Summer Landscape Design Intern Position
Summer Landscape Design Intern Needed
Urban Ecology, a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit, believes that vibrant neighborhoods are the building blocks of healthy cities and sustainable regions. We envision an environmentally sound and socially just Bay Area in which 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.
Urban Ecology seeks a resourceful and creative Landscape Design Intern to assist with various design, graphics and research projects for the summer.
The intern’s work will focus on two projects:
¤ Layout, graphic design and research for a report documenting Urban Ecology’s plan for the schoolyard at Garfield Elementary in East Oakland.
¤ Research and graphic design for a greenway project in East Oakland.
The work on these projects will include research, site analysis, on-site photography, conceptual graphic representations, and graphic layout. 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 organization.
Skills and Qualifications:
The successful candidate will:
¤ be enrolled in a degree or certificate program in landscape architecture,
¤ have successfully completed at least two design studios in landscape architecture or urban design,
¤ have experience working with diverse, low-income communities, and
¤ have hand drawing or sketching proficiency, as well experience with AutoCAD, ArcView GIS, Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator.
In addition, the following characteristics would be very valuable:
¤ experience designing schoolyards, physical fitness/play environments, and school gardens
¤ experience designing urban trails
¤ 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:
With federal work-study
Without work-study subsidy
Current graduate student
Current undergraduate student
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.
¤ 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 your facility with communication of design ideas.
Please submit the above listed items to: Amy Tanner, Urban Ecology
582 Market Street, Suite 1020; San Francisco, CA 94104