Jobs & Internships
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The City of Cambridge is seeking experienced zoning planners who are looking for a challenge. Please see job posting linked below for details, and send resumes and letters of interest by March 29, 2018.
- Master's degree in urban planning, real estate, architecture, or related field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in a position involving regular analysis, interpretation, and/or development of zoning ordinances or by-laws, with Massachusetts experience preferred.
- Strong public engagement and consensus-building experience, especially involving stakeholders with diverse interests and opinions.
- Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and oral.
- Experience in collaborative and multidisciplinary team-based project work, in both leading and supporting roles.
- Ability to communicate with a diverse range of Department staff, other City employees, volunteer board/committee members, elected officials, and members of the public in a courteous and professional manner.
- Strong project management and consultant management skills.
- High level of motivation and detail oriented skills.
- Overall computer proficiency including general office applications (Microsoft Office suite) and advanced applications (e.g., Adobe Acrobat).
- Ability to prioritize workloads, multitask and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment.
- A genuine desire to study challenging and current issues in zoning and urban development.
- Ability to develop creative regulatory approaches within the legal framework of zoning.
- Knowledge of Cambridge is highly desirable.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work involves frequent evening meetings, requiring traveling to and through the city to project locations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involved is primarily indoors in a professional office setting although some work may be outdoors including construction sites and congested city roadways.
RATE: $72,788- $96,638/ year + excellent benefits.
Bayer Landscape Architecture, PLLC is seeking Entry Level and Mid-Level Landscape Architects.
The studio is in the historic Village of Honeoye Falls, NY, just outside of Rochester.
They are seeking talented, vibrant designers that will collaborate with other member of the team on an impressive array of projects and will be involved with all phases of the design process. The ideal candidate should be well organized, and creative. The positions offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Candidates must have a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. They must have strong design, communication, and interpersonal skills. Proficiency with AutoCAD, the Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUP is essential.
Mid-level candidates should have 5 or more years of solid experience in a professional design office and are expected to have excellent technical skills and project management experience.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and portfolio to Mark Bayer, Principal. email@example.com
Join CMG Landscape Architecture’s team of passionate and innovative designers for their summer internship. They are looking for motivated and creative individuals to participate in design and production efforts on a range of local and regional landscape and urban design projects. Together with CMG principals and designers, interns will also explore research questions that advance CMG’s design research and long-term project initiatives. Applicants should desire a highly collaborative environment where critical thinking is valued and required.
Years of Experience: Entry Level
Compensation: Paid internship
Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
Landscape Designer – 1-2 Years’ Experience – Full Time
Offshoots, Inc. seeks a landscape designer/architect, with a minimum of one – two years of previous experience, to join our Boston office team.
We are looking for a self-starting and flexible individual to help grow our office. Responsibilities will include all aspects of an entry-level landscape design position including:
- Illustrating productive landscape systems, including diagraming phytoremediation and ecological planting strategies, 2D and 3D renderings
- Construction detailing and drafting of projects ranging from residences to multifamily housing, public parks and streetscapes
- Graphic layout of reports and image books in Adobe InDesign
- Opportunities for design collaboration and research
Candidates must have excellent graphic design skills, including ability to create photorealistic perspectives, 3D visualizations, diagrams and rendered plans. Familiarity with Adobe Suite and AutoCAD is essential. Ideal candidates will be self- starters, with strong design sensibility, and creative energy. Prior professional work experience is required including some experience with construction document preparation. Interest in phytoremediation and productive ecological landscape systems is essential.
We are seeking a full-time candidate to join us within the next few months and will continue our search until the right individual is found. Part-time opportunities may also be available.
Please email cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a pdf of work samples or a portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Landscape Architecture Intern
Offshoots, Inc. seeks a landscape architectural design intern to join our Boston office team for the Summer of 2018.
We are looking for assistance illustrating productive landscape systems, including diagraming phytoremediation strategies for several project sites. Candidates must have excellent graphic design skills, including ability to create photorealistic perspectives, 3D visualizations, and rendered plans. Familiarity with Adobe Suite and AutoCAD is essential. Ideal candidates will be self-starters, with strong design sensibility, and creative energy. Some prior professional work experience is highly preferred. Interest in phytoremediation and productive ecological landscape systems is essential.
Part-time summer opportunities may also be available. The summer internship could turn into a permanent position with the right candidate after graduation.
Please email cover letters, resumes, and a pdf of work samples or a portfolio, and three references with contact information to email@example.com
The Massachusetts Port Authority ("Massport") is seeking student applicants for a summer intern position in the Transportation, Maritime, and Land Use unit of the Strategic and Business Planning Department. The work will involve transportation and land use analysis using primarily Geographic Information System (GIS) software, as well as other standard Microsoft Office spreadsheet, database, and presentation
Applicants should be recent graduates or enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or technical degree program in city, urban, and/or regional planning; transportation; geographic information systems; public policy; environmental studies; or a related field.....
Woodburn & Company Landscape Architecture, LLC
Woodburn & Company is a landscape architectural firm located in southern New Hampshire. Our varied work includes residential, commercial, institutional and municipal projects. We are seeking an entry level landscape designer or landscape architecture student/recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in a professional office. Candidates should be enthusiastic, motivated and organized. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Word is highly valued.
Please e-mail Vicky Martel (firstname.lastname@example.org) with resume and work samples.
Position Title: Entry Level Landscape Designer
Job Description: Candidates should possess a degree in landscape architecture from an accredited program. Skills required for this position include a working knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suites as well as respectable design ability. We will provide training in everything else needed for this position. This is a very hands on position and the hire will be engaged in all aspects of our projects including but not limited to, design development, client relations, and construction oversight.
Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) is seeking to fill two Transportation planner positions.
Submit cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references via email by March 16, 2018
The Town of Medway has posted the job opening for its Director of Community and Economic Development.
For further information, see this link. https://www.townofmedway.org/sites/medwayma/files/uploads/218jp-director_of_community_economic_development.pdf
Due date for resumes is February 9, 2018.
We design downtown revitalization plans, resiliency plans, transportation corridors, streetscapes, and transit-oriented developments. Stantec’s Urban Places is the place where great ideas and rewarding careers happen. Our highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team specializes in urban design; integration of architecture, street design, public space design, and sustainability
with urban planning; bicycle, and pedestrian-oriented planning. We connect the people, places, and resources that take a project from concept to reality.
Interns are be encouraged to develop their skills while supporting our team with new project proposals, existing conditions analysis, concept design, and production of analysis and presentation documents, and project presentation graphics.
Applicant should be a current student or recent graduate of an accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree urban architecture or urban planning oriented program. We are seeking interns with
excellent design, graphic, computer, writing, and technical skills, and who are self-motivated and passionate about design. The ideal candidate should have strong time management, critical thinking, and organizational skills, and have the ability to work with others, as well as independently. Experience with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, SketcUp, and the Adobe Creative Suite is essential.
To apply, visit https://stantec.jobs/boston-ma/urban-planning-intern/806F083F49EB4BA6807489F2207A20F2/job/
Full applications must be received by MARCH 16, 2018.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Student Internship Program is currently accepting applications for the Summer of 2018. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 5PM PST.
The City and County of San Francisco is seeking student interns for various engineering and architecture disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Surveying · GIS · IT staff. The City Departments that employ interns are the Airport Commission (SFO), Department of Building Inspection (DBI), Department of Technology (DT), Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), Port of San Francisco (Port), San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Public Works, and Recreation and Park Department (RPD). Interns will gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of experienced professional engineers, architects, planners and surveyors. Interns will participate in various activities in the respective City Departments.
Positions may be available in the following Areas:
|Architecture||Hydraulics||Storm Water Management|
|Chemical Engineering||Information Technology||Structural Engineering|
|Civil Engineering||Landscape Architecture||Surveying|
|Computer Science/Information Services||Mathematics||Traffic/Transportation Engineering|
|Construction Management||Mechanical Engineering||Traffic/Transportation Planning|
|Electrical Engineering||Planning||Utilities Engineering|
|Environmental Engineering||Project Management||Water Resources|
|Geographic Information System|
|Starting Salary:||$27.5375 per hour ($2,203 Bi-weekly salary)|
At the time of filing, the applicant must be in an accredited Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Computer Science/Information Services Program · Mathematics at a university or a related field at a community college. An applicant must be returning to their undergraduate program or entering/continuing a graduate program in the Fall 2018. For students that have graduated, an applicant can be appointed to begin work within 6 months after graduation.
Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord-Lincoln-Lexington, Massachusetts is offering an exciting 12-week summer internship in partnership with the Greening Youth Foundation and National Park Service Geological Resources Division Mosaics In Science Program.
The internship will focus on documenting rare plant and turtle species in the park, utilizing Global Positioning and Geographical Information Systems (GPS and GIS) to record field data, and developing management strategies to protect these species. Additional information is included in the attachment.
Applications are due February 4, 2018.
Learn more about the internship online and application questions are available here. (http://www.mosaicsinscience.org/apply/) Graduate level students are encouraged to apply as the position offers a Direct Hire Authority opportunity.
Stantec Planning and Landscape Architecture, a global and leading multidisciplinary design firm, is seeking summer landscape architecture interns to complement our staff in multiple offices across the United States and Canada.
Whether it's an urban park, a commercial center, or a residential neighborhood, we design the spaces that make communities feel like home. Stantec is the place where great ideas come to life and rewarding careers happen. Our highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team specializes in design visualization; master planning; park and recreation design; bicycle, pedestrian, and multiuse trails; outdoor sports and athletic facilities; healthcare and therapeutic garden design; education and campus planning and design; traditional neighborhood development; transit oriented development; and landscape assessment and rehabilitation. We connect the people, places, and resources that take a project from concept to reality. Our studios are client-centered, business casual, friendly, but also a fast-paced environment to work in.
Find your opportunity
Go to stantec.jobs and find your opportunity by entering “landscape architecture intern” in the search bar and then choose your desired office location(s).
Submit your resume
Please be sure to include an internet link on your resume to a location where we can download the following additional required application materials:
- Cover letter
- Two letters of recommendation
- Landscape Architecture / Design Portfolio
Full applications must be received by FEBRUARY 16, 2018.
We will review applications based upon creativity, critical thinking, and design communication skills.
All applicants will be notified by MARCH 2, 2018.
We look forward to hearing from you.
This summer, Conservation Design Forum is offering talented landscape architecture students and recent graduates a paid internship position in our Lombard, Illinois office. Please refer to the attached files for details.
The National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is advertising a 12-week summer internship in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzing the vulnerability of Northeast coastal cultural landscapes to climate change.
SITES Southwest is hiring a planning/community design project manager and a landscape designer.
1 to 2 years’ experience
Sites Southwest is dedicated to improving place through environmentally appropriate, creative, and contemporary design. We are a diverse group of design professionals who work collaboratively across multiple disciplines, including landscape architecture, planning, urban design, strategic planning, and environmental design. Our design process starts with an understanding of ecology, an intuitive understanding of need, and thoughtful execution to create inspiring, contextually-responsive solutions.
Sites Southwest is seeking a landscape architect or designer to join our team. We are seeking motivated team players with a passion for landscape design and urban design and a commitment to affecting positive change in the Rio Grande corridor. We offer a competitive salary and robust benefit package.
The successful applicant will be heavily involved in a range of cutting edge projects focusing on great design and green infrastructure for a wide variety of project types. The main duties and responsibilities of this position will be doing research, creating conceptual ideas and renderings, design drawings and documentation, and providing construction services for great clients while contributing to your own advancement and helping realize a more appropriate vision for site and landscape design in the southwest.
This role requires proficiency in design and organization through hand drawing, AutoCAD, the Adobe Design Suite, and rendering software. It also requires a passion for the environment and excellent design in a collaborative setting. Exceptional communication skills within the team and with clients will be essential to be effective in this role. Candidates must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program. If you are passionate and engaged, you will thrive at Sites Southwest.
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us at email@example.com and send your resume, portfolio and any information that would help us understand your talents and interests.
PLANNING/COMMUNITY DESIGN PROJECT MANAGER
The firm is seeking a talented individual to lead our planning projects. The firm’s portfolio of projects includes comprehensive plans; downtown and redevelopment plans; housing plans; development process (zoning and land use); collection and analysis of socioeconomic data; public speaking and meeting attendance; public participation and input facilitation; creation of maps, graphics and other exhibits; plan writing; and proposal writing. Applicant should exhibit knowledge of land use regulations – traditional zoning, form based codes, design standards, subdivision regulations. Our clients include municipalities, counties, state agencies, private developers and institutions.
This position will be a primary point of contact with our clients and teaming partners. The position provides an opportunity for a person who can work comfortably in multidisciplinary teams, both as the team leader and as a subject matter expert.
Minimum qualifications include a graduate degree in community and regional planning or related degree. Applicant should have 5 to 10 years of experience following graduation, with increasingly responsible roles in land and site planning, policy development, plan and proposal writing and project management. Applicant must be able to work independently and organize a project team to meet deadlines and budgets. AICP certification required or obtained within one year of date of hire. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products is essential. Spanish language skills, proficiency in software relevant to planning projects and previous consulting experience will be considered a plus.
The successful applicant will manage projects from conception through completion and coordinate multidisciplinary teams with our landscape architecture and environmental planning staff and our subconsultants. The position is based in our Albuquerque office. Project locations are throughout New Mexico and the El Paso area. Travel is required.
We offer outstanding benefits for full-time employees and flexible working hours.
Submit cover letter summarizing past planning experience and professional goals, a resume with three references, and a short writing sample (under ten pages) related to planning via e-mail, flash drive, or CD to Sites Southwest, 121 Tijeras NE, Suite 3100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Attn: Kumiko Styes; or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position is open until filled.
Design Workshop is now accepting applications for the 2018 summer internship program for students pursuing degrees in landscape architecture, urban design and/or planning as well as recent graduates. Design Workshop requires applicants to apply through our online Employment Application. The application deadline is January 12th at 11:59pm MST.
In conjunction to the application process, there will be a virtual information session highlighting our summer internship program on January 9th. Attached is a flyer with additional information! Please share this with all interested students and colleagues. Registration is required in order to receive the webinar information.
Hodgson Douglas, an award-winning landscape architecture firm located in Nashville, TN, is seeking an Entry Level Designer with 1-4 years of professional experience to join our energetic and creative design studio.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is hiring for a Regional Arts and Culture Planner. They are looking to fill this position by early 2018.
Gorrill Palmer is seeking an Urban Designer/Planner to support and strengthen our planning and land development teams. This individual will assist our Planning Group Leader and will work on planning and development design initiatives for both public and private clients, while also working with all of Gorrill Palmer’s other Groups, including the land development, transportation engineering, transportation planning, and municipal engineering groups.
Gorrill Palmer is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary group of professionals including civil and transportation engineers as well as a growing planning team and focus. We work with a wide range of public and private clients in the transportation, real estate/development, institutional, and energy industries, as well as local, county, state and federal governments.
- Execute project work that includes the creation of urban and development design plans, transportation streetscape and corridor plans, renderings and visualization graphics, comprehensive master plans, vision plans, and design guidelines
- Perform and assist in preparing zoning analysis, new or amended land use codes, planning and land use research, housing studies and related planning initiatives
- Perform and assist in preparing transportation planning initiatives, including bicycle and pedestrian plans, multi-modal transportation plans including transit, and complete street initiatives
- Prepare and compile development applications, narratives and related submissions, for local, State and Federal permitting processes and planning and transportation applications
- Prepare reports, presentations, and illustrative graphics
- Assist and collaborate with Group Leaders and Project Managers on marketing materials for project pursuits along with project and other company updates on the company website
- Assist the Planning Group Leader and GP Leadership in identifying and implementing innovative and creative approaches to undertaking urban design and planning assignments, including working with new technologies, graphic techniques and communication strategies in overall product delivery across Groups
- Team-oriented with the ability to work with the Planning Group leader and a diverse group of other staff and teams, including Transportation Engineering, Land Development, Transportation Planning and Municipal Groups
- The ability to work in a collaborative and dynamic environment
- Digital media design skills and software experience including, AutoCad, Photoshop, Sketch-Up, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and full Microsoft Office Suite. Strong graphic and rendering skills are desired
- Presentation graphics skills (both hand-drawn and computer-aided)
- Strong knowledge of urban design and planning best practices
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Collaborative design, planning and problem-solving skills with team partners, clients and project stakeholders
- BA in urban design, landscape architecture, planning, or related field (Master Degree is beneficial)
- 3+ years of urban design, planning and landscape design experience
- Professional AICP certification and/or CLARB certification is beneficial
- LEED Certification (or similar) is beneficial
- Experience with, and interest in, urban design, development, planning, and transportation planning initiatives
- Public speaking experience
- Experience working in a collaborative, team environment
Please forward your resume via mail or e-mail to:
- Gorrill Palmer 707 Sable Oaks Drive, Suite 30 South Portland, Maine 04106
- Gorrill Palmer is an Equal Opportunity Employer
SWA/Balsley is the successor firm of Thomas Balsley Associates, a New York City-based design firm that specializes in urban landscape architecture in both the public and private realms. The firm’s diverse portfolio in New York and around the world includes award-winning landscapes of all scales, including parks, plazas, street-scapes and waterfronts.
We are offering a full-time paid internship opportunity for approximately six months from January to June, 2018 to a student with outstanding written and verbal communication skills and exemplary design and technical skills. The individual should have experience in creating innovative and sophisticated design/presentation graphics.
Our studio environment offers interns an opportunity to interact directly with Tom Balsley, the 2015 recipient of the prestigious ASLA Design Medal. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of their work in PDF format (10mb max) to email@example.com by November 4, 2017.
Reed Hilderbrand is a nationally recognized, award-winning landscape architectural firm with locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts and New Haven, Connecticut. In the context of a collaborative studio atmosphere, our firm strives for clarity of purpose in all aspects of design; collaborating with other artists and professionals across the country to help colleges and universities, museums, municipalities, and individual homeowners articulate ideas through landscape.
We are seeking qualified candidates who are pursuing a degree in landscape architecture for a paid Winter internship opportunity in the New Haven office. The internship would ideally begin in January and have a duration of 10-12 weeks depending on candidate availability.
Our internship program provides the unique opportunity to gain experience working on both active projects and the firms research initiatives. Interns are expected to participate in
team meetings, design studies, graphics and production in all phases of the design process. Depending on the needs of the office, interns may also be expected to conduct a research
project. Themes from past projects have included storm-water management in public space, analysis of urban soils and their composition, and design standards for urban tree
planting. The research component is intended to compliment an active project and align with the interns individual interests.
Ideal candidates will have:
- -a positive attitude and a proactive approach to work
- -the capacity to think conceptually
- -strong graphic and verbal communication skills
- -the ability to use 3D modeling as both a spatial study and a presentation tool
- -proficiency in CAD (Vectorworks a plus), Sketch-up, Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite for the production of both presentation and construction drawings
- -the ability to conduct research and compile findings for both internal office presentation and wider distribution
- -a willingness to help out in all capacities of office operations
To apply, please submit a single pdf containing your cover letter, CV, and digital work samples or portfolio to Alex Pisha, AlexP@reedhilderbrand.com