Student Information

Student Name

Jaqueline Rodriguez




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Elkin/Sobolta Architects

Mentor(s):Michael Elkin

Topic of Internship


Background Information

Elkins/Sobolta Architects is an architecture firm that does many different types of jobs. There services vary from Architectural Cad, Architectural Development, Architectural and Engineering, Architectural Building and Western Architectural. Michael Elkins and Modeste Sobolta are both principals of the entire company; they have been involved in the architecture field for over 50 years. Elkins/Sobolta Architects has been in business for over thirty years now. It is a small architecture firm located in Rutherford, New Jersey. They are currently working on four new projects.

Summary of Internship

As an intern at Elkins/Sobolta Architects, I am given many different jobs to fulfill in the course of a day. My day begins at 8:30am and ends around 3:00pm. As an intern, I obviously must do intern duties, like making photo copies, making phone calls, typing up important documents, and creating job folders. As an intern, a reward I get is being able to sit in on meetings, and witness what it is like to be an architect. I am able to witness, the arguments between the architect, the contractor, and anyone involved in the job. As an intern, I was also able to walk through job sites and see the progress of the job being done. I walked into this internship everyday knowing only a little about architecture, but walking out of the internship I learned something new every day. Every Thursday I work with many different architects and interns and I learn all the important aspects of the architecture business.

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