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2022 Summer Exploratory Design Experience (SEED) program

Boston Harbor Islands


Applications for the 2024 SEED program are now closed. Intern interviews are taking place the week of May 5. Our spring 2024 DESI program wraps up May 4.



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SEED Design Teaching Assistant

Requirements: second or third year in college OR second or third year post high school in the Boston area
Commitment: full time June 20 to August 20, 2024, with the option to continue part time into the school year
Accepting applications through March 30, 2024

Are you a self-motivated and organized individual who enjoys teaching what you know to others? We are seeking teaching assistants with a background in architecture, planning and urban design, or landscape architecture to help guide our Summer Exploratory Experience in Design (SEED) internship program. The internship introduces youth to the field of design through a six-week collaborative group project. Each week, interns meet with experts in the design field to get advice on their project and visit interesting sites and organizations around the city. Teaching assistants play a crucial role in helping their teams comprehend the design concepts they are learning each week to help them succeed.

The rate for this position is $20 per hour. We anticipate you will spend approximately 35 hours per week, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is an in-person position based at 110 Chauncy Street in Boston.

Download the job description and learn more about SEED.

2022 SEED students working on project designs

Sasaki office

2022 SEED students on DREAM Collaborative construction site visit

Parcel P3, Roxbury, MA

SEED High School Internship

Requirements: student grades 9 through 12 in Boston or the Metro North region (prioritizing Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Revere, and Somerville)
Commitment: full time July 8 to August 16, 2024
Accepting applications February 20 to April 26, 2024

Do you ever wonder who built the space you’re standing in? Are you curious about the way stuff works? Do you find yourself thinking about your surroundings and wondering how you can make them better?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we would love to meet you! Apply to our six-week Summer Exploratory Experience in Design (SEED) internship and get paid $16.25 per hour for 30 hours a week. You will be working on a design project guided by experts in architecture, planning and urban design, landscape architecture, and other design fields. Gain an understanding of what it takes to design our surrounding and learn how you can make a difference in your community!

Download the job description and learn more about SEED.

DESI High School Internship

Requirements: student grades 11 through 12 in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, or Somerville
Commitment: 15 hours/week January 8 through May 2, 2024
Applications for spring 2024 are now closed

Do you ever look around you and think of creative ways you could improve a park, a building, or a process in your community? Apply to our Designing Environmental and Social Impact (DESI) paid internship to work on your own independent project based in your community. You will learn to draw, use design programs to visualize your ideas, and learn how to effectively communicate them. Through this experience you will also learn about social and environmental issues facing the communities that surround you.

We partner with professionals in the design industry to mentor you through your project and introduce you to the different careers you can pursue through design. From January to May 2024, you will work after school for $16.25 per hour and work on your project to identify the topic, design a solution to the issue you want to address, clearly communicate your idea, and effectively think through how to pursue it. This position includes 15 hours per week, Tuesdays through Thursdays 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m.

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2021 SEED site visit to the Egleston Branch of the Boston Public Library

Roxbury, MA

The Sasaki Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, gender, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

If you require a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact or +1 617 923 7330 and include the nature of your request, your name, and preferred method of contact.