Summer 2006 Internship Opportunities
Cover letter and resume should be submitted by Sunday, March 12
by midnight to: Internship Coordinator, Arianna Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org
The three-month internship is offered to graduate students in planning or related
fields. We seek students who are passionate about preserving vibrant existing
public spaces and creating new community destinations.
In the past, interns have worked directly with PPS staff on projects like concept
plans for Houston’s new Downtown Park, conducting placemaking workshops
with NJ Transit to turn their rail stations into community places, researching
the economic impact of farmers markets, and developing the public space program
for a mixed-use development in Orlando, Florida.
NOTE: All interns will be expected to work between 30-35 hours
a week for the duration of the summer. This is an unpaid internship, however
three summer fellowships are offered (see application below).
Currently resumes are being accepted for the following summer internships:
(Please indicate your preference)
Transportation: Our work has included simple streetscape improvements,
to analysis of complex intersections and major thoroughfares; from transit-station
designs to transit-oriented downtown plans; from light-rail corridors, to mixed
vehicle/transit streets, to plans for the street environments of entire downtowns
and commercial districts.
-Be passionate about transportation planning.
-Helpful computer skills include; GIS, Illustrator, CAD, Powerpoint
-Interest in sustainable food systems and community/economic development
-Experience with public or farmers markets
-SPSS, Excel, quantitative and qualitative research skills
-Excellent writing skills
Downtowns, Parks, Plazas, Squares:
-Background in urban planning, downtowns and master planning
-Computer skills should include; GIS, Illustrator and CAD
New Development, Mixed-Use:
-A design intern to help with drawing and design of new town centers. Skills
include Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop, as well as hand drawing, and writing/research.
-Knowledge of real estate development: a forward-thinking intern who wants to
work eventually in development. Skills include writing, research, spread sheets
and some understanding of the economics of development. This person should be
really excited about how public spaces can play a big role in creating great
new mixed use communities. Knowledge of transit-oriented development and new
urbanist communities a plus.
Community Revitalization & Development and Placemaking:
-Skills in market research & writing
-Experience or knowledge about public space management for real estate
- Working towards a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public
Policy, Urban Design, Landscape Design, Georgraphy, Social Sciences, Architecture,
– Ability to work effectively as part of a group, as well as independently on
– Excellent written and spoken communication skills
– Prior experience in an office setting
Finally, we appreciate your interest in PPS, but due to the high volume of
applications, we will only contact candidates that will be interviewed. In the
meantime, please no phone calls.
Summer 2006 Fellowship Application
The purpose of the PPS fellowship is to encourage economic and ethnic diversity
in our organization. Students chosen for this scholarship must demonstrate a
genuine financial need. We understand how costly living in New York City can
be and intend the fellowship to be a living stipend for students who wouldn’t
otherwise be able to work with us.
The fellowship essay due by March 20 should be one page and describe financial
need. However, please submit a cover letter and resume by the March 12 deadline,
indicating your desire and intent to apply for the fellowship.