... Employer: Urban Ecology Division: N/A Title: Urban Design Intern Description: Urban Ecology seeks a resourceful and creative Urban Design Intern to assist
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, May 4, 2006
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Urban Design Intern
Urban Ecology seeks a resourceful and creative
Urban Design Intern to assist with various planning, design, and research
projects. In this summer-long position, the intern will work under our
Community Design Director on hand or computer drawing, basic GIS mapping,
on-site photography, research, and graphic layouts of drawings and maps
The work will focus on the development of community spaces, including child
care centers, clinics, community centers, streetscapes, and housing. The
intern’s work will focus on several tools that Urban Ecology is currently
developing to promote:
- adaptive re-use of historic structures, such as school buildings, for
community facilities or housing,
- planning and design tools to facilitate conditional use permits for community
facilities and affordable housing, and
- resources for promoting sustainable neighborhoods.
The work on these projects will include research, site analysis and conceptual
graphic representations. In addition, interns, like all employees, are
also expected to undertake a small number of more general office or administrative
tasks over the course of their employment. It is expected that this non-project
work will occupy less than 20% of the intern’s time, and will expose the
intern to several aspects of the day-to-day operations of a not-for-profit
The successful candidate will:
- be enrolled in a degree program in architecture, urban design, or city
planning with a design concentration or background,
- have successfully completed at least two semester design studios in architecture,
landscape architecture, or urban design,
- be comfortable working with people from diverse, low-income communities,
- have hand drawing or sketching proficiency, as well experience with AutoCAD,
Photoshop, InDesign, or ArcView GIS software.
In addition, the following characteristics would be very valuable:
- knowledge of state and local policies such as zoning regulations and
affordable housing subsidies,
- familiarity with gentrification, traffic calming, energy efficiency,
and other issues facing Bay Area communities, and
- Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese or other language skills.
The position will last up to 12 weeks, beginning on or after May 30. Pay
rates are as follows:
- Graduate student w/ federal work-study subsidy: $20/hr
- Graduate student w/o federal work-study subsidy: $18/hr
- Undergraduate student w/ federal work-study subsidy: $16/hr
- Undergraduate student w/o federal work-study subsidy: $14/hr
Students need to confirm their own work-study eligibility with their university’s
financial aid office. The internship is for a standard 35-hour workweek.
Our offices are fully accessible, and located in downtown San Francisco,
at the Montgomery Street BART Station.
Non-Profit, Social & Community Services
Social Science/Urban and Regional Planning
Desired Class Level(s):
Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
Based on experience
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