helping high school students explore careers in design

2020 SEED internship project site visit

Mattapan, Massachusetts


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.

About SEED

Do you question the things around you and wonder how you can make them better?

Designers do this all the time. We’re big thinkers and creative problem solvers. We take dreams and make them realities. And we want to teach you how to do the same. Design can be your opportunity to change the world!

Interested? Apply for our six-week Summer Exploratory Experience in Design (SEED) paid internship. Interns work on a group project, spend time with Sasaki professionals in design charrettes, learn valuable hand sketching and computer drawing skills, and so much more.

Our SEED interns are…

  • current high school students.
  • always setting goals and finding ways to achieve them.
  • never taking anything for granted.
  • constantly wondering and imagining.
  • interested in a job where they get to think creatively every day.
  • looking for a challenge.
  • excited about learning.
  • not afraid to ask questions or share their ideas.
  • someone who wants to know how to make a difference in their community.

Want to see what past SEED interns have done? Read our blog posts recapping past summers: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

“I know now I really want to go into design.”

— Joydanze, 2020 SEED student

2019 SEED internship

Watertown, Massachusetts

2023 SEED internship

110 Chauncy | Boston, Massachusetts

What You’ll Learn

Spend your summer collaborating on a project while learning directly from Sasaki designers! You’ll explore the fields of architecture, interior design, planning and urban design, and landscape architecture. You’ll learn about the questions designers ask and the tools they use. You’ll have conversations with design professionals. And you’ll practice common design techniques and tools.

SEED Online

The SEED online curriculum was a partnership between the Sasaki Foundation, Sasaki, and American Student Assistance and was based on the 2020 Summer Exploratory Experience in Design (SEED) internship for Greater Boston high school students, hosted by the Sasaki Foundation.

SEED Online will shut down on March 8, 2024. We plan to relaunch a new version of the curriculum later in 2024.