Interior Design Intern – KDI

kdi KDI is located in Geneva and specializes in corporate, senior living, and healthcare interiors. The notice came in before the holidays.

KDI is a commercial furniture dealership & interiors firm, servicing the Chicagoland Area & 33 states. KDI offers the services & products of an efficient, streamlined, dealership centered around our Client’s experience. At KDI we have a strong commitment to our clients, community & employees. Honesty, integrity & professionalism are our cornerstones & we are seeking a driven individual to join our growing team.

The intern position is a wonderful opportunity to receive project experience assisting on corporate and senior living projects through the below responsibilities:
• Assist in managing our vast library by organizing and filing materials
• Assist in researching products (furniture, finishes, hardware, art & accessories)
• Assist in maintaining database of various finish vendors
• Contribute, or otherwise assist, as required on any Interiors Team project

Qualifications:

• Current student pursing a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design (or COD 😉
• Possess an understanding of color basics, industry trends, new products, design process (including FF&E), color and materials
• Ability to read & understand architectural and interior design construction documents
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook

When I received the above information, I asked a few questions. Here are the answers. I also responded that with a very high demand for help, most internships are now paid.  She then asked me what interns might expect. I told her at least $12-14 per hour.

  1. When did you want the intern to start? ASAP
  2. Will it run through the entire semester – until mid-May? Yes, if they are a good fit then until mid-May that would be great.
  3. How many hours were you hoping they would be able to work per week? We are flexible, but we would like to have someone here half a day Monday through Friday if that is feasible.
  4. What is the hourly pay? Typically, our internships are non-paid.

For information, contact Krysta Iuro: Krystai@kdidesign.com or Ginny Russo: Ginny@kdidesign.com

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