SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE (Multiple Divisions)Bookmark This
NYC Dept. of City Planning
New York City
New York, NY
DescriptionThe Department of City Planning (DCP) promotes strategic growth, transit-oriented development and sustainable communities to enhance quality of life in the City. This is achieved in part by initiating comprehensive, consensus-based planning and zoning changes for individual neighborhoods and business districts, as well as establishing policies and zoning regulations applicable citywide. The Department supports the City Planning Commission and each year reviews approximately 450 land use applications for actions such as zoning changes, special permits and other discretionary approvals. It assists both government agencies and the public by providing policy analysis and technical assistance relating to housing, transportation, community facilities, demography, waterfront and public space.
The Department is seeking talented undergraduate and graduate students with a focus on planning, urban design, public policy, technology or related fields for summer internships. Interns will have the opportunity to work in one of DCP’s divisions including the Borough Offices, Urban Design, Zoning, Waterfront and Open Space, and Geographic Information Systems. Please visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/about/dcp_divisions_2014_summer_intern.pdf for the full list of participating divisions and to find an internship that best matches your interests and studies.
Under supervision, Interns will participate in a variety of capacities ranging from data collection to research to organizing materials for presentations to the Community and the City Planning Commission.
START DATE: June 9th, 2014, flexible
END DATE: Flexible
SCHEDULE: 6-10 week internship; hours and days are flexible; varies with division
COMPENSATION: Unpaid/potential academic credit
TO APPLY: Visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/about/dcp_divisions_2014_summer_intern.pdf, send cover letter (with mention of up to 3 preferred divisions), resume, work sample (where applicable) to DCPrecruit@planning.nyc.gov. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 17, 2014
THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A COPY OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE IN THE PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT DIVISION. THE DEPARTMENT MAKES AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED APPLICANTS.
Requirements• Undergraduate and/or graduate students with an interest in planning, geography, GIS, urban design, architecture, environmental studies, public policy, or related fields.
• Proficiency with ArcGIS/GIS/AutoCAD/Adobe Creative Suite/Google SketchUp, and other related applications.
• Familiarity with computer software including, but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and
• Enthusiasm about planning issues in New York City.
• Motivated self-starter -able to work independently, and complete tasks in a timely fashion.