Chicago, IL

Here’s the deal:

Outline Interiors is looking for an enthusiastic, and self-driven Summer Intern to join and support our talented team of designers! This role comes with the rare opportunity to be at the forefront of a rapidly growing interior design firm that has a culture we like to describe as the opposite of The Devil Wears Prada. This position is imperative to the success and smooth execution of our projects, and your happiness at our firm matters as much as our lovely Clients do. We are a small team that executes BIG projects in a highly supportive and fun-loving (sometimes goofy) environment. This is an Attitude-Free Zone where we work hard, play hard, and together maintain the highest of standards in our work product. If you are currently enrolled or have recently graduated from an accredited design program or are looking to break into the exciting world of interior design in a highly supportive environment, we’d love to hear from you!


Things you’ll get hands-on experience with:

- Assisting designers with CAD drawings, Photoshop and some 3D renderings

- Assisting designers with requesting and picking up samples, setting up for client presentations

- Contacting vendors for pricing and product information

- Maintaining our studio sample and materials library

- Maintaining office supplies and helping keep the studio neat


Who Dis?

A Team Player: You contribute, listen, and are always seeking opportunities to help those around you. You have a contagious personality and live your life treating everyone you meet with loads of dignity and respect. This is a true team environment – we are looking for someone who is always willing to lend a hand (like, literally), and relishes in the satisfaction of staying on top of all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps our firm ticking.

Relentless: Nothing excites you more than keeping your to-do list crossed off each day. When it comes to tracking things down, you do so with persistent vigor. You don’t just follow up by email, you call, text and even show up in person when you have to!  When it comes to holding vendors accountable for late, missing, or damaged shipments you have an uncanny ability to work with people and reconcile the situation with grace, but sometimes pull out your “velvet hammer” when called for.

Detail Oriented: Your friends and family probably call you a “perfectionist” and would describe you as reliable, organized, and never missing a beat. You have a true love for organization, orderly detail, and always operate under the motto “measure twice, cut once”. Our work is very dependent upon accurate notes, measurements, and data entry for order placements and deliveries.

A Contributor: You get joy from making contributions and significantly impacting the firm and those around you. You know that creating a beautiful, glamorous space sometimes isn’t always a beautiful, glamorous process – and that’s okay! Simply put - you work hard, get things done and love doing what you do with a smile.

Driven and Self-Motivated: You are open and willing to receive direction and are able to run with that to complete your given tasks. You don’t require hand-holding or micro-managing (because ain’t nobody got time for that). You are motivated to do your job to the best of your ability and go above and beyond when needed.


Ok… so yes, we do have some boring resume requirements…

Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a CIDA accredited design program

Incredible attention to detail and organization skills

Highly skilled in Microsoft office / CAD / Adobe programs. Rendering skills are a bonus!

Professional written and verbal communication skills (both with Vendors and Clients)

Excels at multi-tasking, prioritizing, and managing multiple projects simultaneously

Team player and willing to chip in when needed

*This is an unpaid internship and a full-time position is not guaranteed following completion of internship


About Outline Interiors:

Founded in 2014, Outline Interiors is a full-service design firm based in Chicago. Its founder and principal designer, Laura Tribbett, has over 12 years of experience in the high-end residential design industry (both in New York City and Chicago, combined) at top design and architectural firms in the country including David Easton Inc, Thom Filicia Inc, and Branca Inc and Thomas Juul-Hansen. She has been privileged to work on design projects of all scales over the world.

Founding Outline Interiors comes with the awesome opportunity to create the ideal office culture. Laura truly believes there’s no better way to operate than to work hard / play hard, while treating everyone (co-workers, clients, vendors, installers) with the utmost respect. She is passionate about cultivating that vibe with the right people. Laura loves to surround herself with hardworking, interesting teammates, cool plants, tons of snacks and endless Spindrift, and just dive into design. Come join us and see your hard work result in a tangible finished product that shapes the way people live.


So, like, how do I apply?

Send an email to Callie Wright at with your resume and work samples/small portfolio. Please no phone calls.