2022 Lighting Designer Internship- Luma Lighting Design
Job Details

Our internship program provides hands-on experience in sustainable engineering design. The 10 to 12 week, paid program gives interns the opportunity to learn about the building design industry from a traditional viewpoint, and to learn the PAE and Luma way. We have internships in the areas of mechanical, electrical, lighting design, energy analysis, and technology systems design.


Interns here work directly as part of our engineering and Lighting Design teams. From small retrofits to high-profile Living Buildings, you'll gain an understanding of the entire design process—the planning, the execution, and the problem solving.


Interns will have their hands in numerous projects while at PAE. Working knowledge of the following tasks is preferred:


Lighting Design Tasks:

  • Develop CAD and Revit system design and documentation that may include but not be limited to project required deliverables including:
    • Photo realistic rendering
    • Utilizing Photoshop
    • Calculations utilizing AGI
    • Other similar products and programs
  • Lighting design calculations
  • Luminaire selections and placement
  • Photometric review
  • Interior and Architectural design integration
  • Narrative development 


Other Tasks:

  • General project timeline/overview
  • Specifications
  • Site Visits/Site Observation Reports
  • Cost estimate review/preparation
  • M/E coordination schedule


Minimum Candidate Qualifications:

  • 3rd year undergraduate student preferred
  • Clear desire to work in the lighting design industry
  • Passionate for sustainable design
  • Effective communicator
  • Coursework:
    • Power System Engineering
    • Lighting (preferred)


Why are we in business at LUMA? To bring life and architecture together through light.



What do we do? We produce new solutions and fresh ideas that are the outgrowth of our collaborative process. How do we do it? We listen to our clients and deeply understand their goals. We hire and retain the best staff. We provide innovative design solutions that work.


Culture Statement

As team members, we are held accountable for putting our Culture Statement and Core Values at the forefront of our daily interactions with our community members, business partners, and each other.


At Luma,

We treat others with dignity and respect.

We take individual responsibility and pride in our work.

We are responsible for the success of the company.

We value and recognize contributions.

We promote creativity and growth.


PAE must comply with Executive Order 14042, requiring all parties who contract with the Federal Government to provide COVID-19 workplace protocols with individuals working on or in connection with a Federal Government contract or contract-like instrument. PAE is responsible for ensuring that all employees be fully vaccinated with an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccination by January 18, 2022, or have an approved medical or religious exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at PAE will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. PAE does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical characteristics historically associated with race, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


PAE will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment including: selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.