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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.

List of Student Internships (2010-2019) HERE

Internship Opportunity:

December 2021-
Interior Design Intern Position at UNILAND

June 2020-
Internship Opportunity at RE HOMES:

Any students who have just graduated or seniors who are  interested in residential design may contact Rebecca Fedak at  REBECCA FEDAK l OWNER l RE Homes, LLC via 716.289.2859 l or

Rebecca is opening a new showroom in Lancaster/Clarence area.

Requirements: Using SketchUp, Revit, InDesign, and ProKitchen. 

Employment Opportunities:

August 2021:

Showroom Coordinator Position at M P Caroll Hardwood 

June 2021:

Interior Designer at CannonDesign (Buffalo, NY)
Senior Interior Designer at CannonDesign (Buffalo, NY)

February 2020:
Office Position at Buffalo Granite and Marble 

January 2020:
Full-time Interior Designer - Cleveland

May 2019:

Designer: Millington Lockwood Interiors

April 2019:

-Interior Designer at Midcity Office Furniture

-Buffalo Office Interiors is looking for an Interior Designer for their team. A lot of Buff State alums and former students work here. Kile Krawczak who heads the department is a former student of Buffalo State.  If interested, please contact Joe Spano directly:

Joseph Spano
P:716.883.8222 EXT.27 | F:716.881.3359 

-Position at Boxcraft Studio:
This a hit the boots running type of position so some prior experience in either the Interior Design, Architecture or Construction fields.  Current students welcome to apply.  This is a freelance position with the possibility of growing into full-time -- hours will currently vary from 15-20 based on the ebb and flow of project deadlines but may increase in the near future to 30+.  We have an open studio policy and do not follow the typical 9-5 business hours -  perfect for someone trying to fit in a second job or around a school schedule.  

This position is for a master multitasker who can work both independently and as part of a 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 be an Auto-cad superstar with mid-level experience in Photoshop and Sketch-up.  Must have your own laptop and transportation. Contact:

Candice Urban-Green, NCIDQ
Boxcraft Studio


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 & Design Department

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Phone: (716) 878-6032 •  Fax: (716) 878-4231