Is it Worth it? Deconstructing Final Production

Each colored line represents one day
The numbers show the average time spent per day for each category
Number of hours spent per day on studio, sleeping, and free time.

The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded

If the employer truly derives no immediate advantage from having the intern there, then how can the intern get any significant advantage from the internship? While this is certainly a complex issue to address, it is one that deserves to be further investigated.



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Kurt Nelson

Kurt Nelson


Recent graduate from University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Architecture program, currently working at KPF in New York City.