Careers in Interior Design


Looking for an entry level job or internship in interior design? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Interior Design Careers

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Interior design focuses on making indoor spaces of all sorts functional and beautiful. An interior designer often specializes in a specific type of indoor space, such as office spaces, residential homes, or commercial design. They can also specialize in specific rooms (such as kitchen or bath), specific design styles, or in other areas such as environmentally conscious interior design.

Because of the variety of areas an interior designer can specialize in, there isn’t a typical day to day. Here are some activities that can happen in an interior designer’s day:

Interior designers frequent work in design and architecture firms as well as with home furniture stores. Over a quarter of interior designers are self-employed.

To get started in interior design, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree with courses in interior design and art, as well as training in computer-aided design (CAD). You also need a strong portfolio. In some states, you need a license before you can practice interior design.

Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Interior Design

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AptDeco - AptDeco is a New York, NY based startup that allows you “to buy or sell furniture without the scams, hassle, or creepy people going into your apartment.”

See the complete AptDeco profile Logo - is a Houston, TX based company that is “the world’s largest online window covering store.”

See the complete profile Logo - is based in Emeryville, CA, and it “is a leading authority in wall décor and the world’s largest online retailer of posters, prints, and framed art.”

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Vedere - Vedere is a New York, NY based company that offers “an online design community and global marketplace unlike any other.”

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Dwell - Dwell is a magazine about being "at home in the modern world," and they have some great job opportunities available.

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Job TitleLocation
Administrative AssistantNew York, NY
Junior DesignerSan Francisco, CA
VP – MarketingTexas City, TX
See all 99 job postings Logo - is an NYC based site that offers daily deals on design for everyone, and they have a ton of jobs available.

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Job TitleLocation
User Expereince Design InternNew York, NY
Sales EngineerMountain View, CA
Sales StylistBoston, MA
Electrical EngineerMountain View, CA
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Reader’s Digest Association - It’s hard to say what's ahead for Reader’s Digest Association, but I think that there’s a big opportunity for entry level talent to help mold the future.

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Rockwell Group - Rockwell Group doesn’t list jobs, but they do say “if you are passionate, creative, smart, hardworking, and looking for your next challenge,” you should apply.

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