Community Planning Division Intern
The Community Planning Division is seeking part-time, work-study or academic credit interns during the fall semester. Primary tasks will relate to Philadelphia2035 comprehensive planning work (www.phila2035.org) and general community planning. Responsibilities include: general research on various topics, including demographics, transportation and best practices; create maps and graphics for plan documents; and assist in the preparation of materials for public meetings. Secondary tasks will relate to the completion of planning analysis projects throughout the city of Philadelphia. These include: assisting in the facilitation of public meetings; taking photographs and assist with other fieldwork; performing general project administration duties. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills as well as strong urban design and graphic design skills. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and ArcGIS is preferred.
Implementation Team Intern
This intern will work with the Implementation Team in the office of the Deputy Executive Director of the Planning Commission on the implementation of Philadelphia 2035: The Comprehensive Plan. This position requires the use of GIS as well as report and graphic creation software, database management familiarity is appreciated. One task will be to research property dimensions for zoning ordinances. The ordinances are legal documents and need to be very accurate, therefore every dimension must be checked and mapped from the legal descriptions of property deeds. An interest in zoning is important as there will be projects that revolve around amendments and additions to Philadelphia’s Code. There will also be work in crafting RFPs and responding to grant requests to advance the recommendations of Philadelphia 2035 District Plans. This intern needs to have problem solving and strong organizational skills in order to track and develop multiple work products at a time.
Urban Design Intern
Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Urban Design Division, MCP Candidate for internship, FALL, 2016. Typically, 8-10 hours per week. Looking for candidate with strong design and graphic skills, as well as analytical and writing skills. Ability to use Adobe CS5 Suite, SketchUp and have a basic working knowledge of GIS. Must be work-study or work-study eligible, or internship must yield academic credit.
Planning and Policy Analysis Intern
Intern assistance is needed to assist staff in the development and implementation of policy and program guidance for Planning Commission activities and inter-agency partnerships. Updated guidance is regularly required in support of Philadelphia2035 plans, special studies, and new initiatives. Assignments may range across such topics as economic and community development, demographics, transportation, land use, housing, environmental resources, capital programming, public health and Healthy Communities, parks and recreation, and sustainability. Intern tasks typically include: data collection and evaluation; research on policy and development trends; site visits and field work, and GIS-based analysis. Interns are also encouraged to participate in PCPC meetings and community outreach activities. Graduate students or upper-level undergraduates preferred. Quantitative and GIS skills especially helpful. Work-Study positions could potentially continue into spring 2016.
The Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is the outreach and education entity of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. The Director is interested in hiring an intern for 15 -20 hours per week who is interested in assisting with outreach activities and classes delivered to “citizen planners” who have earned their seats through an application process. The intern’s duties may include, but may not be limited to the following:
• management of applications,
• tracking "graduates" of the CPI program,
• developing educational materials,
• working with CPI faculty,
• participant spreadsheet management and website updating,
• development of metrics,
• development of marketing materials (depending on design skills/interest),
• researching best practices.
Part of the intern’s work-study hours may include Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 9:30pm (CPI class night). Work may also include on-site participation and general support of an after-school planning-based program (twice a week) for 6th -8th graders in North Central Philadelphia.
The position would suit an outgoing enthusiastic detail-oriented student interested in community planning and citizen advocacy issues. Basic MS Office proficiency required. The position is work-study eligible. If academic credit is preferred, the Director will work with the intern to ensure the scope of responsibilities meets his/her objectives and interests.
Historic Preservation Intern
The Historical Commission is seeking part-time, work-study or academic credit interns during the fall semester to work on historic preservation projects. Responsibilities include: historical research for upcoming district plans; creating maps and graphics for plan documents; historical and architectural surveys; and preparing nominations to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Secondary tasks will relate to the completion of planning analysis projects throughout the city of Philadelphia. These include: taking photographs and assisting with other fieldwork, and performing general project administration duties. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills as well as strong urban design and graphic design skills. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate level Historic Preservation program.