Internship - SF - Urban ecology - Urban Design Intern
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Urban EcologyDivision: N/ATitle: Urban Design InternDescription: 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 for presentation.
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 organization.
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, and
- 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.Location:
Northern CaliforniaPosition Type: Internship/Co-opJob Category: Non-Profit, Social & Community ServicesDesired Major(s): Social Science/Urban and Regional PlanningDesired Class Level(s): Junior, Senior, Graduate StudentSalary Range: Based on experience