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Paid internship - Oakland - Changelabs - Policy and Planning

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... From: Planning Jobs | Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley Date: Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM Subject:
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      From: Planning Jobs | Department of City and Regional Planning at
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      Date: Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM
      Subject: Planning Jobs - Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley

      Planning & Policy Intern

      Posted: 05 Jun 2012 09:33 AM PDT

      Throughout the nation, ChangeLab Solutions (formerly Public Health Law
      & Policy) works with neighborhoods, cities, and states to transform
      communities with laws and policies that create lasting change. Our
      unique approach, backed by decades of solid research and proven
      results, helps the public and private sectors make communities more
      livable, especially for those who are at highest risk because they
      have the fewest resources. The planning & policy intern will support
      our team of urban planners and lawyers to explore community planning
      solutions to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity
      through improvements to the built environment. This team develops
      tools for training advocates about the relationship between the built
      environment and public health, and provides technical assistance for
      creating and implementing land use policies that support healthier

      Duties & Responsibilities: • Provide research and analysis to
      strengthen state and local policies to create healthy, sustainable
      communities. • Research and writing on a variety of cutting-edge
      land use, economic development, food systems, and transportation
      policy strategies. • Collect and synthesize a variety of primary and
      secondary research sources, including interviews, reports, municipal
      codes, general plans and zoning codes and other planning/policy
      documents, and academic literature.

      Desired Qualifications: • Current or recent graduate student in city
      and regional planning or public policy. • Familiarity with land use
      planning processes, including transportation, economic development,
      climate change, sustainability, and food systems. • Excellent
      research, analytic, and writing skills. • Able to translate complex
      policies into writing accessible to a layperson audience. •
      Well-organized and detail-oriented. • Available 40 hours/week
      between July 1st through September 15th, 2011 (minimum of 10 weeks;
      start date negotiable. There may be an option to extend the internship
      for up to 9 months, total.)

      Compensation: This is a non-exempt temporary position and the hourly
      wage is $17.50.

      How to apply: To apply for the 2012 Planning & Policy Intern position
      please email all required information to jobs@...
      by 5:00 pm PST on Monday, June 18th, 2012. Please include in the
      subject line: “2012 Planning & Policy Internship.†The following
      are required to be considered for the 2012 Planning & Policy
      Internship. Incomplete applications will not be considered. • Resume
      and Cover letter • Writing samples - Please provide, at most, two
      (2) writing samples in a relevant substantive area. • References –
      Please provide contact information (name, organization, email, and
      phone number) for three (3) references.

      Firm Name: ChangeLab Solutions

      Location: Oakland, CA

      Payment: Paid

      Contact: Lisa Chen
      Email: lchen@...
      Posted: Jun 5, 2012
      Category: Community Development
      Start Date: 2012-07-02
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