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Unpaid internship - San Francisco - Greenbelt Alliance - Policy Internship

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... From: Planning Jobs | Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley Date: Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM Subject:
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      From: Planning Jobs | Department of City and Regional Planning at
      Berkeley <webmaster@...>
      Date: Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM
      Subject: Planning Jobs - Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley

      Policy Internship

      Posted: 02 Sep 2011 10:48 AM PDT

      Greenbelt Alliance seeks a motivated individual to provide policy
      research support for our campaigns for open space protection and
      better city planning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

      Greenbelt Alliance is the San Francisco Bay Area’s advocate for open
      spaces and vibrant places. Founded in 1958, we work to make the Bay
      Area a better place to live by protecting the region’s greenbelt and
      improving the livability of our cities and towns. We have helped
      protect over 1.1 million acres of farmlands, parks, watersheds and
      other open space. We are also a leading advocate for the creation of
      livable communities: walkable neighborhoods near transit, shops, and
      jobs, with homes people can afford.



      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 development?

 • 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 comment letters


 This position requires a 2 to 5 day a week commitment
      for at least three months starting immediately; a six-month commitment
      is strongly preferred. Interns are expected to adhere to a regular
      schedule, but working hours are flexible and interns can generally
      choose this schedule. Most work must be completed between 9am and 5pm
      weekdays in the Greenbelt Alliance main office in downtown San
      Francisco. This location is BART and MUNI accessible and public
      transportation is encouraged. The position is unpaid. Travel
      reimbursement is available for interns working more than 30 hours a
      week who can demonstrate financial need. 


Greenbelt Alliance is seeking candidates with strong
      quantitative and qualitative research skills, strong writing skills,
      and a friendly and professional demeanor. Knowledge of urban planning
      or land use policies is highly desired. Ideal candidates should have
      strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently to
      meet deadlines. Excel and one year of GIS experience are required.
      Graduate students and recent college graduates are encouraged to
      apply, but advanced undergraduates will also be considered.


 This position is an excellent opportunity to have an
      impact on land use decisions throughout the Bay Area. The intern will
      meet professionals from around the region and will learn about
      environmental and urban planning issues while developing a network of
      contacts and references in the non-profit field. When applying for
      future jobs, interns will be able to point to tangible results from
      their work and describe discrete projects that they led. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to Adam Garcia, Policy
      Researcher, at agarcia@.... Please 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.

 Firm Name: Greenbelt Alliance Location:
      631 Howard St, Ste 510 San Francisco, CA 94510 Payment: Unpaid
      Contact: Ken Lavin Email: klavin@... Phone: Posted: Sep 2,
      2011 Category: Community Development Start Date: 1969-12-31
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