Fondazione Renzo Piano Internship Program - Call for Applications

Apply for a covered internship September 1st 2020 to February 12th 2021


Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Photo: Stefano Goldberg

The Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Munich is delighted to announce the launch of a cooperation with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) in Paris for an Internship Program with the Renzo Piano Foundation in memory of Raphael Hilz, student of TUM and employee at RPBW Paris.

The Renzo Piano Foundation was established in Genoa, which offering a series of internships at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop offices in Genoa and Paris. The six-month internships are entirely funded by the scholarships offered by the Foundation itself.

This training program stems from the specific conviction that knowledge can either be transferred through information or else through practical examples and involvement. The Renzo Piano Foundation has chosen the second path. The basic principle is quite simple: it’s “learning by doing”, and the reference model is that of an updated version of the Renaissance “workshop”.

The objective of these internships is to provide the students with the opportunity to bridge the gap between their academic knowledge and the realities of the architectural profession. The students will become team members and will play an active role in each stage of the work activities: design, experimentation and construction.The internship covers:

- 8.500 EUR for six months scholarship by the Fondazione Renzo Piano.
- In addition € 577.50 monthly paid directly by the RPBW office in Paris.
- One-week hotel paid by the RPBW office, if needed, during the first week of internship.
- Tickets restaurant (for a value of 10€) given for the period of internship (worked days)

The Renzo Piano Fondazione only accepts students from agreed upon Universities. Each university has its own selection criteria, upon which the Foundation itself has no bearing whatsoever: the names of the students will only be announced once the final decisions have been made by the Faculties. This call is open for students of the TUM Department of Architecture. In case this allies to you and you are interested, please submit your application including:

- letter of motivation (mandatory)
- CV (mandatory)
- portfolio (mandatory)
- letter of reference (NOT mandatory)
- copy of international health insurance certificate for Europe (E111)

The document can be written in german, french or english and should not be more than 14 pages  (less than 10MB) including all above mentioned items. Please send applications to: philipp.molter@tum.de not later than May 4th.