Planning Intern- Spring 2020

Organization: WXY Studio

Posted: January 23, 2020 | Closing: January 31, 2020

Job Description

Introduction to WXY:

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 and business development initiatives. The Spring planning intern will primarily assist with data analysis and graphic production to support school diversity planning initiatives.


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 using design software Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) for graphic production (maps and analysis)
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to successfully manage multiple projects

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with programming languages for data analysis and online application
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience and interest in one or more of the following areas:
    • School Diversity Planning–interest in policy and programs that support diversity, integration, and equity, and experience in community-based planning processes and outreach facilitation
    • 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


New York City


Daily rate; commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume and a work sample (excerpt of a research paper or portfolio) as a compiled PDF to, with the subject line “Planning Internship – Spring 2020.” Portfolios of GIS/modeling/design work are highly recommended. No phone calls please.

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