COMMUNITY PLANNING INTERNSHIP
Organization: Bronx Community Board Four
Posted: March 10, 2021 | Closing: April 30, 2021
Community District Four, also known as the Capital District, is made up of the following neighborhoods: Mt. Eden, Highbridge, West Concourse, East Concourse, and Concourse Village. Our district is bounded by the Cross Bronx Expressway to the North, East 149th Street to the South, Webster to Park Avenue on the East and the Harlem River on the West. Over 154,000 residents call Community District Four home.
In recent years, the District has seen significant public and private investment which includes the Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Plan approved in March 2018 with nearly 1,000 under units of affordable housing under construction, Bronx Point which closed in December 2020 and will break ground this year on 1,000+ units of affordable housing, 2.4 acres of open space and 57,000sf of educational and cultural space including the new home of the Universal Hip Hop Museum. Our district is one of the busiest not only in the Borough but citywide with capital investments totaling more than $500 million in city dollars.
As a community we have several short-term and long-term goals and objectives. We are looking for a graduate student to assist in the creation of the Community Board Four Master Plan for the district. The plan would align with the Board’s goals and objectives related to housing and land use, transportation, urban design, workforce development, open space and recreation, health and wellness and youth and education. The plan would illuminate concepts and ideas communicated via documents such as the annual District Needs Statement.
We are looking for a graduate intern who is seeking experience in community development, transportation planning, urban design, public outreach, and more. This internship opportunity is open for qualified graduate student candidates. Hours can vary from 15 to 20 hours per week, for up to six (6) months. This individual would be responsible for conducting primary research on demographics, socioeconomics, and best practices. They should be computer proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite. In addition, this individual should be familiar with basic urban planning/urban design principles and capable of creating building massings, streetscapes and illustrative renderings/drawings.
Graduate student in urban planning or urban studies currently enrolled in a graduate program (or recently graduated) in urban and regional planning, community planning, architecture, urban design, urban studies, economics, real estate development, geography, or other related field. A strong interest in community development, urban design, revitalization, sustainable development and transportation planning. Flexibility and desire to work on a variety of planning projects is essential. The ideal candidate should possess the following:
- Excellent writing, digital communication, and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency with GIS mapping, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Suite
- Microsoft Office
- Adobe Suite
- Self-motivated, organized, and able to work with minimal supervision
- Monday to Friday
- 15-20 hours per week
- May to December
- Possibility for extension depending on budget and need
Our offices are currently closed to the public, with the majority of operations being performed via telework or alternative work location.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Please submit the following for consideration for the position:
- Two-page writing sample (may include excerpts written in different styles)
- Submissions without these documents will not be considered.
- Additional documents (design portfolio, graphics, map products, etc.) may also be submitted.
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SUBJECT LINE: Community Board Four Internship
How to Apply
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