work     Nov 16 2011

New Mapos Internship Program

Mapos LLC

We at Mapos are thrilled to announce the initiation of the new Mapos Internship Trimester! This internship initiative will be an ongoing program wherein we will take on one or two interns in tours of 3-4 months each. This may be part time or full time and will vary in tenure length, depending upon the availability of the candidates.

Here at “World Domination Headquarters” (a.k.a. Mapos) on the Bowery, you will not be chained to your desk and forced to generate mind-numbing CAD details for a pittance like your fellow interns in corporate firms. Rather, you will be faced with a series of mind-bending mental and physical challenges for a pittance. These challenges will range from designing our office space, light construction, helping to concept new ideas for the city, researching and collecting cutting edge materials, working with live animals (some completely feral), and entertaining the staff and partners, among many other things. There will also be ice cream and lots and lots of Kool-AidTM!

After working here, you can expect to walk away with the following:

– A fun and amazing, hands-on experience in your field of study
– An unfiltered, first-hand view of how to run a small and growing design studio
– At least a couple amazing projects for your professional portfolio
The possibility of built work
– Excellent references…
— If you are good
— Our recommendations have resulted in jobs at Shop, Avroko, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Pompei AD, and Peter Marino Assoc.
– The possibility of working at Mapos upon graduation…
— If you are awesome
— All of our full time employees were former interns here
You must have strong skills in:
– AutoCad
– Sketchup
– Adobe CS
– WordPress
– General computer skills
These traits would also preferred:
– A fearlessness in the face of challenges
– A proactive, “can do” spirit
– A willingness to get one’s hands dirty
– A sense of humor
– An “Eye of the Tiger,” by Survivor
– Reliability, reliability, and reliability

Note that this is an unpaid internship, but will include a base lunch stipend to be paid 50% at the beginning and 50% upon completion of the program.
If interested, email a brief cover letter, resume, and work samples in PDF format to Please indicate your availability (start date, end date, weekly hours) in your cover letter. NO PHONECALLS.