If you are able to commit 3 months in advance and have a special interest in a department and are qualified, an internship may be for you. Many of our departments offer internship opportunities which provide deeper educational experiences and greater opportunity for contribution to ongoing development of Arcosanti as a prototype Arcology. If accepted, an intern will first complete the 2-week seminar and spend the following 11 weeks in a chosen department.

The currently available areas for internships are: Archives, Planning-Drafting, Construction, Landscaping, Site Utilities, Graphics, Website, and IT Network.


Cost: $1,075 for 13-week Internship program


[2018 Arcosanti Internship Scholarship Award]

In 2017, the Cosanti Foundation received a generous donation from an anonymous source for scholarships. Beginning this year, scholarships will be made available for Internship program at Arcosanti. Once a candidate is accepted to be an intern after evaluation, a scholarship will be awarded to cover the cost of 11 weeks of internship program (following 2-week Seminar) that covers housing, meals, and admin fee.


[1] Applicant must participate in Arcosanti Two-week Seminar and must pay $1,075, that includes, tuition, dorm, board and administrative fees.
[2] Applicant submit a letter of interest, resume and, 3 professional letters of recommendations.


Current Opportunities:

Internships are available in the following departments:

Archives – The functions of the Soleri Archives include:
Documentation of Soleri’s works and the activities of the Cosanti Foundation; Conservation and cataloging of Soleri’s works and the related activities; Production of supporting materials for print and electronic media and publication, websites, events, exhibitions and special programs; Collaboration with educational and research institutions, and individual scholars

IT Network – The IT Office is looking for individuals with demonstrated skills to work with a team’s guidance and execute projects. The qualifications include IT experience in networking within a LAN/WAN environment; administering Mac OSX/Unix/Linux servers; supporting Macintosh and PC Desktops in a network environment; Client/server technologies; including AppleTalk, NetBios, apple remote.

Website– The Arcosanti website is in continuous development as it offers current information on the progress on Arcosanti and its background. Applicants must have working knowledge in HTML/CSS, PHP, JavaScript, WordPress CMS, etc.

Graphics – The department is responsible for the design, development and execution of promotional and presentation materials to support effective communications with public. It produces collateral materials in print and electronic media for our programs and projects. The qualifications include design experience in visual communications, graphic software/hardware and photography skills.



Planning/Drafting – The program includes preparation of construction documents, field inspection and survey, and drawings for future projects. We also plan and design restoration projects on site and research alternative materials and construction systems. Planning Interns may be able to earn credit through oversight by our licensed Architect. Requirements include; architectural drafting and design experience and proficiency with AutoCAD, 3dsMAX, REVIT (or similar).

Site Utilities –The internship consists of a mix of hands-on work and design studies, and will be focused on one or more of Arcosanti’s site utilities systems (water, wastewater, greywater, electric, or solar pv). Analytic and mechanical skills are useful!

Construction – If you have construction skills and a serious interest in the building trades, a construction internship may be for you.

Landscaping – Work in the Landscaping Department varies seasonally and we work outside most of the time. In the summer when the temperatures are extreme (100+), we start very early to beat the heat. Some days you may be weeding, composting, planting, watering or harvesting. Other days you can expect shoveling and heavy lifting as we repair rock walls or build new planters.


For further information, please contact the Workshop Coordinator at workshop@arcosanti.org.