The American College of the Building Arts

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ACBA students complete one (A.A.S. students) or three (B.A.S. students) summer internships that help them expand their skills and gain valuable real-world experience. Most internships last from eight-to-ten weeks and take place in June and July. Students are often compensated for the work during an internship. The internships vary by area of specialization. It is important that every student understand that it is the student’s responsibility to take the initiative to work with a faculty member in order to arrange suitable internships to complete their program. The A.A.S. internship is required to receive the associate degree; it takes place during the first summer of the two-year program. The B.A.S. requires three internships that are completed during the summers following the freshman, sophomore and junior years of the program. Each internship is required in order to continue work in the subsequent year.

Below is a listing of many of the internship providers that our students use annually. This is not an exhaustive list and should be used as a reference.

Forged Architectural Ironwork Internships

Internship Provider City State Website
The Blacksmith
Durand’s ForgeTrumansburgNY
La Forge de StyleS.
Herndon &
David Norrie Studios
Robert Thomas Iron Designs N.

Traditional Masonry Internships

Internship Provider City State Website
Williamsburg BrickCharlestonSC
Hyde Park
Michael Lauer
International Fine Art Conservation
Ft. DelawareDelaware CityDE
S A Warren &
Schloss HundisburgHundisburgGermany

Wood Internships

Internship Provider City State Website
American Boat
Bode ConstructionCharlestonSC
Braxton Design
Carpentry by DesignPortlandOR
Classic RemodelingJohns
Dynamic Design/BuildMt.
Hull HistoricalFort
JG Custom BuiltJohns
Mikael LetendardCharlestonSC
Meadors ConstructionN.
Dan Minbiole CarpentryCropseyvilleNY
New Beginning ConstructionCharlestonSC
Sprouse Custom
Arris Building GroupCharlestonSC
Blue Ridge
Cabin Creek Timber
Centennial Timber
Christian and Son,
Les Compagnons du DevoirParisFrance
Fountain TimberworksCharlestonSC
Frameworks TimberFort
Holder Brothers Timber FramingMonroeGA
Lancaster County Timber
Lincoln CathedralLincolnUnited
South County Post & BeamWest
Timber Works of Interest PilotVA
Barrier Island Boat BuildersMt.
Chehaw River Wood WorksMt.
Jenkins Home ImprovementCharlestonSC
MoreSun Custom WoodworkingMountain
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