Interior Design Internships


  1. Apply for the interior design internship (unpaid) by submitting the required documents: a cover letter, resume, & digital portfolio.
  2. Email the required documents to:

       KC Human Resources Department 


Applicant must live in the Chicago and suburban areas of Illinois

Interior Design Internship (Unpaid)


During the pandemic, Keyconcept Charities has transitioned from in-person to a virtual experience and done so effectively, to continue providing social distance learning experiences for interns while providing a positive self-care environment for our team. The Keyconcept Charities would be offering a hybrid hands-on learning experience transitioning between in-person and remote learning. Student interns and Keyconcept Charities will comply with federal, state, and local COVID-19 guidance to mitigate COVID-19 exposure risk. 


The Keyconcept Interior design student internship would be offered in-person and some hours remotely. The interior design student intern will work closely with the Keyconcept manager in-person and/or remotely through in-person meetings (adhering to social distancing), video conferencing, telephone conference, text, and working within the Keyconcept shared folders google and other design software.


Through in-person and/or remote monitoring Keyconcept Interior design student interns will have the chance to be mentored and receive hands-on experience. Keyconcept is a small firm that can provide intimate hands-on-experience for Interior design student interns with practical experience focused on:


  • interior/exterior design for 80% commercial/residential;

  • gather/collect design requirements and create designs for new constructions, redevelopment, alterations, or repairs;

  • assist in determining how space will be used and how people will move through space;

  • sketching preliminary design plans, including electrical and partition layouts; specifying materials and furnishings, such as lighting, furniture, wall finishes, flooring, and plumbing fixtures;

  • staging at project sites;

  • placing orders for materials and oversee the installation of the design elements;

  • alterations and redevelopments; high-level drawing/renderings skills to interior/exterior designs for buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing;

  • Modify and update designs based on review comments from

  • architectural designers work on multiple projects at a time while keeping to tight schedules, so good time management is important


We are certain the Keyconcept student internship program provides the hands-on-experience, mentoring, and team-building skills that will enhance emerging students with their future careers. We provide evaluations for each student during and upon completion of the Keyconcept student internship program. Also, after the final evaluating of the student interns’ performance, Keyconcept may offer a commission on a company project and/or employment on a company project. 



  • Undertake design project from concept to completion

  • Define project requirements and schedule during the “brief”

  • Interpret and translate customer needs into rough plans

  • Set costs and project fees according to budget

  • Research and decide on materials and products sourcing

  • Produce “sample” and “mood products”

  • Supervise work progress



  • Proven working experience in decorating interior and/or interior architecture spaces (consultations, renovations, space planning, and new constructions)

  • Expertise in layout, color, lighting, materials selection, custom furniture, and all installations.

  • Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3D Max, Illustrator, or other design programs

  • Excellent portfolio of previous works

  • Creative talent, imagination, and eye for design

  • Communication and presentation skills

  • Project management skills

  • At least two years of course work and/or student internship experience. 


Internship Placement located at


1029 W 35th Street, Suite 200

Chicago, Illinois 60609

Keyconcept (, has a wealth of expertise which includes: Graphic Design {Identity (concept and branding), Research (consumerism, distribution, & production), Interior Design (interior/exterior design for commercial and residential, graphic design), Construction (planning/monitoring). and Social media Marketing (marketing, & multimedia/social media) Social media sites: Keyconcept: or



  1. Apply for the interior design internship (unpaid) by submitting the required documents: a cover letter, resume, & digital portfolio.
  2. Email the required documents to:

       KC Human Resources Department 


Keyconcept Charities provides oversight of the Keyconcept internship program. Keyconcept Charities is the philanthropic program for the parent company Keyconcept.


About Keyconcept Charities (philanthropic wing of Keyconcept)

Keyconcept Charities is the philanthropic area of the Keyconcept. ( Keyconcept Charities provides administrative oversight for the internship programs and interns are mentored by Keyconcept experts for hands-on professional career development.