Affordable Housing Paid Internship - Palo Alto - Available Now
- Affordable Housing Paid Internship - Palo Alto - Available Now
The City of Palo Alto is beginning a major study of its 30-year old
Below Market Rate (BMR) inclusionary housing program. The City is
seeking a planning graduate student to work part-time on a temporary,
hourly basis to assist with the study. The job is ideal for a MUP
student interested in affordable housing and inclusionary zoning,
especially someone looking for a topic for their planning report or
thesis. The intern will be supervised by Julie Caporgno, Advance
Planning Manager of the City's Planning Department, but will work on
a regular basis under the direction of Jennifer Coile, project
manager for the BMR Study. The intern will also work closly with the
City's Housing Coordinator and our local non-profit housing
developer - Palo Alto Housing Corporation (PAHC). The City has just
concluded an RFP process to select a outside consultant to do the
major work of the study. PAHC - the City's contract administrator
for many aspects of the BMR program, will also be heavily involved in
the BMR Study.
Hours will be variable and can be adjusted to fit the intern's class
schedule. We need someone who can work from 10 to 30 hours per week,
with an average of about 20 hours per week. We would like the intern
to start work as soon as possible. Some work will be in the field -
throughout the City, some at PAHC offices and at City Hall (both in
downtown Palo Alto).
The position is classified as a "Professional II - Temporary
position" and the salary range is $13.76 to $17.18 depending on prior
experience. No City benefits will be provided. We do not yet have a
final work plan and schedule for the Study, but the work may extend
for six months - through the end of summer 2004.
Desirable Skills: Ability to organize information, files and data
accurately and completely; understanding of statistical analysis,
real estate terms, title reports and legal agreements; ability to
work independently in the field, and to take digital photos.
Proficiency in Excel and Access database manipulation is important
and a California driver's licenses is required. Interest in, and
some knowledge of, local affordable housing programs is a plus.
For a full job description & duties see the City's web site at:
[select departments; human resources/job openings]
For more information contact: Jennifer Coile, Contract Planner at:
(650) 329-2170 or (831) 801-6738 or e-mail: planner@...
A description of the City's BMR program can be found at:
The position is open until filled. Application may be made online via
the Human Resources web site listed above.