URSP faculty members serve as “faculty mentors” to graduate students. In their first year, all URSP students are assigned a faculty mentor. Mentors are assigned on the basis of mutual interest with the student, but also on the basis of their availability. We strive to have an equal number of students per faculty mentor. The mentor has the responsibility of guiding the student through the program and helping with course selection and registration. A mentor's approval is required for class registration. If over the course of his or her study, a student feels more comfortable with another faculty member as mentor, the student can change by making a request with the Program's Administrative Assistant and filling out a Change of Mentor form. The faculty members who are mentors are shown below, along with their areas of teaching and research.
|Faculty Mentor||Email Address||Teaching/Research Focus|
|Alex Chenemail@example.com||Community Studies|
|Jim Cohenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Growth Management, Sustainability|
|Casey Dawkins||Dawkins1@umd.edu||Housing, Land Use|
|Chengri Dingemail@example.com||International Development, Economic Analysis|
|Hiroyuki Iseki||Hiseki@umd.edu||Economics, Land Use|
|Gerrit Knaapfirstname.lastname@example.org||Economics, Land Use|
|Willow Lung-Amamemail@example.com||Social Planning, Urban Design Theory|
Welcome to the MAPP Career Services page. We offer services to both employers and students.
For employers, we offer the following services:
- A forum to post job opportunities for MAPP students or alumni
- On campus Interviews
- MAPP annual career fair
For more information see the section below for employers or contact Kristen Tepper.
If you are a student, we offer the following services:
- Professional Career development services, including workshops and resume assistance
- Career opportunities
- Upcoming career events
For more information on these services, see the appropriate section below.
Employers: Job Postings
URSP has connections with planning-related employers both inside and outside of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan area, who send full and part job notices to us which we then forward to our students. Currently enrolled students, and our alumni upon request, are eligible to be on our program’s jobs listserv. Postings will also be listed here.
If you would like to add a job posting, forward job descriptions to Jim Cohen. Listings will remain on our website for 90 days unless otherwise noted.
Employers: On-Campus Interviews
We now offer firm-specific, on-campus interviews for employers. If you are interested in learning more about this option or would like to schedule a date to meet with students, please contact Kristen Tepper.
Employers: MAPP Career Fair
MAPP's annual Architecture, Planning, Preservation and Real Estate Development Career & Internship Fair takes place on Friday, February 19, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the Great Space.
Students and Alumni: Job Postings
Location: Madison, WI
Company: City of Madison Planning Division
Job Description: Planner
The City of Madison Planning Division is seeking qualified candidates for multiple openings as a Planner.
Rated as the top medium sized city (population 243,000) in the US by Livability.com, Madison has a highly educated workforce, a diverse and rich array of cultural and recreational activities, incredible natural beauty with its lakes and parks, and a growing economy focused on education, health care and technology. Madison is a city of neighborhoods that seeks continuous improvement in achieving opportunity for all.
The first opening is for a Land Planning & Mapping Specialist. The City is seeking someone who is adept at both the conceptual master planning and detailed site planning aspects of comprehensive land planning. This position also provides opportunities to design, build, maintain, and utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and databases to support the planning efforts of the Department.
The second opening is for a Neighborhood Planner. This position is primarily responsible for providing professional level planning support for established neighborhoods and special project planning efforts. It will also involve a variety of related neighborhood support activities and other professional planning level assignments, as well as data and information gathering, analysis and presentation. This position requires the ability to effectively engage a wide variety of citizen and stakeholder groups.
The third opening is for two limited term employment (LTE) Planner 1 or 2 level Planners anticipated to last through 2017. These two positions will focus on all phases of updating the City of Madison's Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2006 and State Statutes require that it be updated every ten years. The positions involve responsible professional land use planning, research, and administrative support work in the Planning Division of the Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development as part of an interdisciplinary team. This position requires the ability to effectively engage a wide variety of citizen and stakeholder groups.
To obtain more detailed information and to apply for these positions, please visit our website at www.cityofmadison.com/hr. Applications are due no later than Sunday, March 6, 2016.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Company: Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
Job Description: Research Assistant—BNIA-JFI
The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance seeks a Research Assistant for multiple projects.
Responsibilities will consist of a full range of research tasks, but a particular focus will be on researching data sources, accessing Census data, and conducting fieldwork in Baltimore neighborhoods. Other tasks may include coordinating meetings; data entry; preparing data sets for analysis and data visualization (interactive and static maps, charts, and tables); contributing to written reports and research products; and assisting the center in communicating online through project-based research assistance.
Bachelor's degree required, in preferably in the field of Economics, Public Policy, Urban Studies, Sociology, Communications or other social science field, or qualitative field such as Mathematics, Computer Science or Statistics.
The successful candidate must demonstrate solid research skills, analytic thinking, and quantitative aptitude:
- Experience conducting research, specifically gathering data from sources such as American Factfinder is required.
- Experience in communications or summarizing policy research results for a policy audience is required.
- GIS skills are preferred
- Requires an organized, highly motivated, creative, and self-confident individual who can work effectively with diverse stakeholders on multiple projects at once.
- Candidate will need access to a car for neighborhood fieldwork 1 day a week.
- Candidate should also have a strong interest in one or more of the following topics: housing policy, energy policy, sustainable development and neighborhood revitalization
Hours: 40 per week max. Compensation: $15-$16.50 per hour based on experience; plus mileage reimbursement
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Seema Iyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and so early submissions are strongly encouraged.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Company: CATCH!, University of Glasgow
Research Associate in Volunteered Geographic Information Analysis
The purpose of this role is to make a leading contribution to the project
CATCH! Citizen’s at the City’s Heart. Specifically, the role will require
expert knowledge in the area of volunteered geographic information (VGI)
analysis, with a particular focus on how to deal with the privacy concerns
associated with this form of data. The post-holder will also be required
to contribute to the formulation and submissions of research publications
and research proposals as well as help manage and direct a complex and
challenging project as opportunities allow.
Full-time / 2 years
Salary: £33,574 - £37,768
Based in Glasgow, Scotland at the Urban Big Data
Centre, University of Glasgow
Closing date: 14th February 2016
To view the full job description and apply, click here.
Location: Washington DC Region
Job Description: City and Urban Planners
The Asset Management Business Line for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in the Washington Region is looking for city and urban planners, realty specialists, architects, landscape architects, engineers, or related disciplines who are interested in becoming a part of their team to provide facility and land use master planning, plan facility repair and construction projects, and project manage planning contracts fora wide range of facility types at installations throughout the DC metropolitan region. Project locations include: Washington Navy Yard, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Naval Support Activity South Potomac, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, etc.
There are a number of positions available. Licensed professionals are desired but not required. The positions available are at the entry-level intern GS-7 to GS-12 level, with pay ranging up to $99K. NAVFACoffers numerous benefits, including a maximum 40-hour workweek, healthcare, retirement benefits,flexible work schedule, telework, and all government holidays. Interested candidates must be able toobtain a security clearance. Travel is limited to the Washington, DC, region.
For more information about NAVFAC and working for the Navy see NAVFAC’s web page and click on“Jobs”: https://navfac.navy.mil/
For further information or to submit a resume, please contact Vincent Parlegreco, Asset Management Product LineCoordinator at email@example.com
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Company: CASA de Maryland
Job Description: Housing and Community Development Manager
CASA's mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. Our vision is a future with diverse and thriving communities living free from discrimination and fear, working together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all. CASA has a sister organization, CASA in Action, a separate, but related, nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although CASA and CASA in Action share a common goal of supporting immigrants and low-income people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, they are separate organizations with their own board of directors. A set of employees at the two organizations, including the person filling this position, shares their time between the two organizations. This has no effect on salary or benefits.
The Schools and Community Development Department (SCD) spearheads the integration of place-based and people-based strategies focusing on systemic change within education, housing, transportation, and community development on the local, state, and national level. The SCD houses SOMOS Langley Park, a promise neighborhood initiative; the Fair Development Coalition, a grassroots partnership; housing advocacy & development; Prince George's County's two International High Schools; and Learning Together. Our goal is to advocate for transformational change through partnerships and collaboration while supporting and addressing the individual needs of immigrant students and their families through service referrals and training.
CASA's Schools and Community Development team seeks a manager that is a progressive leader who believes in breaking down silos, advocating for housing and community development rights, and enjoys building and strengthening partnerships. The team looks for a manager that will lead the conversation about housing and community development issues on the local, state, and federal level; oversee and expand CASA's place-based initiative (SOMOS Langley park); expand and strengthen CASA's community development initiatives; and build, strengthen and expand CASA's real estate development initiative. The manager will also lead, support, and/or coordinate CASA-wide campaigns.
· Build, manage, strengthen, and expand CASA's housing, community development, and place-based coalitions, i.e., SOMOS Langley Park (a place-based collaborative), Fair Development Coalition (a grassroots coalition), and Public Safety Working Committee. Support and be an active member of partner coalitions.
· Plan, manage, and execute briefings, events, hearings, town halls etc. Attend and support partners' events.
· Plan, implement, and support local, state and federal advocacy agenda. Passionately lobby local and state officials on immigrant rights issues and take leadership on housing and community development matters.
· Monitor legislative and administrative proposals and develop a plan to address proposals.
· Plan, design, build, implement, strengthen, and expand CASA's cooperative program.
· Prospect purchase/rehab opportunities for real estate development, focusing on multi-family.
· Manage the development process, including the pre-development phase through project completion and working with outside consultants.
· Develop and strengthen strategic relationships with municipalities.
· Develop, strengthen, and expand strategic relationships and partnerships with local, state, and federal government, elected, and private sector officials.
· Develop and maintain strategic relationships with policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, industry executives, leading experts, and members.
· Aggressively identify, write, and submit funding proposals and complete funding reports.
· Be an external spokesperson for the organization on media outlets, coalitions, etc.
· Lead and support internal coordination on housing and community development campaigns and projects.
· Represent community interests in planning and development negotiations with county officials in and outside core focus areas.
· Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, training, and retaining employees. Supervise an Advocacy Specialist and Policy Analyst.
· Serve as a member and a strategic partner of CASA's management team.
EDUCATION,CERTIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
· Minimum 5 years of related experience.
· Bachelor's Degree, required.
· Master's Degree, preferred.
· Housing development experience, strongly preferred.
· A demonstrative commitment to immigrant rights and progressive issues.
· A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders.
· Lobbying experience, required.
· Progressive, forward thinker.
· Ability to work "outside of the box."
· A history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
· Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
· Affordable Housing and Community Development policy and advocacy experience, preferred.
· Bilingual, preferred.
· Mission-oriented, Results driven, team player, passionate, and highly motivated, required.
· Communicate clearly, write well, speak eloquently, and are able to explain just about anything to anyone. And, you are comfortable communicating in writing and on the phone.
· Motivated and self-driven. Volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked.
· Open to learning new things and learning quickly, and rolling with the punches when things change.
For more information, or to apply, please look here.
Location: Frederick, MD
Company: City of Frederick
Job Description: Planner II
This is a professional position with the City of Frederick, Maryland, responsible for a variety of development review functions, including but not limited to the technical review of community master plans, major subdivisions and site plans; the collection, analysis, and reporting of data and trends related to various urban issues affecting the City; and outreach and education for residents, development review professionals, and decision makers on issues related to planning and development review in the City. The Planner II position will receive direct supervision from the Manager of Current Planning and will supervise other staff on a project specific basis. Regular hours for this position are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. with occasional work required after hours to attend public meetings.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- A master's degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning or a related field considered useful in city planning or a bachelor's degree with work experience may be substituted for the master's degree.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning, zoning regulations, historic preservation, forest conservation, and land subdivision.
For more information on the position, and to apply, click here. Questions? Contact Joseph Adkins, Deputy Director for Planning, 301/600-1655
Location: Spencer, NC
Company: The Town of Spencer
Job Description: Land Management Director
The Town of Spencer is seeking a motivated, ambitious self-starter with strong work ethic to join our team as Land Management Director in our small but fast-paced town. Position manages the planning, zoning, code enforcement and overall community development programs within the town. Serves as advisor to various town boards. Requires a Bachelor's degree in urban planning, public administration or related area; 2 years of progressively more responsible planning experience; supervisory experience; OR equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Spencer is home of the North Carolina Transportation Museum and is a N.C. Main Street community. Salary DOQ, excellent benefits. Submit application, cover letter and resume to ATTN: Reid Walters Interim Town Manager, Town of Spencer, PO Box 45, Spencer, NC 28159-0045. For more information, click here. Spencer is an EOE.
Location: Washington, DC
Company: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Job Description: Research Associate
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is seeking to hire a Research Associate Assistant or (RA) – title commensurate with experience -- to join its federal budget and tax team. This role is an excellent opportunity for any of your students (or recent graduates) who have a strong quantitative background, a desire to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people, and an interest in shaping federal budget and tax policy. We will consider applicants graduating in May/June 2016 as well as applicants with earlier availability.
The full job description can be found at the following link:
This RA position offers an exceptional foundation for people seeking a career in public policy. Based in Washington D.C., the Center is a non-profit research organization with a national reputation for rigorous analysis of budget and tax policies and an ability to influence policy debates. Under the supervision of senior experts, the RA will receive strong training in producing relevant analyses on a range of federal budget, tax, and low-income policies, and a unique insight into federal policymaking. The RA will also participate in a program of skill and knowledge development sessions for early-career Center staff.
Former federal fiscal RAs have gone on to a wide range of analysis and policy roles. Some examples include working with the Council of Economic Advisers, the Office of Management and Budget, the National Economic Council in the White House, the Senate Finance Committee, and at non-partisan national and state research organizations.
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Company: Borough of State College
Job Description: Planner
The Borough of State College, Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for individuals interested in joining an innovative and entrepreneurial team as a Planner with the Boroughs planning and community development department. State College is located in beautiful central Pennsylvania with a population over 45,000 and includes the core campus for Penn State University. The position will support the Boroughs planning and community development efforts. Key responsibilities include the development and preparation of plans and reports and coordinating activities which will lead to the implementation of these plans, with a focus on areas of redevelopment and housing. The Planning Department is currently leading several exciting redevelopment initiatives and will soon be embarking on an update to the Boroughs zoning ordinance. This position is an excellent opportunity to work on projects that will have a lasting impact in a remarkable university community.
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and issues involving local government planning efforts with some knowledge of land development and zoning regulations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with good communications skills both orally and in writing; and be able to provide effective presentations to a wide variety of audiences. A masters degree in planning, urban studies, public administration or a related field and at least one year of related experience in local government planning is preferred. Must possess or obtain AICP designation within two years of employment. Any combination of education and experience which provides the required skills and abilities may be considered for the position. Preferred knowledge of and ability to use ArcGIS 10.0 or higher, Microsoft Office applications, and familiarity with demographic data (e.g. US Census). Knowledge of federal community development programs is also preferred.
The Planner position reports to the Planning Director. The salary range for this position is $52,367 to $64,407 plus a generous benefit package. To complete the online application, visit our website at www.statecollegepa.us/jobs; attach a cover letter, resume and writing samples. Deadline is December 31, 2015. State College Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Company: Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP
Job Description: Planner
Rummel, Klepper & Kahl is looking for a Planner. Job duties include the preparation and interpretation of technical information pertinent to transportation planning. Responsible for a broad range of transportation planning areas, including multi-modal planning, land use planning, corridor planning studies, transit service planning, travel trends analysis, freight movement, traffic engineering, alternative alignment studies, and geographic information systems. Support public involvement activities and agency coordination, as well as be responsible for technical report writing, data collection and data analysis and management. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Design or related field.
Interested applicants may mail resumes to William B. Wood, Human Resources Manager, Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP, 81 Mosher St., Baltimore, MD 21217
Location: Annapolis, MD
Company: CR Goodman Associates
Job Description: Architect/Designers/Planner
Annapolis-based firm with exciting projects on the boards is looking for experienced designers to join our team. Great opportunity with a growing firm. Looking for a Masters Degree in Architecture or Urban Planning. For more information, contact Sandy Goodman, AAHID, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC, 912 Commerce Road, Annapolis MD 21401, http://www.crgoodmanassociates.com
Location: Washington, DC
Company: Ayers Saint Gross
Job Description: Senior Planner Project Manager
Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners is a 150-person firm designing environments that support the creation and dissemination of knowledge and culture for major higher education, civic, and cultural institutions. With headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland and offices in Washington, DC and Arizona, our span is national with an increasing presence internationally.
Position Overview: We are looking for an experienced Senior Planner Project Manager to join our planning team in our Washington, DC office. The Senior Planner Project Manager will work in close coordination with the Principal in Charge to provide project leadership and management to multiple planning projects. We are looking for an energetic professional with a strong organizational skills to manage multi-disciplinary teams to provide collaborative, quality planning solutions. Projects typically overlap the disciplines of planning, architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and graphic design. Ideal candidates should have interest in problem solving for higher education and cultural clients.
- In close collaboration with the Principal in Charge, lead and manage planning projects.
- Work collaboratively with clients, consultants and internal team members.
- Manage internal team in the preparation of deliverables and conduct presentations to clients.
- Manage external consultants and contracts.
- Manage internal project finances and staffing. -
- Be able to travel to client sites as needed.
- Assist with marketing and business development activities.
Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning and/or Urban Design. Minimum of 10 years of related experience, preferably in higher education. Exceptional presentation and interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communications skills. Excellent analytical skills. Proficient with MS Office Suite, InDesign a plus. Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail. Self-starter and ability to work will with minimal supervision.
Why work at Ayers Saint Gross? - We are an employee-owned company - We encourage our employees to pursue local and professional advocacy groups - We provide the opportunity to help with pro-bono initiatives that brings Architecture to the community - We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401(k) and ESOP ASG is a respected leader in the community offering comprehensive benefits and a highly energized work environment. For additional information, please visit our website at www.asg-architects.com. Interested candidates should submit their resume, a letter of interest, and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the Subject line. Ayers Saint Gross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran. Internal Number: ASG15-11
LOCATION: Ellicott City, MD
Company: Ellicott City Partnership
Job Description: Executive Director
The Ellicott City Partnership (ECP) is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director, who will be responsible for coordinating commercial revitalization activities as a recognized Maryland Main Street. Applicants must have education and professional experience in one or more of the following areas: historic preservation, urban planning, economic development, retailing, marketing, design, volunteer management, nonprofit management, or small business development. Familiarity with the Main Street program preferred. The candidate must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment, and be able to work with a variety of local community groups. Excellent verbal, written and social media communication skills are essential. Successful grant writing experience a plus. The salary is negotiable, depending upon experience. Please submit your resume, letter of interest, and three references by November 23, 2015 to ECP_opportunity@yahoo.com.
LOCATION: Baltimore, MD
Job Description: Site/Civil Planner
TechniPower, Inc. is conducting a search for a Site/Civil Planner for a Civil Engineering firm that works heavily with the City of Baltimore. They are looking for students or recent graduates. If interested, please contact Nicole Crews, TechniPower, Inc., at email@example.com, 770-804-9977 or 800-898-5154.
LOCATION: Houston, TX
Company Name: City of Houston Planning & Development Department
Job Description: Planner (Development Services) - Several Positions open
The City Of Houston Planning & Development Department is looking to fill multiple Planner (Develpment Services) positions within our department. Information regarding all employment opportunities for the City of Houston can be found by visiting our website at http:/houstontx.gov/jobs and selecting the "Apply for a Job" option. For a direct link to the posting, use http://bit.ly/1jBjb1m. Individuals looking to apply must complete by the online application process by the closing date of October 30, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to email a copy of their resume and cover letter to Brian Crimmins, Chief of Staff, City of Houston Planning & Development Department, at Brian.Crimmins@houstontx.gov, to help expedited the application process. For more information about planning in Houston, please visit www.houstonplanning.com.
Students: Career Development Services
URSP Student Planning Association (SPA) hosts a career panel on campus each year, in which alumni and other local planning professionals provide our current students ideas and advice on successful job hunting. Please check back for dates.
Please check back soon for upcoming events.
Location: Aspen, CO, (plus other locations)
Company: Design Workshop
Date: 1/7/16 Application Deadline: 3/25/16
2016 Summer Internship Program
Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, land planning, urban design and strategic services firm, is pleased to announce their 2016 summer internship program for recent graduates as well as students pursuing degrees in landscape architecture, urban design and/or planning.
Assignments during the ten week internship, starting in June 2016, will vary and may include project research, site visits, sketching, computer production, design reviews and assisting on marketing proposals, ensuring interns are exposed to both the creative and business environment.
Design workshop will be hosting a virtual information session for all interested candidates on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 7-8pm MST. This presentation will give students an introduction to Design Workshop and give them a snapshot of “a day in the life” of a designer, followed by a question/answer session.
More information about our summer internship program can be found on our website. Design Workshop encourages applicants to apply through our online Employment Application. The application deadline for the 2016 Summer Internship Program is Friday, March 25, 2016. All summer internship finalists will be notified by April 29, 2016.
Location: Watertown, MA
Submission Deadline: 02/19/2016
Are you an enthusiastic student with big ideas for the built environment? Are you looking for a chance to work with a diverse, interdisciplinary team of designers and tackle some of the world’s most interesting design and planning challenges? Apply now for Sasaki's 2016 summer internship program!
The program kicks off with an interdisciplinary design charrette—a unique two-week project that serves as an introduction to the firm and the summer’s class of interns. Interns will then work on current Sasaki projects alongside our architects, landscape architects, planners, urban designers, strategists, civil engineers, and graphic designers. Sasaki’s interns get hands on experience, develop valuable relationships, and gain a deep understanding of how a leading firm operates and innovates.
An internship with Sasaki offers an invaluable opportunity for professional growth as well as a fun and memorable summer experience. When you work at Sasaki, you sign up to work alongside a diverse group of design professionals who bring their whole selves to work. We are proud of the culture we continuously cultivate here, which supports and celebrates people being people.
Interested? Here is what you need to know:
The program runs 10 weeks, from June 6, 2016 through August 12, 2016.
Submissions must be received by February 19, 2016.
Interviews will take place the week of March 14, 2016.
Notifications will be made by April 4, 2016.
Only complete applications will be reviewed. Candidates must upload: (You can upload up to 5 files throughout the application process and each attachment is limited to 10MB. If your file is too large, please divide it into smaller files and distinctly label.):
-One page explanation of goals and expectations for the Summer Intern Program
One faculty letter of recommendation must be mailed by February 19, 2016 to:
Sasaki Associates, Inc.
C/O Summer Internship Program
64 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Apply now for Sasaki's paid 2016 summer Internship program!
For more information, please click here.
Location: Arlington, VA
Company: Arlington County Zoning Department
Job Description: Intern
Arlington County Zoning Department, Office of Community Planning, Housing and Development, is looking for an intern beginning in January 2016. This is an unpaid internship, working 20-30 hours per week. This position is metro accessible.
- Assist staff with the redistribution of site plan documents, specifically the review and transfer of site plan documents from individual plan reviewer files to central black notebooks.
- Assist staff with the redistribution of site plan documents, specifically the review and transfer of site plan documents from individual plan reviewer files to central black notebooks.
- Assist with the inventory of expired plans, as follows:
- Check for CO’s
- Check for scanned plan in On Base System
- Document expired plan and recycle excess plan.
- Assist staff with the inventory of site plan photographic record notebooks to the custody of the Virginia Room curator at the Central Library.
- Assist staff with the inventory of material boards and façade elevations plan, including:
- Catalogue existing material boards and façade elevations
- Photograph material boards
- Dispose of outdated, unwanted material boards
- Work with staff in conducting research and special projects as assigned.
- Assist staff in the preparation of Violation Notice Letters and Notices.
- Conduct basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management and customer service.
If interested, send cover letter and resume to David Hunter, Sr, AICP, Deputy Zoning Administrator, DNhunter@arlingtonva.us
Location: Washington, DC
Company: NoMa BID Staff
Date: December 8, 2015
Job Description: Planning & Economic Development Intern, Part Time
The Planning & Economic Development Intern will assist the NoMa BID Staff in planning and research related projects that contribute to the overall appeal, utility, and prosperity of the NoMa neighborhood. The intern will create maps, charts, and other collateral to visually communicate activity, development, and infrastructure in the neighborhood.
The intern will assist with planning and economic development in a variety of tasks, including project research, data collection, and map making. In addition, the intern may support the marketing team in designing materials and supporting NoMa BID events.
ABOUT THE NOMA BID
NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested approximately $5 billion in the 35-block area in the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 17 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. NoMa is now home to roughly 45,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF leased in the last five years. More than 3,900 apartments have been built recently or are under construction. NoMa has unparalleled transportation options, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to nine Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
The NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization created by the District of Columbia Council in March 2007 to serve the NoMa area. The NoMa BID is funded by a special assessment collected from property owners in the BID boundaries. The NoMa BID supports the neighborhood through eco- nomic development, transportation and infrastructure coordination, marketing, public relations, beautification, landscaping, daily public space cleaning and oversight, and more. The NoMa BID also organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year to connect friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit www.nomabid.org.
HOURS AND DURATION:
Part-time, 20 hour-a-week commitment between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday for the Spring with opportunity for extension.
Working proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Experience using ArcMap GIS is preferred. Strong Microsoft Excel and writing skills are required. Interns must be a third or fourth year undergraduate or graduate student.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to NoMa BID Economic Research Associate Ben Rickelman at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1st, 2016; work samples in PDF format are encouraged but not required. No phone calls, please.
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Company: Hyattsville Community Development Corp
Date: December 8, 2015
Job Description: Part-time, Unpaid Internship
The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC), a local non-profit community organization serving Hyattsville, the Gateway Arts District, and the Route 1 Corridor, seeks part-time interns for Winter 2016 and Spring 2016. This is an unpaid, part time internship with a flexible work schedule and environment that fosters creativity and independence. Current students can receive class credit.
Interns will work in varying capacities to assist in project development, community outreach, and local arts programming.
Desired qualities include a combination of the following: knowledge of public policy, community development, planning, grant writing, real estate development, or facility with basic web development tools.
Project Management and Planning
- The intern will be introduced to live project management and project planning on an array of current ongoing projects. Project placement will be based on both personal interests as well as the current priorities of the organization.
Program Research and Review
- The intern will perform necessary research for ongoing projects. Research findings and reports will be used to guide project direction.
Communications and Outreach
- The intern will use different communication strategies, including social media and web-based platforms to reach out to the public. - The intern will provide and maintain content for promotional websites under the CDC’s guidance. Content may include maps created using GIS software.
Previous interns have tackled zoning and land use, preliminary planning proposals, sector plan feasibility, GIS data, arts festival event planning, public art proposals and small business assistance.
In addition for Spring 2016, we are also seeking bilingual candidates (Spanish/English) to assist in specific assignments related to our growing Spanish-speaking community. Responsibilities include: translating outreach materials, drafting correspondence, communicating with local business owners, on-site implementation during events, and other activities as needed.
The Hyattsville CDC works to foster the arts in public places; promote sustainable economic development; facilitate and engage in revitalization activities.
For more questions, please contact: Justin Fair, Economic Development Coordinator, at (301) 683-8267 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
There are two forms of financial assistance available to URSP students, as listed below.
Graduate teaching or research assistantships
Some of our students serve as teaching assistants (TAs) for our undergraduate courses, while others assistant with a faculty member’s research project (RAs). Some of the RA positions are with the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education. The assistantships are either part time (10 hours per week) or full-time (20 hours per week), in exchange for which the student receives a stipend, tuition remission, and participation in the Maryland State Employees health Insurance Program. A part-time TA or RA receives 5 hours of tuition remission for each semester worked, while a full-time TA or RA receives 10 hours of tuition remission for each semester worked. Both part-time and full TAs and GAs are charged the in-state Maryland tuition rate for any credits above 5 (or 10) that they take in a given semester. We have a limited number of these positions each semester.
For information on URSP GA or TA positions, contact Jim Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 405-6795. Please note that GA positions are available through other University of Maryland departments, programs or offices. Several of our students have received part or full-time GA positions in other campus programs in recent years. Notices and descriptions of these positions are available at https://ejobs.umd.edu under “Graduate Assistants”.
Information on student loans is available at the Office of Student Financial Aid at http://financialaid.umd.edu/osfa/for_graduate.php. Information on financial aid for international students is available at http://financialaid.umd.edu/osfa/for_international.php.