeley.edu. Tour will include an opportunity to meet members of the SmithGroup team, learn from Cal Alum, and receive feedback on your work/interests. 

The Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship

The Mildred Jordan Sharp Scholarship is a one-year, merit-based award that recognizes female juniors at UC Berkeley who have demonstrated leadership, service, academics, and personal development in pursuit of a specific future goal or career. Female students who are either a Junior (3rd year at Cal) or who is a Junior Transfer Student and matriculated for at least one full semester are eligible. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required and the student must be available to interview in-person on campus in mid November 2019
Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be due on October 27th, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.


The Cal Pride Scholarship

Cal Alumni Pride is the LGBTQ alumni club of UC Berkeley. Their mission is to support and promote the interests of UC Berkeley and its alumni, with an emphasis on issues and interests specific to the LGBTQ community. One of Cal Alumni Pride’s major objectives is to serve as a resource to LGBTQ undergraduate students and their allies in the form of mentorship and scholarship opportunities.
The Cal Pride Scholarship is a one-year, merit-based award that recognizes Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors at UC Berkeley and incoming transfer students for academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement, as well as their contribution to the LGBTQ community. Previous recipients of the Cal Pride Scholarship are not eligible to re-apply
Please take due care when responding to the essays presented, as those students selected for finalist interviews are often chosen on the basis of the thought and consideration of their responses. Successful applicants are often those who spend more time on the essays and are able to articulate their positions clearly in subsequent in-person interviews.
Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are due October 20th, 2019, 11:59PM PST.



Cal Externship Program 2020 

An Externship is a chance to get an insider's view of a career field by shadowing Cal alumni in a wide variety of career fields at their workplace from one day up to 2 weeks during the January 2020 Winter Break.
All currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to apply for an externship position, however, priority will be given to freshmen and sophomores. 

There are currently over 350 externship positions available between January 6-17, 2020. (with more being added!)

Applications are open now and due by Friday, October 25th at 5 pm. 
Questions? Go to: FAQ's 

The Williams Sonoma, INC. Retial & Technology Internship

Williams Sonoma, Inc. is in search of summer interns who are strategic thinkers, ready to innovate, and have a passionate for retail and technology. As an intern here you can develop your skills alongside a team of supportive mentors and inspiring leaders. Williams Sonoma Inc. is a global, multi-channel retailer of home furnishings and housewares (our family of brands includes Williams Sonoma, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, west elm, Mark & Graham, and Rejuvenation), but we operate within smaller teams, giving each person an opportunity for hands-on experience. Together, our brands represent a strong, diverse and growing portfolio that allow us to reach customers in a new way every day -- and we'd love your help. Learn more about the opportunity here