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Employment and Internships

Because Buffalo State is located in New York State's second-largest city, students have access to all the city offers. Students perform internships and use Buffalo's many agencies and arts facilities for learning outside of the classroom.

Through civic-engagement interior design projects, students address needs faced by residents in the region. By participating in interior design projects in the community, independently and in teams, students gain tools for performance in the field.

The interior design curriculum includes an internship, which allows students to gain relevant professional experience and helps prepare them for careers.

Student Internships (2010-2017)

Current Internship Opportunities:

May 2018:

Candice Urban-Green, NCIDQ:
Interns would: have an interest in Interior Design, Architecture and/or the Construction management fields. Hours may vary from 5-15/wk. based on the ebb and flow of project deadlines. Our office is located in dig at the BNMC and we have an open studio policy and do not always follow the typical 9-5 business hours - perfect for someone trying to fit in around job and school schedule.  

We are master multitaskers who work both independently and as part of our progressive team; high energy with an invested interest in Design. We will visit job sites, meet with clients, specify, draw, research -- laugh learn and cry together.

Requirements: Must have your own transportation and experience in Auto-cad, Photoshop or Sketch-up.  

Lighting Design Innovations
Internship positions by invite. Looking for interns for the summer. Contact Kim Mercier:

WestEnd Interiors
Looking for interns ASAP. Students should contact Raelyn Woltz directly at

C2 Paint
Looking for interns starting Fall 2018. Please send resume to Philippa Radon at

Employment Opportunities:

April 2018:

-Buffalo Plumbing Showroom is hiring for a full time position as a showroom consultant. "Our showroom manager is looking for applicants that have a design background and a desire to work in a customer service environment. If you know of any students, past or present, that would be interested in working in our showroom, we would welcome their resumes! Saturday hours would be a must. All qualified, motivated and friendly applicants may send their resumes to our showroom manager, Marcia Olson, at"

-Millington Lockwood is hiring a full-time designer. 
Please let Prof. Bhakti Sharma know if you are interested.

-Litelab is hiring. Prof. Bhakti Sharma has printed job descriptions in her office. If interested, please let her know or contact Audrey Mingle at

-King and King at Syracuse is hiring at entry level position. Please contact Stephanie Mohorter at if interested.

-An architectural company in Rochester is hiring. They do most of their work in AutoCAD and most of their business comes from repeat clients (80%). They are looking for permanent, full-time employees at all levels. Please contact: 

Jackie Maiorella
585-350-2715 Phone
585-350-2790 Fax

December 2017:

Retail Designer, Jewelry/Watch Displays for Bufkor – Buffalo, NY
Examples of work at Bufkor:
One   Two   Three




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Art and Design Department

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Upton Hall 402 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6032 •  Fax: (716) 878-4231