Paid internship - San Francisco - Bay Area LISC - Green Jobs & Neighborhood Planning
- INTERN ANNOUNCEMENT
Green Jobs & Neighborhood Planning Summer Intern
LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORPORATION (LISC), BAY AREA OFFICE
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is seeking a full-time Green
Jobs & Neighborhood Planning
Summer Intern to support our green jobs and neighborhood planning
initiative in the Bay Area.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a national nonprofit
501(c) (3) organization with a local
focus, which is represented by thirty-two field offices across the
country. Since 1981, Bay Area LISC has
partnered with community development organizations to transform distressed
neighborhoods into healthy ones ? good places to live, do business, work,
and raise families. We have
built the field of affordable housing by providing nonprofit community
developers with the skills,
information, and financial support they need to be effective agents of
change. Bay Area LISC has broadbased
expertise in affordable housing, community economic development,
organizational development, energy efficiency and green development.
Our newest Neighborhoods Excelling Together, or NEXT initiative,
integrates ?green neighborhood
planning? concepts into community development. Bay Area LISC?s Green
Connection program is
working to support green collar jobs and workforce development, green
affordable housing rehabilitation
and development, equitable access to healthy foods and open spaces, as
well as deeper civic engagement
for our targeted low-income communities in the Bay Area. Our pilot
programs are beginning in the
neighborhoods of Nystrom in Richmond, in Excelsior and Chinatown in San
Francisco, and in Lower San
Antonio in Oakland.
For more information about national LISC and Bay Area LISC visit our
websites at www.liscnet.org and
The Green Jobs & Neighborhood Planning Summer Intern will support Bay Area
LISC?s efforts to
advance our new "green neighborhood planning" initiative. Specifically,
the intern will map green jobs
and neighborhood planning stakeholders and resources throughout the Bay
Area, with particular attention
in the City of Richmond. The intern will evaluate the linkages and/or gaps
in the system that supports
green job development and training in Richmond. The intern will assist in
the development of a
?Grassroots Guide to Green Neighborhoods,? a community-led green
neighborhood toolkit for local
residents, community groups, and neighborhood leaders in the Bay Area.
This guide will present green
jobs and neighborhood planning stakeholders and resources, case studies,
and lessons learned for the Bay
Area, with the intention that this guide may later be used as replicable
green jobs and neighborhood
planning model for other regions. The Intern will report directly to the
Green Connection Assistant
Program Officer, with the oversight and support of the Director of
Neighborhood Development &
? A Master?s degree candidate in urban planning, economics, public policy,
sustainable development or
a related field.
? Experience in workforce, community development, affordable housing,
green building, and/or
economic development is preferred.
Minimum experience and skills include the following:
? Strong interest in green neighborhood planning and workforce
? Demonstrated ability to work professionally and productively with
individuals and communities of
diverse racial, ethnic, economic, social and educational backgrounds.
? Strong interest in programs to assist lower-income households and
? Strong interpersonal communication skills.
? Computer skills; word processing and spreadsheet capabilities are
? Strong personal initiative and organizational skills.
? Ability to work independently.
Preferred skills and experience include:
? Familiarity with green neighborhood planning and workforce development
stakeholders and resources in
the Bay Area.
? Experience working in our targeted communities.
LISC offers a competitive stipend.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter
describing their interest in the position.
Search: Green Jobs & Neighborhood Planning Intern
Bay Area LISC
369 Pine Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94104
DEADLINE: Position available immediately and open until filled.
LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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