Established in 2009 in collaboration with WWCOT-Shanghai, Clemson University’s Center for China Studies, and Clemson Off-Campus Programs Center, the Graduate Program of the School of Architecture offers a competitively-selected internship opportunity and fellowship for qualified students. Students are selected on the basis of demonstrated design abilities and an interview process early in the spring semester for an internship from mid-May to mid-August. Preference is given to 2nd Year Graduate Students, who will spend the summer between their 2nd and 3rd years in Shanghai. Although unpaid, WWCOT-Shanghai provides housing and the cost of living in Shanghai is low. Qualified students also receive a fellowship in the form of a tuition remission in the fall semester following the completion of the internship and may also receive elective course credit.
2010 Intern/Fellows: William Childress and Lindsay Woods
2011 Intern/Fellows: Eric Laine and Allison Chang
2012 Intern/Fellows: To be announced!
WWCOT is part of the DLR Group, one of the largest US architecture firms, with over 500 employees in 19 offices including Shanghai. DLR Group was recently ranked #8 among US architecture firms for a combination of revenue, sustainable design practices, and design awards. The Shanghai office was an important factor in the merger, expanding DLR Group’s presence into China.
We look forward to continuing the Shanghai Fellowship in the years ahead. The Shanghai Internship Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the School of Architecture, Dr. Xiaobo Hu and the Clemson University Center for China Studies, and Harry Lu, President of DLR Group-WWCOT Shanghai. For more information please contact Dr. Peter Laurence, Graduate Director.
Intern Lindsay Woods has chronicled her trip to China in her blog, Shanghai Sojourn.