Colonies

Colonies

Architecture and Design, Internship (Convention de Stage necessary)

  • Internship (5 to 6 months)
  • Starting date:  August 20, 2019
  • Salary: €800 / month
  • Paris
  • 2 years of college
  • < 6 months

The company

Colonies

Colonies

  • Residential Real Estate
  • From 15 to 50 employees

The job

Architecture and Design, Internship (Convention de Stage necessary)

  • Internship (5 to 6 months)
  • Paris

About

Colonies’ mission is to create tomorrow‘s housing experience.

People are progressively adopting new lifestyles as independence, flexibility, community and sharing are becoming key values. Meanwhile traditional housing offer has not evolved over the past decades and is still complex and inflexible. This is why we set out to bring flexible urban housing, making the most of what careful design, state of the art technology and a bustling community can provide.

Created in Paris in 2017, Colonies designs and operates housing buildings located in large cities.
Our places are fully furnished and equipped, mixing private studios for intimacy and common spaces for sharing. Our offer is all-included to make sure our tenants can focus on what really matters to them. Moving to a new place can be challenging and intimidating: this is why we foster community through regular events and activities.

After raising a €11 million financing round with investors such as Idinvest Partners, Global Founders Capital, Kima Ventures and Financière Saint James, Colonies is accelerating its growth and will start launching developments and operations across Continental European markets with a focus on Germany, Benelux and Switzerland.

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Job description

A bit of what you would be able to enjoy working on in the Colonies Architecture and Design team
An internship at Colonies in the Architecture and Design team is an excellent opportunity for you to develop valuable contacts and obtain the type of hands-on experience that will benefit you as you make important career choices in the world of Architecture and Design.
The in-house Colonies Architecture and Design team is a vital connection between development, construction, management, leasing, marketing and letting. They evaluate the feasibility of projects together with the Development team; research and design the different Colonies space typologies, work with the Tech and marketing team to develop marketing plans, project visualizations, moodboards and other marketing materials; organize internal meetings related to design; receive budgets and schedules from the development team to track the progress of each project; monitor construction administration with the construction team. They keep property development team informed of the selection of interior designers and interior designs, and the design research and approval of significant design items such as spacial studies and research, feasibility area studies, studies of architectural elements such as facades, kitchens, baths, all the way to thinking about which mirror can spatially make sense in the corridors as well as. These are a few of the functions the in-house architecture and design team performs to ensure that Colonies maintains its position as a market leader in innovative, financially rewarding and environmentally-conscious real estate development and operations. The focus and goal being to change the way we live, and making our projects puzzles of the best living experiences . . . ever. We would also like you to assist in the ongoing creation of intelligent CAD blocks in the elaboration of a smooth process and project efficiency.

To understand what Colonies is all about…
Community living is at the heart of the Colonies concept. We design, furnish and manage flexible living spaces.
We rethink the layout and Design of BUILDINGS as a whole to adapt for a community, with multiple HOMES at a ‘human scale’ – intimate and inviting. The layout gives co-livers the chance to be social when seeking community, and the very important full privacy when preferred.
All spaces are fully equipped, and each co-liver is free to stay for as short or long a period as he or she may wish, and is able to leave the premises with an 8 day notice, put the private space on stand-by for longer periods of absence (business travel or other). Colonies will in this case store the personal belongings for the period. Electricity, heating, hot and cold watersupply, internet and TV is included in the service. Each Colonies coliving project also has its own website and Community communication. At all scales of project we want our spaces to be comfortable and truly make people feel at home.

Preferred experience

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Design and Architecture team in day-to-day and long term key Architectural and Design operations for projects;
  • Support in executing feasibility area studies by hand or by Computer Aided Design;
  • Attend meetings, prepare action plans related to Design project management;
  • Develop various deliverables on a short-term time frame coordinating information from both in-house and external consultants/architects/designers

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Degree or ongoing studies in Architecture, Engineering Design or Design
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal in English (and French is a bonus)
  • A highly entrepreneurial, self-motivated and results-oriented individual
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent Autocad, Indesign, Sketchup skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Spacial understanding
  • Efficiency
  • A passion to discover and work in an inhouse Architecture and Design team in the Real Estate Development area
  • If you are comfortable using Slack, Github, Notion that is a plus - otherwise we have people who can help you get used to these tools
  • Assist in the creation of the content for the Architecture and Design Colonies website

Recruitment process

Colonies search for people with a real passion to discover working in a cross functional environment, in various projects of different sizes.

Please do send us your full Portfolio, CV, portfolio, and a short coverletter… please also feel free to tell us if you have spent any time in a Coliving around the world, and why this field would be of interest to you.

You must have a Convention de stage in order to make a french internship of 6 months
You must have a Work/Internhsip authorisation for the french territory
Start date: asap
Duration of Stage: 5-6 months (unfortunately we do not accept applicants for internships for a duration of less than 5 months)

Meet the Colonies team

Colonies

Colonies

Architecture and Design, Internship (Convention de Stage necessary)

  • Internship (5 to 6 months)
  • Starting date:  August 20, 2019
  • Salary: €800 / month
  • Paris
  • 2 years of college
  • < 6 months
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