Workplace Experience Space Planning Intern role at NetApp in Research Triangle Park

NetApp in Research Triangle Park is hiring a Workplace Experience Space Planning Intern

Intern Program with NetApp, Supporting NetApp’s Workplace Experience - Space Planning Program

In this program, NetApp and specifically the Workplace Experience – Space Planning Program Team will help the intern obtain professional experience. Workplace Experience Programs provide essential services for supporting the business for all the corporate real estate, facilities operations, infrastructure maintenance and the business services of the workplace. The Space Planning Department is an integral part of this group, with the Americas Division responsible for maintaining data for almost 8000 employees/contractors and a nearly 2M SF real estate portfolio. We provide the intern with training and learning opportunities to help gain experience in the corporate environment with a focus on space planning principles for use of office and data lab space, assessing headcount demand, occupancy requirements and support the Thrive Together workplace model for all sites across the US.

This opportunity will be located in the Research Triangle Park, NC location and will report to the Space Planning Manager – Americas.

Goals and Objectives - To provide a wide range of experiential learning opportunities within the Workplace Experience (WX) Programs. These opportunities will translate into a clear understanding of the following space planning initiatives:

  • Headcount and portfolio data management and analysis within the IWMS Platform and beyond, and how that translates into space allocation
  • Budget allocation and management for both Opex and Capex projects and the tools associated with each to include eBuilder Capex modeling, forecasting, and tracking
  • Construction program and project management as it relates to furniture, fixtures and equipment specification, budgeting, and procurement
  • Services procurement and management as it relates to Opex and Capex projects and initiatives
  • Customer service and relationship management with internal stakeholders

Job requirements

Important Program Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist with inventory management and purchases of furniture for site operations
  • Job shadowing to learn to support site upfits, restacks, and/or any other furniture or space demands.
  • Data gathering and analysis as it relates to headcount and portfolio tracking to support program initiatives
  • Assist in development and design of project drawings via AutoCAD, including office layouts and floor plans, as well as provide preliminary cost estimates for project budgeting
  • Engage in research and external benchmarking
  • Assist in maintaining design direction and integrity for all Americas Facilities, as well as implementation and ongoing use of furniture and design standards
  • Collaborate with Construction and Site Operations Management as necessary for upfit and new construction projects
  • Assist in oversight of external vendors as necessary to align with NetApp project goals
  • Support other WX functions, initiatives, or projects as needed or requested


  • Planon (IWMS)
  • Service Now
  • Oracle iProcurement
  • Microsoft Office
  • eBuilder
  • AutoCAD

Education & experience

  • Currently enrolled in an Interior Design or Architecture program through summer 2024 or later, with a minimum of 72 semester hours completed
  • Strong team building and collaboration skills
  • Strong organizational skills, independent thinking with ability to prioritize
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible, and able to think strategically
  • Strong AutoCAD skills
  • Knowledge of commercial ancillary and systems furniture is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer:

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, and any other protected classification.

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Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities.

We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.

If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us.

**USA and Canada Residents Only: **

Final compensation will be dependent on various factors relevant to the position and candidate such as geographical location, candidate qualifications, certifications, relevant job-related work experience, education, skillset and other relevant business and organizational factors, consistent with applicable law.  In addition, the position may include some of the following comprehensive benefits such Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), sick time, leave of absence as per the FMLA and other relevant leave laws, Company bonus/commission, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s).