Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Posted on: December 22, 2010
Category: Government / Policy
Greenbelt Alliance is seeking an intern to provide policy research
support for our campaigns for open space protection and better city
planning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Knowledge of urban
planning or land use policies is helpful. Excel and GIS skills
required. Graduate students and recent college graduates are
encouraged to apply, but advanced undergraduates will also be
The Policy Intern will provide policy support to Greenbelt Alliance
campaign leads. Tasks may include:
• GIS-based research – for example, what is the historic rate of
urbanization of land in the Bay Area compared to population growth?
• Policy research – for example, what new zoning tools could Sonoma
County implement to prevent rural parcelization and sprawl
• GIS system development – updating and improving Greenbelt Alliance’s
GIS data layers
• Emissions analysis – using the URBEMIS software package to calculate
estimated greenhouse gas emissions from development proposals
• Analysis of public documents – for example, reviewing draft Specific
Plans and Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and drafting formal
The position requires a 2 to 5 days/week commitment for 3 to 6 months.
Working hours are flexible, but most work must be completed between
9am and 5pm weekdays in the Greenbelt Alliance main office in downtown
This is an unpaid internship. Please send a resume and cover letter to
Adam Garcia, Policy Researcher, at agarcia@...
include the date you would be available to start work. Applications
will be evaluated as they arrive; the position is open until filled.
Greenbelt Alliance values a diverse workplace and is an equal
opportunity employer. People of color, women, people of all sexual
orientation, trans and gender non-conforming people, and individuals
of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please check our
website www.greenbelt.org for more information.