Intern Interior Designer

Serving the Ottawa area for more than 30 years, Parallel 45 is a full-service commercial interior design firm utilizing creative collaboration and great partnerships to generate real results. At Parallel 45, you will join a highly creative, collaborative team dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence.

Parallel 45 is seeking an Intern Interior Designer who can execute creative design solutions.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

As the successful candidate your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare design development presentations
  • Prepare contract drawings, details and sketches from conceptual design through to construction
  • Interest in mentorship, guidance and direction from experienced team members
  • Liaising with multidisciplinary project teams
  • Assist with and/or manage contract administration services
  • Assist in performing building code analysis
  • Work within tight deadlines
  • Support good policies on project delivery, quality control, and safety
  • Research and compiling construction material samples
  • Assist in the printing, assembly, circulation and filing of project documents


  • Diploma or Degree from an accredited Interior Design Program
  • Member in good standing with ARIDO and working towards your NCIDQ accreditation
  • 1-4 years experience in commercial interior design
  • Knowledge of FF&E, colour and material selection
  • Minimum AutoCAD v2015
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Collaborative and team-conscious
  • Self-starting, responsible, and highly motivated individual
  • Manage several concurrent projects from start to finish
  • Knowledge of Ontario Building Code and the permit application process
  • Working knowledge of interior construction process and products
  • Administrative processes of project administration
  • 3D Sketch-up skills
  • Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license an asset


We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.