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Bolton & Menk, Inc. Landscape Architect Co-Op   in Des Moines, Iowa

Landscape Architect Co-Op



Bolton & Menk, seeking qualified Landscape Architecture students interested in pursuing aLandscape Architecture Co-Opposition in key Iowa and/or Minnesota offices (Ames, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Burnsville, and Golden Valley). This is a paid co-op, offering a full-time work schedule for the 2023 Spring semester and proceeding summer. Under the direction of a licensed Landscape Architect, this co-op is intended to give a student an opportunity to see how urban planning and design consulting projects come to life, while gaining skills valuable to one’s future professional career.

TheLandscape Architecture Co-Opwill work with a team of licensed and graduate level Landscape Architects, Civil Engineers, Planners, and other Technicians to assist with the development and completion of landscape architecture projects:

  • Provide graphics support and development (hand graphics and computer generated)

  • Perform CAD layout and design

  • Research and prepare rough drafts of master plan reports and studies

  • Assist with project design and preparation of plans and specifications

  • Assist with cost and quantity take-off estimates

  • Travel periodically to work sites and other project related locations for quality control reviews

  • Relocation and housing are not included.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Selected candidates will be enrolled in a Landscape Architecture degree program from an accredited college

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.8. Desired GPA 3.2.

  • Current Status: 4th year student preferred

  • Students must have the ability to work in extended outdoor conditions and be physically capable of navigating rugged terrain for the purpose of performing the duties outlined above.

  • Students must possess a valid driver’s license and their own transportation. Students will be reimbursed for business-related travel.

  • Students must have the ability to read, speak and write English clearly as this position interacts with City staff, City residents, contractors and sub-contractors.


For over 70 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow’s leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned, is ranked among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms and is a Star Tribune Top200 Workplace in Minnesota. With over 700 employees in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, North Carolina, and South Carolina, there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available. Learn more about our history here:


At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules, and career development opportunities. Learn more here: ( )

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bolton & Menk does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies in response to Bolton & Menk job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team.

Bolton & Menk, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Location(s)Des Moines, Ames, Burnsville, Golden Valley, Minneapolis

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.