ECHO Urban Design
Rotterdam (NL)
Branche / Vakgebied
Landscape Architecture, Urbanism
Vereiste taal


Would you like to be part of our in-house design team? We are looking for interns to participate and share their expertise in all ongoing projects. If you are a bachelor or master student in Urbanism or Landscape Architecture you might be a perfect temporary addition to our urban design studio.

Recruitment has started for our 2021 internship positions.

About your internship

We work in inclusive project teams. As an intern you are just as included in our projects as our design staff, on the condition that you are committed to our work field and eager to cultivate knowledge. Our learning curve is steep so put on your sturdy hiking boots and be prepared for a tough, yet beautiful hike to the top. As we fully integrate urbanism and landscape architecture you will definitely visit intrepid territory along the way.

You work will range from contributing to tenders, participating in design sessions, drawing / model making and more in that line.

About you

You are a bachelor or master student in Urbanism with a strong interest in landscape architecture and human architecture,
OR a bachelor or master student in Landscape Architecture with a strong interest in urbanism and human architecture.

You like working in teams and working on urban projects of all sizes, big and small scaled. You are interested in human interactions and designing for users. Furthermore you would like to improve your craftsmanship when it comes to drawing, sketching, model making and presentations. In addition to the creative work, you are keen on grasping more about other - more political - processes and interests of stakeholders involved in urban planning.

About ECHO

From our Rotterdam based studio we create livable urban environments with 20 professionals. Densification is an opportunity to create more space with design. We reconfigure traditional urban layouts by using landscape architecture, urbanism and human architecture inclusively in our designs. With that we can realize a layered and intertwined city of the future with space for nature and landscaping, including big gestures, and space for identity, community and well-being.

Our studio repertoire is renowned and leading. In July 2019 we won the ZoHo Rotterdam tender and the large(st) urban public space in The Netherlands – the Esplanade in Almere – is currently under construction. We have designed the ecological suburb Happy Days in Zoetermeer and an iconic bridge in Tallinn harbour, both projects being under development and soon under construction.

We hope you can join us in creating urban habitats that resonate. Apply to one of our intern positions – starting in september 2021, for a minimum of 5 months – by sending your resume, portfolio and a short motivation to Robbert Jan van der Veen, using: