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About American & International Designs

Opened in 1980, American & International Designs is a multidisciplinary interior design firm specializing in large, public projects such as hospitals and corporations.  The company is run by native New Yorker Susan Arann, a former fashion boutique owner who has designed over 45 restaurant interiors, made bank lobbies more “people-friendly” and has worked on several health care facilities, redesigning birthing centers,  and patient and emergency rooms.  American & International Designs recently designed spaces for the Ritz Carlton and Hilton.

According to Arann, interns at American & International Designs do “anything and everything.”  They are involved in every step of project management, from initial client meetings and job site visits to process consultations.  It’s a good program for someone looking to break into the field of interior design, and the company hires many of its interns for full-time employment.


Open to college seniors, recent grads and grad students.

American & International Designs

Susan Arann
American & International Designs
American & International Designs
1110 South Avenue, Suite 2
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (800) 568-4882


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


New York, NY