Planning Intern – Spring 2019

Organization: WXY arcitecture + urban design

Posted: January 1, 2019 | Closing: January 31, 2018

Job Description

WXY is an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice specializing in the realization of urban design, planning, and architectural solutions in challenging contexts. Focused on innovative approaches to public space, structures, and urban issues, the firm’s work engages both site-specific design and planning at multiple scales. The firm’s commissions are in collaboration with public agency, community-based, and private clients.

Internship Description:
WXY planning engages a range of topics including strategic planning, community engagement, geospatial analysis, zoning and land use, economic development, transportation, sustainability, and resiliency. The role of intern requires a good knowledge of the New York City and regional planning context and an ability to perform research, analysis, and writing, develop visual materials, and engage in discussions related to the studio’s ongoing work.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program with a focus on city and regional planning, geography, economics, economic development, real estate development, transportation planning, urban design, or a related field. Interns must be able to commit to 16-24 hours in the office per week, for 1-2 semesters.

Required Skills

  • Strong data, analytical research, and mapping skills and ability to conduct in-depth research using NYC data sources, U.S. Census and ACS data & others
  • Experience with design software, including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to successfully manage multiple projects

Preferred Skills

  • Strong familiarity with ArcGIS to Adobe Illustrator workflow and experience producing effective maps
  • Familiarity with programming languages for data analysis and online application
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including facilitating workshops and presenting at public meetings
  • Experience making effective presentations
  • Experience and interest in one or more of the following areas:
    • Brownfield Opportunity Area assessments—interest in land-use planning, environmental review, including skills in economic and market trends analysis, existing conditions report production and an interest in community-based planning
    • Using forecasting, demographics analysis, and geospatial analysis techniques for school facilities planning (enrollment projections, building assessments, zone boundaries, assignment policy, and community engagement).
    • Transportation planning with an emphasis on electrification and shared mobility

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume and a work sample (excerpt of a research paper or portfolio) to, with the subject line “Planning Internship – Spring 2019” The application deadline is January 14th. Portfolios of GIS/modeling/design work are highly recommended. No phone calls please.
Compensation:Daily rate; commensurate with experience.

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