Teaching is a core value at the firm. Each year, SWA sponsors a student internship program in our studios, examining a real-world issue in its host community to hone the skills of the next generation of practitioners.

The SWA Summer Student Program is an excellent opportunity for university students to learn, grow, and have real-life design experiences.

Urban Resilience is a summer studio that envisions a new urban future for a riverside site in Shanghai.  Join SWA designers and other professionals from universities, allied consultancies, and city agencies in imagining what is possible for a unique place.

To be eligible, applicants must be bilingual (Mandarin and English) and be a full time student (returning Fall 2021) in landscape architecture, planning or urban design.  SWA’s summer program offers a stipend.

Note:  All applicants must be aware of and be prepared to comply with China’s entry policies and measures, which are subject to change relative to the pandemic.

Summer Program Submission Info


  • Introductory Video: 1 minute
    (In English, please upload video in mp4 format)
  • Letter of interest (In English)
  • Resume (In English)
  • Portfolio (maximum of 10 pages)

Submission Deadline: April 12, 2021
Date of Notification: May 10, 2021
Studio: July 5 – August 20, 2021


Applicants must be fluent in both English and Mandarin and currently enrolled in the 2021 school year.


Use the link below to upload your letter of interest, resume, and portfolio in PDF format and your video in MP4 format

In case you have a technical problem successfully uploading your materials, please send your submittal and link to your video to: