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Architectural Project Solutions Internship / Summer 2020

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19002595 Requisition #

Pella Corporation

Architectural Project Solutions Internship - 2020

Pella, IA


Pella Corporation is seeking talented, undergraduate students to fill Architectural Solutions Internships at our Corporate Office in Pella, IA.   If you are looking for a hands-on, team orientated, real-world learning experience, check these opportunities out!


Are you someone who is looking for development opportunities? Would you like to do REAL design work helping architects, designers, and contractors find unique solutions to their design problems using Pella products?  How about a career in which you are empowered to leverage your strengths and apply them each and every day? 


Pella Corporation is a growing family owned business, established in 1925. We are an industry leader in environmental stewardship and support our local communities through charitable giving and volunteerism.


If you want to work for a reputable company with a strong brand and a vision for the future, Pella Corporation is interested in YOU!!


Position Summary

Manage and implement projects that enable our customers to successfully design robust installations for architectural projects.  Responsibilities will be similar to what we expect of entry-level architects and engineers who join Pella after graduating. Focus on developing competencies, architecture, engineering, and sales support skills.  Work closely with assigned manager and mentor on strategic projects and focused developmental opportunities.


Areas of opportunity may include:


Architectural Engineer

  • Develop unique product application solutions and design tools in support of commercial and residential building projects
  • Understand various construction methodologies with a particular focus on building envelopes and the ways in which Pella products integrate into different systems
  • Collaborate with various business functions to identify opportunities to improve and/or modify Pella provided design tools for internal and external stakeholders
  • Project solutions conceptualization, prototyping, testing, and evaluation
  • Degrees preferred: Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering


Architectural Business Development

  • This role is best suited for those candidates with a technical aptitude and a desire for a non-traditional career within the building construction industry.
  • Modify and improve sales tools with a particular focus on those used by the architecture and design community (Code references, structural calculators, BIM content, CAD)
  • Drive standardization across the Architectural Selling process to improve communication with Architects across all Pella sales channels
  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop new strategies for supporting the architecture and design community to drive preference for Pella products.
  • Understand window and door specification requirements and develop tools to drive adoption of Pella as basis of design within architectural specifications
  • Degrees preferred: Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering, Business Administration with a demonstrated aptitude for building construction


  • Pursuing a B.S., BArch, or March in and Architecture or design related field from college or university.
  • Pursing a B.S. in an Architectural or Construction Engineering field.  See above for preferences
  • Strong academic candidate with Leadership Experience both inside and outside the classroom
  • Ability to use the following software applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, AutoCad, Revit, Sketchup (or equivalent).
  • Ability to effectively communicate to technical and non-technical team members and customers utilizing written and verbal skills, including presentations to small and large groups
  • Experience managing projects from concept through implementation, in a fast-paced, team-based environment                                                  




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