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Assistant Professor of Planning
UMass, LARP (Posted on 8/17/2018)

Title:                  Assistant Professor – Planning

Appointment:   Academic Year (9-month) – Tenure Track

Available:          September 1, 2019

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

We seek scholars who are using new sources of information and innovative analytical methods to answer questions in the areas of land use and/or economic development planning.  Candidates with a specialization in data analytics, land use modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), transportation and economic development are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will consist of both graduate and undergraduate classes, with potential courses including: quantitative methods in planning, spatial modeling/GIS, economic development, planning studio, regional or international planning, and a research seminar.  Candidates are expected to develop an independent research program with external funding and have the opportunity to build departmental and inter-departmental interdisciplinary collaboration with departmental centers and other campus-wide initiatives, such as the School of Public Policy and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR). 

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.


A doctoral degree in planning or a Masters in planning with a Ph.D. in a closely-related field is required.  Professional experience in urban and regional planning and/or AICP certification is desirable.  Preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated capacity for teaching; professional experience in planning and/or AICP certification; a demonstrated capacity for scholarly research; and a demonstrated ability to attain external funding to support research.

Additional Information:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning is one of the few programs where planning and design are in the same academic department, and enjoys a national and international reputation with a focus on sustainability.  We are a collegial department with a new, award winning building and investment by the university.  The Department has accredited programs in Regional Planning (MRP) and Landscape Architecture (MLA, BSLA).  We also offer a Ph.D. in Regional Planning, a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development and an Associate’s degree in Landscape Contracting.  The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning is located in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

For further information on the Department, please visit our web site:

Application Instructions:

Applicants should apply online at include a letter of interest including your research and teaching interests and experience, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, selected samples of publications, and the contact information for three references (including name, title, address, telephone number and email).

Application review will begin October 15, 2018.  Search will continue until the position is filled 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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2 Planner Positions: Project Manager & Land Use Administrator
City of Chelsea, MA 02150 (Deadline 6/29/2018)


Planner/Project Manager (Grant Funded)
Pay Class/Grade: 8
Salary Range: $50,290.65/year - $63,013.95/year

Work under the direction of the Director of Planning & Development in advancing the overall planning and development and infrastructure agenda for the City. The Planner/Project Manager shall bring demonstrated practical experience in the community planning process and its component project management activities with a regard for neighborhood planning; transportation and traffic movement and safety; streetscape; infrastructure; and park and open space planning. Provide advice and expertise in project management including consultant management and the practical aspects of plan development and specifications. As designated, will represent the Director of Planning and Development with local, state and federal agencies, and general citizenry and business community on matters related to planning, transportation, open space, and infrastructure concerns of the City. Responsibilities and duties encompass all actions that ensure task completion with quality.

BS/BA in Planning, Urban Studies, Transportation Planning, or a related field. Three (3) years of similarly responsible experience in private or municipal planning. A combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.

This position requires a strong theoretical basis gained through education as well as practical experience, and knowledge of community planning and infrastructure funding mechanism and processes in the metropolitan Boston area. Very good writing and communication skills. The ability to meet and deal effectively with local, state and federal government agencies, and the general citizenry and the business community toward project completion. Prior experience in plan review, project management, and GIS is helpful, as is familiarity with appropriate state regulations and procedures regarding planning, funding, and procurement. Ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Qualified candidates submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, City of Chelsea, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150. Email to or fax to: (617) 466-4175 by
Friday, June 29, 2018. Application forms are available in the Human Resources Department, Room 301.

Planner & Land Use Administrator
Pay Class/Grade: 9
Salary Range: $53,787.47/year - $67,393.26/year

The Planner and Land Use Administrator is responsible for reviewing applications, preparing recommendations and drafting/filing decisions relative to zoning relief applications, site plan review
applications and design review applications in fulfilling requirements as set forth in M.G.L. Chapter 40A and Chapter 41. Under direction, this position will support the community planning process and its component planning initiatives, project management activities, grant writing and administration. The Planner and Land Use Administrator assists the Planning Board and the Historic Commission with administrative and technical tasks.

BS/BA in Planning, Urban Studies or a related field. Three (3) years of experience in private or municipal planning and/or Master’s Degree with two years professional experience in planning. A combination of relevant education and experience will be considered. This position requires a strong theoretical basis gained through education as well as practical experience.

Very good writing and communication skills. Ability to meet and deal effectively with local, state and federal government agencies, the general citizenry and the business community, toward project completion. Experience in plan review, project management, and GIS is helpful, as is familiarity with appropriate state regulations and procedures regarding funding and public procurement. Ability to work individually and as part of a team. Ability to manage a wide-ranging portfolio of planning and zoning responsibilities.

Qualified candidates submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, City of Chelsea, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150. Email to or fax to: (617) 466-4175 by
Friday, June 29, 2018. Application forms are available in the Human Resources Department, Room 301.


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Community Planner
Mad River Valley Planning District, Waitsfield, VT (Deadline: 6/15/2018)

MRVPD Community Planner Job Description 5.31.18.pdf

The Mad River Valley Planning District in central Vermont seeks a dynamic Community Planner to join its team. We are a small two-person office supported by partner organizations and a multitude of volunteers, all dedicated to assisting this dynamic three-town community in actualizing its potential.

MRVPD’s Community Planner engages and collaborates with citizens, professional organizations,
and officials (local, regional, state, and federal) on a wide range of community planning topics,
including, but not limited to, affordable housing, transportation, recreation, infrastructure, land
use, and placemaking. Under general supervision of the Executive Director, the Community
Planner conducts regional studies, develops strategic plans, coordinates implementation steps,
assists partners with grant applications, and other similar work as assigned. The ideal candidate is
a change agent with an interest in data driven decision making as well as a firm understanding of
the value of social capital. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.
Duties include, but are not limited to
• Conduct research
• Write reports and memos
• Make presentations
• Facilitate and manage public meetings
• Project management
• Undertake administrative tasks
• Provide technical assistance
Qualifications & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field
• 3 years of relevant experience
• GIS experience preferred
• Experience working with rural communities
• Demonstrated ability to outreach and build relationships with community members
• Good humor, strong initiative, creativity, and ability to multi-task
• Written and verbal communication skills
• Work independently and as a part of a team to produce clear deliverables
• Willingness to work on a flexible schedule, including availability during evenings
Salary range: $40-45k, commensurate with experience. Please mail or e-mail a cover letter and
resume to Mad River Valley Planning District, PO Box 471, Waitsfield, VT 05673,
joshua@mrvpd.orgThe deadline to submit an application is 6/15/2018.

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Landscape Architect
Guntlow & Associates, Williamstown, MA (Posted on 4/25/2018)

Guntlow & Associates has a full time position available for a Landscape Architect. A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience is preferred. The ideal candidate would have experience in designing and specifying landscapes, hardscapes and plant materials in residential, commercial, institutional and municipal settings. Along with a mastery of grading and drainage design, the candidate will also have experience in stormwater management design and working closely with civil/site engineers.

Project management experience and professional registration preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience. 
Please email resume and cover letter to Vince Guntlow at

***Although we would prefer a candidate with experience, we would consider a new graduate with some relevant experience such as with at least an internship for a year or two during their summers between semesters. ***


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Staff Landscape Designer
EDR, Albany, NY (Posted on 4/12/2018)


Location:              Albany, NY

Title:                      Staff Landscape Designer

Description:        Environmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR) is seeking a versatile, team-oriented candidate for a position as Site (Landscape) Designer at our Albany office. 

Qualified candidates shall have a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture with 2-5 years of professional site design experience. This position will involve the development of landscape architectural designs and construction documents under the direction of Project Managers. The candidate will serve as a member of, and contribute to, teams that include landscape architects, engineers, environmental scientists, planners, GIS analysts, and graphic artists. Minimum software proficiency requirements include AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microsoft Windows, Office Suite, and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite with emphasis on InDesign and Photoshop. The ideal candidate will work efficiently with diverse projects, demanding deadlines, superior technical accuracy, and artistic aptitude.

EDR is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and design firm that has been in business for nearly 40 years (since 1979).  EDR’s staff includes a diverse group of environmental professionals with expertise in cultural resources (archaeology, architectural history, and historic preservation planning), stream and wetland delineations, ecology, wildlife biology, botany, visual impact analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), environmental permitting, zoning and land use analysis, landscape architecture, and civil engineering.

To learn more about EDR please visit

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and letter of interest to or in writing to: EDR Human Resources, 217 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000, Syracuse, New York 13202

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Staff Planner (Arts and Culture)
City of Salem, MA (Deadline: 4/11/2018)

The City of Salem has a position open in the DPCD for a Staff Planner (Arts and Culture), who is responsible for implementing and managing the Public Art Initiative and other economic development projects related to creative placemaking and creative community development.  See the full job notice here


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Town Planner
Town of Dedham, MA (Posted on 3/27/2018)

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Zoning Project Planner
City of Cambridge (Deadline 3/29/2018)

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Museum Assistant - Summer Intern
Porter-Phelps-Huntington Historic House Museum, Hadley, MA (Posted on 3/27/2018)

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Zoning Services Project Manager
AEI Consultants, Boston, MA (Posted on 3/21/2018)

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Economic Analyst
State of Maine (Deadline 3/26/2018)

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Entry Level & Mid-Level Landscape Architects
Bayer Landscape Architecture, PLLC, Honeoye Falls, NY (Posted on 3/12/2018)

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.

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Landscape Summer Internship
CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco, CA (Deadline 3/30/2018)

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


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Landscape Designer & Summer Landscape Architecture Intern
Offshoots, Inc. (Posted on 2/28/2018)

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Transportation and Spatial Analysis Intern
Massachusetts Port Authority (Posted on 2/27/2018)

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..... 

PDF icon transportation-spatial analysis intern

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Landscape Designer/Intern
Woodburn & Company, Newmarket, NH (Posted on 2/21/2018)

Landscape Designer/Intern

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 ( with resume and work samples.

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Landscape Architect/Designer
William Kenny Associates, Fiarfield CT (Posted on 2/21/2018)
William Kenny Associates seeking a landscape architect or designer with a BLA or similar degree. The position requires strong design, project management, client relations, organizational and communications skills. Proficiency in AutoCAD and SketchUp is essential. Proficiency in Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator is beneficial. The candidate will be a primary designer with the firm and will be responsible for all phases of design work from master planning and conceptual design through project construction, including production of detailed construction documents.
William Kenny Associates is a high paced and multidisciplinary firm that provides landscape architecture and ecological consulting services primarily in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. The firm’s ecological consulting services are extensive and at any one time include many habitat creation, restoration and enhancement design and construction projects. WKA provides landscape architecture services to residential, commercial, institutional, and public land owners. The demand for our design services is expanding greatly and we look forward to having another LA join our team to participate with and benefit from that expansion. The position offers significant professional growth potential.
WKA is committed to providing the finest landscape architecture and ecological services that enable our clients to realize their land-use objectives through sound ecological
practices, principals and creative design solutions.
Please email resume, portfolio and references to All communications are confidential. Please no phone calls.

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Entry Level Landscape Designer
Greylock Design Associates (Posted on 2/16/2018)
Greylock Design Associates is seeking an entry level landscape designer, they are interested in hiring a graduating senior or grad student.

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. 

Those interested in this position should submit a resume as well as a digital copy of their work samples to

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Planner I/Data Manager & Analyst
PVPC (Deadline 3/9/2018)

PVPC is currently hiring for a full time Planner I/Data Manager & Analyst. 
Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample by target date of March 9, 2018

Position description.

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Transportation Planners
Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) (Deadline 3/16/2018)

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

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Entry Level Landscape Designer
CDM Smith Boston office (Posted on 2/6/2018)

CDM Smith's Boston office is hiring an Entry Level Landscape Designer. They are looking for new grads to fill the position after graduation.

CDM Smith_Entry Level Landscape Designer

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Community Development Administrator
Town of West Springfield (Posted on 1/29/2018)
The Town of West Springfield seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Community Development Administrator.  The Community Development Administrator is responsible for the professional and administrative work of the Town’s Community Development Division (CDD); which is a subdivision of the Planning and Development Department. The position serves as the resource for community development issues and helps directs the functions of the Community Development Division.  Duties will vary widely, and will encompass the various multifaceted activities of the Community Development Division. Extensive contact will occur with other administrators and officials, both within the Town and from outside.
For more information about this opportunity please go to or email 

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Director of Community and Economic Development
Town of Medway, MA (Deadline 2/9/2018)

The Town of Medway has posted the job opening for its Director of Community and Economic Development.

For further information, see this link.

Due date for resumes is February 9, 2018.

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Urban Planning Intern
Stantec, Boston (Deadline 3/16/2018)

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
Full applications must be received by MARCH 16, 2018.

Poster_Stantec Urban Planning Internship

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Strategic Planning Consultant
Make-It Springfield (Posted on 1/23/2018)

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2018 Summer Student Intern Program
The City and County of San Francisco (Deadline: 2/14/2018 5pm PST)

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)

Minimum Qualifications

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.

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Biological and GIS Resource Assistant
Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord-Lincoln-Lexington, MA (Deadline: 2/4/2018)

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. (  Graduate level students are encouraged to apply as the position offers a Direct Hire Authority opportunity.

For more information about the position and Minute Man NHP, please email/call Margie Coffin Brown, Natural/Cultural Resources Program Manager at or 617 620 2942

PDF icon 2018 Resource Assistant Minute Man NHP Massachusetts.pdf

PDF icon 2018 MIS Program Flyer.pdf

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Cultural Landscape Preservation Resource Assistant internship
National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation (Deadline: 2/6/2018)
The National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is pleased to offer an 11-week Cultural Landscape Preservation Resource Assistant internship in partnership with the Latino Heritage Internship Program
The intern will serve as a member of a team working to prepare the Cultural Landscape Report for Liberty Islandin New York Harbor, home to the Statue of Liberty and a site of inspiration and deep meaning to people across the globe.
This internship is a Direct Hire Authority position, which affords the successful applicant non-competitive hiring status within the Department of the Interior for two years after both successful completion of the internship and graduation from an institution of higher education. 
Please see the attachment below to learn more about the position and eligibility. 
Please share this information with colleagues and students who may be interested. 

More details on this position…

PDF icon Cultural Landscape Preservation Resource Assistant Internship.pdf


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LA Summer Internship 2018
Stantec, multiple locations in the US & Canada (Deadline 2/16/2018)

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Landscape Architecture 2018 Summer Internship
PWP Landscape Architecture, Berkeley, CA (Deadline 2/5/2018 11:59PM PST)

PWP Landscape Architecture is seeking exceptional Landscape Architecture students for the 2018 Summer Internship. This year, the internship application process is entirely online!

Applications are due Monday, February 5, 2018Apply now.

More information.

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Town Planner
Cumberland, RI (Deadline 1/22/2018)

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Summer Internship
LandDesign, multiple locations (Deadline 2/14/2017)

LandDesign is accepting applications for full-time summer (2018) landscape architecture interns.

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2018 Sustainable Design Internship
Conservation Design Forum, Lombard, IL (Deadline 2/23/2018)

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.

PDF icon 2018 Sustainable Design Internship Announcement

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Landscape Designer & Planning/community design project manager
SITES Southwest, Albuquerque, NM (Posted on 12/13/2017)

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 and send your resume, portfolio and any information that would help us understand your talents and interests.


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

Position is open until filled.

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2018 Summer Internship Program
Design Workshop, multiple locations (Deadline 1/12/2018 11:59 MST)

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.

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