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Internships with the San Francisco Planning Department

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  • Dayana Salazar
    Dear MUP students, alumni and friends, I am forwarding an announcement for three paid internship positions with the San Francisco Planning Department Best
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 9, 2010
      Dear MUP students, alumni and friends,

      I am forwarding an announcement for three paid internship positions with
      the San Francisco Planning Department

      Best regards,


      Dayana Salazar
      Executive Director
      CommUniverCity San Jose

      Professor and Chair
      Urban and Regional Planning Department
      San Jose State University
      San Jose, CA 95192-0185
      Phone: (408) 924-5854
      Fax: (408) 924-5872

      Three paid positions are available for this year¹s summer internship
      $18/hour, 40 hours per week for 12 weeks

      APRIL 2 , 2010

      APRIL 23, 2010

      JUNE 1, 2010

      AUGUST 20, 2010

      How to Apply

      Applications are due April 2, 2010, and should include:
      Letter of intent, including educational and professional background,
      career focus and identification of which project
      you are applying for (see below for for more information about this
      year¹s projects)
      Letter of Recommendation
      Portfolio (max 11x17) for GIS Archaeological mapping position only

      Send Application Packet to:
      S. F. Planning Department Internship Program
      Attn. Nora Priego-Ramos
      1650 Mission St., Suite 400
      San Francisco, CA 94105

      Internship Projects

      (1) Environmental Analysis
      Archeological Mapping
      The Planning Department maintains an on-going archeological mapping &
      database project that uses GIS to create maps and
      associated databases for distinct San Francisco archeological themes. To
      date Archeo GIS projects have been completed for
      Prehistoric San Francisco, Hispanic Period San Francisco (1776-1848), and
      Yerba Buena Period San Francisco (1835-1850).
      and Various archeological themes yet to be developed include Shipwrecks
      Buried Ships, the Gold Rush Period,
      Cemeteries, Child-Saving Charities, 19th Century Industrial sites,
      Prostitution Houses, 19 th Century Public Amusements,
      19 th Century Refuse, and distinct themes for individual
      ethnic/racial/ethno-religious groups important in San Francisco
      history including the Chinese, Jewish, Russian, French, German, and
      African-American. In addition to GIS skills, the
      internship may require some primary literature research but this will
      on the archeological theme selected. The
      Summer Intern and MEA will select an archeological GIS theme for the
      2009 Internship Project based on intern¹s
      interest and expertise.

      Required Skills: GIS, preferably ESRI GIS programs (ArcGIS, ArcEditor,
      * Please submit a portfolio for this project demonstrating
      ability/knowledge of GIS.

      (2) City Design Group
      San Francisco Public Life and Public Space Program
      In an effort to raise the profile of pedestrian needs, the San Francisco
      Public Life and Public Space Program collects
      use and satisfaction data of key neighborhood commercial streets, which
      then compliments the wealth of information
      already collected on vehicle use. This research evaluates how well
      streetscape designs meet the activity needs of
      users, as well as establishes baseline pedestrian data for key routes
      then can be used to track the success of
      future streetscape improvements.

      (3) Historic Preservation
      Research and develop conditions of approval for historic preservation
      The selected applicant will work with both the Preservation and Code
      Enforcement Teams in the Planning Department to
      craft standardized conditions of approval for historic preservation
      projects. The work will include research on commonly
      accepted field standards for various types of historic preservation work.
      The conditions of approval will need to take
      into account other planning issues and entitlements outside of the
      Preservation Commission¹s purview; offer
      accountability and clear procedures for the project sponsor and the Code
      Enforcement Team; and allow for planners to
      review and finalize related permit applications.

      Develop a program to track and monitor Mills Act projects.
      San Francisco participates in the state sponsored Mills Act program that
      offers tax abatements to property owners of
      qualified historic properties. The intern will work with the City Tax
      Collector and Preservation staff in the Planning
      Department to develop a Mills Act tracking program to ensure there is
      compliance with the approved maintenance and rehab
      plans and to track the total tax reductions on a yearly basis. The work
      will include site inspections and research
      related to existing and proposed Mills Act projects.


      Nora Priego Ramos
      Executive Secretary ­ Administration Division
      1650 MISSION STREET ­ SUITE 400
      SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-2414
      TEL: 415.558.6399 ­ FAX: 415.558.6409
      WEBSITE: www.sfgov.org/planning

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