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> Design Intern
> Urban Ecology seeks a resourceful and creative Design Intern to assist
> various design, graphics and research projects for the winter break
> potentially the spring semester.
> Urban Ecology, a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit, believes that
> neighborhoods are the building blocks of healthy cities and
> We envision an environmentally sound and socially just Bay Area in
> low-income urban neighborhoods become thriving communities that
> offer a
> range of
> jobs, a mix of housing types, different kinds of open spaces and
> choices for
> transportation. For more information, please see www.urbanecology.org.
> Job Description:
> The intern will assist with the planning and design for a bicycle and
> pedestrian path along the BART corridor between Lake Merritt (in
> Oakland) and Hayward
> in the East Bay. The East Bay Greenway will provide recreation
> and alternative transportation connections in underserved
> Currently, we are in the site analysis phase, gathering information
> about the
> site and synthesizing that information onto maps that can be used at
> Main Tasks:
> 1. Map key neighborhood features from reference maps and City
> Neighborhood Maps. Map drawing and labeling will be in Illustrator.
> 2. Create a detailed site inventory and analysis plan for the
> map will provide the basis for the community workshops and design
> site map will focus on the length of Greenway and approximately 1.5
> blocks on
> either side. The site map will be created using a combination of
> and AutoCAD.
> 3. Conduct site visits to collect and verify information in the field.
> 4. Help prepare for community meetings and research trail design
> 5. Additional tasks may include administrative support, research on
> regulations, drafting concept level designs, mapping crime statistics
> collision rates along the Greenway, and assisting with other design
> outreach projects.
> Skills and Qualifications:
> The successful candidate will:
> - Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program in landscape
> urban design, or architecture.
> - Have hand drawing or sketching proficiency, as well experience with
> AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
> - Be knowledgeable about site inventory and analysis techniques as
> the design process.
> - Be skilled at graphically communicating a large amount of
> in a
> clear format.
> In addition, the following characteristics would be very valuable:
> - Experience conducting extensive site inventory and analyses
> - Experience with urban trails
> - Familiarity with the communities along the proposed Greenway:
> Oakland, San
> Leandro, and Hayward.
> - Ability to speak Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, or Mandarin.
> The position will be full time up to 5 weeks, depending on winter
> schedules, with the potential to continue part time during the spring
> The internship is for a standard 40-hour work week over winter break
> with the
> potential to continue with 10 hours per week during the spring
> semester. Our
> offices are fully accessible, and located in downtown San
> Francisco, at
> Montgomery Street BART Station.
> Please submit:
> - A cover letter, or statement of interest in the position,
> - A resume, and
> - Three to five pages (8.5 x 11) of samples of work that demonstrates
> facility with communication of design ideas.
> Please submit the above items by November 15, 2006 to:
> Katherine Melcher
> Urban Ecology
> 582 Market Street, Suite 1020
> San Francisco, CA 94104
> For more information, please contact: katherine@...
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