Professional Development and Career Resources

Below is a list of internships, fellowships, and jobs from firms and alumni across the country. For a more comprehensive list, please go to Handshake, Penn’s job and internship database. If you need help accessing content from a PDF below, please contact news@design.upenn.edu.

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Energy Authority Fellowship

Deadline: 

January 29, 2021

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is an independent municipal authority focused on issues of energy affordability and sustainability for Philadelphia. In 2016, PEA launched the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects to create 10,000 jobs, and to build a robust, equitable clean energy economy in Philadelphia, and in its first three years, launched over $136 million in projects and created 1,300 jobs. 

This year, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania is funding a new fellowship that enables a graduate student to spend 10 to 12 weeks working on energy policy-related issues at PEA. Applicants for the PEA 2021 Kleinman Fellowship should be highly motivated individuals with experience working on energy, finance, or economic issues. For more information, visit the Philadelphia Energy Authority Fellowship website.

Student Grants - Fund Your Idea!

Deadline: 

February 1, 2021

From research to conferences, the Kleinman Center has funded more than 200 Penn student grants. Grants are offered four times per year in the spring, summer, fall, and winter, and are open to individual students as well as student groups. Click on the Kleinman Center website to learn how grants enrich student learning.  

Deadline: Winter 2020-2021: December 1, Spring 2021: February 1, Summer 2021: April 1

Architecture

Studio Manager, Matthew Baird Architects

New York, NY

Matthew Baird Architects is an innovative, design-forward architecture firm with offices in New York City and Mount Desert Island, Maine. We design and build compelling commissions of varying typologies, and we love bringing work on paper to life, embracing the inherent challenges of construction. We are working on exciting projects with both public and private clients, and we value quality and sustainability in everything we do.

We are currently seeking a Managing Coordinator to support our team. This position requires an organized, highly collaborative and detail-oriented individual with a passion for design and an interest in learning about the operation and management of a design-driven architectural practice. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and can assist the studio and Founding Principal with executive administration, contracts, marketing, scheduling, travel, and financial projections and planning. This is a key employee who serves as the nexus of communication amongst firm architects, principals, and clients, with a direct report to the founder working on architecture and renewable energy projects. They are essential to the day-to-day functioning of the studio and will be responsible for a range of tasks. For more information see attached document. Date posted: January 21, 2021.

Christos Yessios Digital Fabrication Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture

The Ohio State University

Deadline: 

January 20, 2021

The Architecture Section of the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University invites applications for a position at the rank of assistant or associate professor with a research focus on emerging digital design and fabrication technologies. This position is endowed by the Christos Yessios Fund, which is intended to support faculty with the potential to make significant contributions to the field through scholarship, design research, and/or creative design practice. Candidates with a research focus related to emerging digital fabrication tools and related technologies and their implications or contemporary design are encouraged to apply. A wide range of topics will be considered, with preference to those that leverage the School’s resources, especially investigations that focus on computer-controlled fabrication techniques and research in technology, digital media, and material assemblies. For more information visit the Knowlton School website.

Director of the Emilio Ambasz Institute and Curator, Architecture and Design

New York, NY

Deadline: 

January 22, 2021

Mission:
The mission of the newly established Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment at the Museum of Modern Art is to promote the exploration and study of creative approaches to design at all scales of the built environment – buildings, cities, landscapes, and objects – with an emphasis on understanding their joint relationship to their natural environment. Through research and a variety of programs, including public lectures, conferences and symposia, and their digital equivalents, the Institute’s objective is to be a globally leading think tank furthering the understanding of the interaction between architecture and ecology. The Institute’s mission is interdisciplinary, bringing into conversation architects, designers, policy makers, social thinkers, historians and the general public. Acknowledging the urgent need for an ecological recalibration within the context of the Anthropocene, the work of the Institute will synthesize research and programmatic initiatives with current socio-political issues to help solidify cultural and art institutions’ relevance for today’s diverse audiences.

The Position:
The Museum seeks a Director of the Emilio Ambasz Institute who will also serve as a Curator, joining the curatorial team in the Museum’s Department of Architecture and Design, and reporting directly to the department’s Phillip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. For more information visit the MoMA job posting for Director of the Emilio Ambasz Institute and Curator.

City and Regional Planning

Spring and SummerResilience Fellows/Senior Resilience Fellows, City of Boston

Boston, MA

Background: The Climate Ready Boston program of the City of Boston is seeking Spring and SummerResilience Fellows/Senior Resilience Fellows. Our team works on behalf of Bostonians to protect their families and neighborhoods from the impacts of climate change and ensure thatBoston can thrive in the face of climate change. Deadlines and Applying: Applications for Spring Fellows/Senior Fellows are due by January 15th and will be reviewed ona rolling basis. Applications for Summer Fellows/Senior Fellows are due by March 15th and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. In order to apply, please review the project list and submit 2-3 paragraphs on why you are interested in the role, along with a 1-2 page resume, to SanjaySeth, Climate Resilience Program Manager (​sanjay.seth@boston.gov​).

CommitmentFellows/Senior Fellows will be core members of the Climate Ready team and tasked with producing valuable short-term deliverables and presenting those deliverables to senior City officials, which are discussed in more detail below. Each Fellow/Senior Fellow will be assignedto a member of the Climate Ready team and have regular feedback, team meetings, and professional development opportunities. Spring Fellows/Senior Fellows will be expected tocommit at least 15 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. Summer Fellows/Senior Fellows will be expected to commit at least 25 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. All positions are remote.

Management Assistant Program, The City of Long Beach, California

Deadline: 

January 19, 2021

The City of Long Beach, California is looking for talented aspiring public leaders interested in applying their skills to serve a diverse, full-service city of 470,000 residents. Established in 1980, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant program is the longest-running municipal management development program in California. The Management Assistant Program provides talented and motivated individuals with experience and skills to become innovative local government leaders. Management Assistants experience a paid one-year apprenticeship working in four three-month rotations in various city departments alongside career department heads. For more information, visit our websiteAlumni of the Management Assistant Program have held many key positions in the City including City Manager, Deputy City Manager, and Directors of Economic Development, Public Works, Development Services, and Human Resources. Alumni have also taken leadership positions in various other local government agencies, as well as non-profits and philanthropic organizations.

Applications to the program can be found here and are due on January 19, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed the requirements for a Master's Degree in an applicable field such as, but not limited to: Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, and Social Work by June 2021 and must have 6 months of relevant experience. Salary: Approximately $58,724, a full benefits package, and a CalPERS defined pension with an employee participation currently at 6.5 percent of salary. “Ask a Management Assistant”: If you have any questions about the Management Assistant Program, the application process, or the City of Long Beach, feel free to RSVP for one of our upcoming virtual info-sessions.

2021 ZGF Scholarship

Deadline: 

February 1, 2021

Registration is now open for the for the $10,000 ZGF scholarship and 2021 summer internship opportunity. The ZGF scholarship is open to any student entering their final year of an architecture (NAAB), interior design (CIDA), urban planning and design (PAB), or landscape architecture (LAAB) program in the fall of 2021. In memory of ZGF founding partner Norm Zimmer, the ZGF scholarship exemplifies Norm’s spirit and devotion to design, community, and life-long learning. With this guiding ethos in mind, each year one student is selected to receive $10,000 for university tuition and fees, and a paid internship with ZGF. ZGF is dedicated to supporting the next generation of designers and we encourage all interested applicants across architectural, interior, urban, or landscape design to apply. We are looking for students who display a commitment to their craft and a dedication to personal development in their chosen field. ZGF is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we encourage under-represented minorities and women to apply for the scholarship.

Qualifications and instructions can be found on our website: www.zgf.com/scholarship. The intended scholarship recipient will be chosen on or before March 1, 2021.

Planner II Job Opening with the City of Chesapeake

Chesapeake, VA

Deadline: 

February 7, 2021

Performs professional level municipal planning and project management work over a variety of subject areas. Must be versed in the principles and practices of local government planning. Seeks solutions to planning related problems and formulates recommendations within broad policy and organizational guidelines. Serves as project manager and takes the lead on collecting and analyzing data, performing research, analysis, and summarization of data to assist in the development of reports, plans, policies and programs. Responds to internal and external planning inquiries. Works both independently and with teams to implement projects; reports progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. Performs complex analysis of development plans for consistency with adopted ordinances, plans, policy, and guidelines. May be called upon to coordinate and/or lead citizen engagement activities. Attendance at evening meetings is required. Must be able to simultaneously manage multiple projects. Must be able to work effectively with and provide exceptional customer service to city staff, members of the community, developers, and policy makers. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Must have excellent written skills. Must be able to develop and interpret data, charts, maps, and other graphics. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any particular experience they may have in urban design, community development, development review, socio economic / data analysis, or comprehensive planning. For more information visit the City of Chesapeake, VA website for job postings.

Portfolio Analysis and Reporting Intern, PIDC

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. As a private, non-profit organization founded in 1958 as a partnership of the City of Philadelphia and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, our mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. PIDC is seeking an individual with superior analytical and critical thinking skills to assist with the specific projects detailed in attached document, as well as general departmental responsibilities and projects. The internship would be virtual until PIDC goes back to the office (pending COVID-19 vaccine) and it has the potential to extend from a spring to a summer internship. Please see attached document for more information and how to apply. Date posted: November 30, 2020.

Smart Growth America, Now Hiring

Washington, DC

Smart Growth America (SGA) is a national nonprofit that empowers communities through technical assistance, advocacy, and thought leadership to create livable places, healthy people, and shared prosperity. We currently have two new open positions on our team. Please apply if you are qualified and interested, and/or share widely with your networks. For more information visit, SGA Now Hiring. Date posted: September 23, 2020.

Planning Systems Support Job Posting, Vernadero Group Incorporated

Washington, D.C.

Vernadero is a Veteran-Owned Small Business founded in 1999 to provide infrastructure and environmental program support to Department of Defense (DoD) installations and activities throughout the CONUS. As an exclusive DoD contractor, our organizational structure and range of services are tailored to DoD installation public works directorates and divisions and include Conservation, Compliance, Environmental Health and Safety, Planning, Engineering and Construction Services. 

The U.S. Army Reserve is responsible for more than 1,400 properties situated across the Nation. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing automated planning technical support services to ensure the population and facility requirements are properly documented which will support the operational readiness of reserve forces to mobilize and deploy to a wartime theater of operation. This position will provide technical expertise in Real Property and Analysis System (RPLANS) and Army Stationing and Installation Plan (ASIP). For more information, visit Planning Systems Support. Resumes or letters of interest are also accepted via email: Marc Lewis-DeGrace, AICP. Date posted: September 25, 2020.

FHWA Research Fellow Opportunity

Washington, DC

Through a partnership with the NRC, FHWA’s (Federal Highway Administration) Office of Transportation Policy Studies is seeking a talented Postdoc/Research Associate to support enhancements to the Highway Economic Requirements System (HERS) and development of the Next Generation of HERS. The HERS model provides national projections of highway condition and performance under alternative potential levels of investment over a 20-year horizon and yields estimates of investment levels given alternative assumptions or policy  targets. The projections developed with this model inform the biennial “Conditions and Performance” Report to Congress. This is a postdoctoral or senior applicant one-year appointment, with the potential for two one-year renewals. The full opportunity announcement and application instructions can be found at FHWA Research Fellow Opportunity. NRC reviews candidates quarterly; applications received by November 1 will be included in the November NRC review. Date posted: September 18, 2020.

Consider Sacramento!

Consider working for a California State agency:

California Air Resources Board https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/homepage 
Governor's Office of Planning and Research http://opr.ca.gov/  
Sacramento Area Council of Governments https://www.sacog.org/  
As with any state or federal agency, there is an application form and a qualifying test. https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/jobs-and-exams 

Job postings in affordable development and construction management, Enterprise Homes, Inc

Richmond, VA and Silver Spring or Baltimore, MD

Community Preservation & Development Corporation is finalizing a merge with Enterprise Homes, Inc, resulting in a lot of new positions for people interested in working in the affordable housing industry. The roles are mostly for construction management and development project management - a combination of entry, mid, and senior level jobs are available, most with flexibility to work out of Enterprise’s Richmond, VA, Silver Spring, MD, or Baltimore offices. New community programming roles will be posted online soon.

Available job openings can be found here: https://careers.enterprisecommunity.com/Careers.aspx. Anybody interested in these positions or others that will be coming online should reach out to Jess Neubelt.

Fine Arts

Interactive Art and Design Intern, Eric Forman Studio

New York, NY

Deadline: 

January 1, 2021

Eric Forman Studio is seeking interns to work with us in our amazing Brooklyn Navy Yard studio at New Lab. We have advanced Covid protocol in place for safety - in some cases, remote work is also possible. We are looking for interns who are technically minded, organized, creative, and thorough. You should have familiarity with at least one of the following: physical computing, architecture, industrial design, electrical engineering, computer science, or furniture design. For more information, visit Interactive Art and Design Intern, Eric Forman Studio

2021 Virtual Summer Internships, National Gallery of Art

Washington, DC

Deadline: 

February 28, 2021

Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week virtual summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.
Interns will learn about the collection by developing and presenting live art talks on Zoom. At the beginning of the summer, interns will participate in an intensive training about online public speaking. They will learn how to talk about original works of art in a way that is relevant, engaging, and accessible. Interns then develop tours that incorporate their own interests and offer online audiences an insider perspective on the National Gallery of Art and its collection. For more information and how to apply, visit Virtual Summer Internships, National Gallery of Art.

The Sachs Program Announces 2021 Grant Opportunities

University of Pennsylvania

We are writing today to announce the opening of the 2021 grant cycle for The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. If you have an innovative and ambitious idea for the arts at Penn, you may be eligible for Sachs Program funding. 

  •  Annual Grant Opportunities for Penn faculty, staff, student groups, departments, programs, and centers are now consolidated into four core categories (Curricular, Project Grants, Independent Production, and Artist Residencies). Applications for these annual grants will be due January 22, 2021.
  • Student Grants are now available twice a year. Fall student grants will be due November 20, 2020. Spring student grants will be due February 19, 2021.
  • We will also be providing additional targeted grant opportunities in response to specific community needs, announced as opportunities are available.

Americans for the Arts (AFTA)

New York, NY and Washington, DC

Our mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts. AFTA also features and Job Bank.

Creative Capital

New York, NY

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, gatherings, & career development services.

  • We made a comprehensive list of nationwide arts resources that was viewed nearly 250,000 times and was entered into the Library of Congress. Our monthly lists of opportunities for artists have also been viewed 125,000 times since January. In response to the pandemic and economic shutdown, we held seven free public workshops and maintained our commitment to the artist community by bringing all our workshops fully online.
     
  • Our list of Ways to Support Black Lives amplified powerful voices and has been accessed by over 40,000 people. We hosted two online workshops for artists engaging in social change which gained over 2,500 viewers each and counting.

Artist Opportunities from the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy

Philadelphia, PA

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy supports artists and the cultural community in Philadelphia by providing and promoting artist opportunities year-round. Click on their opportunities website to learn more!

The Center for Emerging Artists

Philadelphia, PA

With a mission to cultivate, nurture, and advance the careers of emerging visual artists while simultaneously expanding opportunities for the public to discover and connect with art, CFEVA’s services are designed to: raise the profile of Philadelphia’s professional artists, foster artistic experimentation and innovation, and showcase how vibrant artistic communities boost cultural tourism and foster economic development. Through fellowships, residencies, educational outreach, exhibitions, professional development, and city-wide events, CFEVA provides artists with the tangible resources needed to develop viable and sustainable careers. For more information, visit CFEVA.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Newsletter

New York Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit service organization that provides the concrete resources that working artists and emerging arts organizations need to thrive. Join their mailing lists and be among the first to know about NYFA's fellowships, resources, deadlines, programming, and special projects. As a subscriber, you'll also enjoy access to their vast network of opportunities for artists. 

NYFA Resources

NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) has planned a series of free programming, online learning, expanded job opportunities, awards and grantsemergency grants and NYFA Events page.

Grants and Fellowships, Grad Center at Penn

University of Pennsylvania

External grants and awards are opportunities offered by private foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Also known as nationally competitive awards or fellowships, receiving external funding opportunities is a way to position yourself as a leader in your field, whether you are just beginning your graduate career, are conducting research and writing, or are close to the end of your degree and exploring career options. 

We encourage you to review our lists of highlighted opportunities and to take advantage of the resources below as you prepare to apply for competitive grants and fellowships. Be sure to check our events page and the CURF website for upcoming information sessions and workshops related to fellowships and grants. 

Historic Preservation

Program Assistant, National Main Street Center/National Trust for Historic Preservation

Chicago, IL

Over the past 40 years, the National Main Street Center (NMSC) – a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation – has led a transformational movement, working with 2000+ communities around the country to revitalize and re-energize their older and historic downtown commercial districts. The NMSC’s two core programs for supporting community revitalization efforts are Main Street America and UrbanMain. The Program Assistant will provide critical day-to-day operational and administrative support for the organization. The position requires a collaborative relationship with staff across the organization, and the ability to work with a cross-functional team of professionals. Core duties will be focused on providing scheduling and board management support to the CEO, and operational and administrative support for virtual training functions of the organization, including workshops, webinars, and conferences. The position also provides administrative support for grant programs and special projects. 

PAY & BENEFITS This is a temporary (6 months) full-time, non-exempt level position not currently eligible for benefits. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this and most other Main Street positions will continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future (currently projected through June 2021), but after that would be based in our Chicago office. Hiring Range:  $24.00 - 26.00/hour ($approximately $43,680 - 47,300 annualized). More INFO: https://nthp.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1463796&&#job Date posted: December 22, 2020.

Manager - Easement Program, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Washington, DC

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Manager, Easement Program is responsible for managing the National Trust's preservation easement portfolio through regular communication with easement property owners and frequent travel across the country to conduct easement inspections. The National Trust administers preservation easements, deed restrictions, and covenants on over 130 historic properties located in 25 states across the country and, in addition, oversees preservation agreements with several non-profit preservation groups in Washington, DC. 

The National Trust prefers that the position be based at our Washington, DC, headquarters once employees return to the office following our current COVID related remote work, but will consider strong candidates that do not wish to relocate and can work from a location within 30 minutes of a of a large hub airport as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration. For more information and how to apply, visit Careers - National Trust for Historic Preservation. Date posted: November 10, 2020.

Architectural Conservator, Architectural Resources Group (ARG)

San Francisco, CA

Architectural Resources Group (ARG) is a nationally recognized architecture and consulting firm with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Portland. The firm seeks an experienced Architectural Conservator for a full-time position to join the conservation department in their San Francisco office. 
Job responsibilities may include historic research, field investigations and materials testing, building surveys, preparation of construction drawings and specifications, construction monitoring, and report writing. 
 
Candidates should have a graduate-level degree in architectural conservation or equivalent experience, and three or more years of professional experience. Applicants should have a working knowledge about the conservation and treatment of a wide range of historic building materials and excellent communication skills. Demonstrable skills in AutoCAD and proficiency in graphic programs such as Adobe InDesign are also beneficial. 
 
Applicants must be a US citizen or hold a US work visa. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, and writing sample to david@argsf.com (Include “ARG San Francisco Employment” in the email subject line). Please include salary requirements and availability. ARG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Date posted: October 9, 2020.

NPS Climate Change Communication Summer 2021 Internships

Washington, D.C.

Deadline: 

January 15, 2021

Since 2012, George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication (GMU 4C) has partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to host a paid summer internship program that focuses on climate change communication within national parks in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. We are currently accepting applications through January 15th, 2021. Graphic design and videography interns have been key members of our team in past years, having designed infographics, junior ranger booklets, webpages and produced educational video series. For more information, visit NPS Internship Program.

GSA Job Opportunities

The Federal Government (USAJobs) offers unique hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society. Search their job postings with key words "historic preservation".

Grants and Fellowships, Grad Center at Penn

University of Pennsylvania

External grants and awards are opportunities offered by private foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Also known as nationally competitive awards or fellowships, receiving external funding opportunities is a way to position yourself as a leader in your field, whether you are just beginning your graduate career, are conducting research and writing, or are close to the end of your degree and exploring career options. 

We encourage you to review our lists of highlighted opportunities and to take advantage of the resources below as you prepare to apply for competitive grants and fellowships. Be sure to check our events page and the CURF website for upcoming information sessions and workshops related to fellowships and grants. 

Landscape Architecture

Faculty Search: Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

The Department of Landscape Architecture at the UVA School of Architecture is seeking a qualified candidate at the rank of Assistant Professor to join our faculty in the Fall of 2021. We are located in the City of Charlottesville, a complex geographic region between the Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is the site of two UNESCO World Heritage sites and ongoing civic initiatives and conflicts around social and environmental justice. This contradictory history and complex community is an important foundation for the work of our faculty, which is composed of designers, researchers, and scholars who are deeply committed to the history and theory of cultural landscapes, technological advancement in the service of public and ecological health, and a more equitable future through the practice and study of landscapes locally, regionally, and internationally. We seek a faculty member who will help us to extend this commitment to innovation, diversity, and equity and broaden the work of our faculty and students in the public interest. Review of applicants will begin February 22, 2021 and will remain open until the position is filled. For more information, visit the UVA Faculty Search website

Farm Manager, Community Gardens, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)

Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) plays an essential role in the vitality of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, increasing access to fresh food, growing economic opportunity, and building deeper social connections between people. The Community Gardens Farm Manager plays a leading role in forging and cultivating partnerships to expand our services in Montgomery County. The Farm Manager is responsible for overseeing all function of the PHS Green Resource Center at Farm Park, including seedling propagation and distribution, farm production, educational opportunities for public, volunteer management, and site maintenance. The Farm Manager will also oversee a seasonal staff position and apprentices who will assist with activities on the farm. This position collaborates with municipal and state agencies, existing alliances, organizations, and task forces to advance PHS’s leadership role in community gardens, urban farming and food systems, inform policies, mobilize gardeners to grow and share food, as well as strengthen and build the region’s urban agriculture networks. This position is currently funded through June 2022. Extension is dependent on future funding. For more information visit the PHS Career Center. Date posted: January 19, 2021.

Spring and SummerResilience Fellows/Senior Resilience Fellows, City of Boston

Boston, MA

Background: The Climate Ready Boston program of the City of Boston is seeking Spring and SummerResilience Fellows/Senior Resilience Fellows. Our team works on behalf of Bostonians to protect their families and neighborhoods from the impacts of climate change and ensure thatBoston can thrive in the face of climate change. Deadlines and Applying: Applications for Spring Fellows/Senior Fellows are due by January 15th and will be reviewed ona rolling basis. Applications for Summer Fellows/Senior Fellows are due by March 15th and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. In order to apply, please review the project list and submit 2-3 paragraphs on why you are interested in the role, along with a 1-2 page resume, to SanjaySeth, Climate Resilience Program Manager (​sanjay.seth@boston.gov​).

CommitmentFellows/Senior Fellows will be core members of the Climate Ready team and tasked with producing valuable short-term deliverables and presenting those deliverables to senior City officials, which are discussed in more detail below. Each Fellow/Senior Fellow will be assignedto a member of the Climate Ready team and have regular feedback, team meetings, and professional development opportunities. Spring Fellows/Senior Fellows will be expected tocommit at least 15 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. Summer Fellows/Senior Fellows will be expected to commit at least 25 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. All positions are remote.

2021 ZGF Scholarship

Deadline: 

February 1, 2021

Registration is now open for the for the $10,000 ZGF scholarship and 2021 summer internship opportunity. The ZGF scholarship is open to any student entering their final year of an architecture (NAAB), interior design (CIDA), urban planning and design (PAB), or landscape architecture (LAAB) program in the fall of 2021. In memory of ZGF founding partner Norm Zimmer, the ZGF scholarship exemplifies Norm’s spirit and devotion to design, community, and life-long learning. With this guiding ethos in mind, each year one student is selected to receive $10,000 for university tuition and fees, and a paid internship with ZGF. ZGF is dedicated to supporting the next generation of designers and we encourage all interested applicants across architectural, interior, urban, or landscape design to apply. We are looking for students who display a commitment to their craft and a dedication to personal development in their chosen field. ZGF is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we encourage under-represented minorities and women to apply for the scholarship.

Qualifications and instructions can be found on our website: www.zgf.com/scholarship. The intended scholarship recipient will be chosen on or before March 1, 2021.

Bionic Landscape - Internship & Job Listings

San Francisco, CA

Deadline: 

February 15, 2021

Bionic is an award-winning cutting-edge landscape architecture practice based in San Francisco, CA. Our approach to projects seeks to enable life in an increasingly complicated and urbanized world. We apply inventive creativity, optimism, and expertise to all that we do. Our work spans a range of types and scales including public parks, workplace environments, institutions, waterfronts, private development, green infrastructure, urban design, and landscapes on structure.

We have internship and entry level job opportunities. The application deadline for the internship is February 15, 2021. Please see attached documents for more information.

OLIN's Virtual Summer Internship for Landscape Architecture Students

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: 

February 19, 2021

OLIN is seeking Landscape Architecture students for our virtual summer internship from June 7th - August 13th. OLIN’s Virtual Summer Internship Program is designed to provide a group of outstanding students the opportunity to work alongside award-winning and industry-leading designers and practitioners. OLIN seeks passionate, skilled, and dedicated interns to contribute to every facet of our design practice. In addition to working on project teams, this year’s interns will join us in contributing to the nation-wide Green New Deal Superstudio, as well as other OLIN Labs research initiatives that support the goals of job creation, decarbonization, and environmental justice. Both undergraduate and graduate students advancing to their final year of study in an accredited landscape architecture program are encouraged to apply by February 19, 2021. Apply at: internships.theolinstudio.com.

Design Workshop 2021 Summer Internship Program

Deadline: 

February 21, 2021

Design Workshop is looking for energetic and motivated students to join our 2021 Summer Internship Program. During this 10-week program, participants will experience a dynamic, creative design environment in one of our eight offices. We are a community of designers, planners and strategists driven to create places of meaning and resonance. We work to increase social equity, amplify connections to nature and bring joy to everyone through design.

What’s in it for you: Resume and skill-building experience. Work will include project research, site visits, sketching, computer production, design reviews, and marketing proposal assistance. For more information, visit the Design Workshop Careers website. 

Virtual Information Session - February 9 - 7PM MST. Attendees will receive an introduction to Design Workshop, meet a former summer intern turned employee and be able to participate in a question/answer session. Space is limited. To register, email Tania Kelly, HR Generalist, tkelly@designworkshop.com.

Job Postings for Stromberg/Garrigan & Associates, Inc. (SGA)

SGA places special emphasis on fostering creativity in the workplace and our team of professionals possess a passion for what they do every day and on every project. Apply online

Diverse Career Paths Research, Landscape Architecture

Download attached document for helpful links to international job opportunities, NGO's, and environmental leadership. If you need help accessing content from a PDF below, please contact news@design.upenn.edu.

Expanded Career Timeline

Download attached document for a landscape architecture career timeline with helpful links and information from Penn Career Services and the Weitzman School of Design Office of Professional Development & Leadership. Use this timeline for guidance during each semester. If you need help accessing content from a PDF below, please contact news@design.upenn.edu.

School-Wide Opportunities

Global Research & Internship Program, Penn Abroad

University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: 

January 7, 2021

 

The Global Research & Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with a hands-on overseas opportunity of a lifetime. As you consider the opportunity to spend your summer gaining valuable professional skills with a global employer, it is important to begin defining your goals and preparing your application. Use the information below to learn more about eligibility, the application process, and the many GRIP opportunities available for Summer 2021.

Penn Abroad continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation worldwide. As of November 2020, per Penn’s travel criteria, all domestic and international travel remains suspended for students, staff, and faculty. For information regarding travel on the Summer 2021 Global Research and Internship Program, please visit GRIP’s COVID-19 Information page.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Global Research & Internship Program.

NPS Climate Change Communication Summer 2021 Internships

Washington, D.C.

Deadline: 

January 15, 2021

Since 2012, George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication (GMU 4C) has partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to host a paid summer internship program that focuses on climate change communication within national parks in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. We are currently accepting applications through January 15th, 2021. Graphic design and videography interns have been key members of our team in past years, having designed infographics, junior ranger booklets, webpages and produced educational video series. For more information, visit NPS Internship Program.

2021 Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship

Deadline: 

January 25, 2021

Open to both undergraduate and graduate Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban Design students entering their final year of study in September 2021. We are pleased to announce the 2021 Hart Howerton Fellowship Program. Now in its fifteenth year, the Fellowship provides students with an opportunity to enrich their education with both research and office experience. Named by Architectural Digest as one of the Fellowship programs paving the way for the future of architecture, the Hart Howerton Fellowship is available to undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture or urban design who will be entering their final year of study in September 2021.

In past years, the research component provided an opportunity for Fellows to travel to selected locations and further explore their topic in the field. However, because of the current uncertainty regarding travel restrictions, travel may be limited this year as we continue to prioritize the health of our fellows going forward. If you have any questions please reach out to Beth Repeta BRepeta@harthowerton.com. For more information, visit 2021 Hart Howerton Fellowship Program. 

2021 John Belle Travel Fellowship

Deadline: 

February 8, 2021

The John Belle Travel Fellowship is a $10,000 annual award by the Beyer Blinder Belle Foundation in honor of John Belle, FAIA, RIBA, Hon. PhD, a founding partner of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners. John devoted his career to the public realm — the planning, design, restoration and adaptive reuse of public buildings and urban centers. The purpose of the Fellowship is to expand students' understanding of the public realm in existing cities through travel and research, and how the knowledge gained might be applied to contemporary urban needs and design challenges. Application is open to students of any nationality in their penultimate year of a three or more year Master's degree program (or second year for a two year Master's program) in Architecture, Historic Preservation and/or Urban Design. Visit 2021 John Belle Travel Fellowship for more information.

Federal Government Jobs

LEED Training

Online

Make your resume stand out with the LEED Green Associate, the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 9000 students pass their respective exam at a 99% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and allows students to graduate with letters after their name! This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Cost: $200 for students ($300 otherwise)

Use the coupon code ‘green’ for $50 off (Discounted course price $150)

To register for a live webinar please visit https://leadinggreen.com/webinars

Or online on-demand here -  https://leadinggreen.com/online

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Grad Center at Penn

The Grad Center is a hub for information, programming, resources, and support for graduate and professional students at Penn. 

Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships serves as the University of Pennsylvania's information hub and primary support office for Penn students and alumni considering applying for major grants and fellowships. CURF aims to demystify these opportunities to help undergraduate and graduate students and alumni determine the most appropriate awards for which to apply. CURF’s searchable Fellowships Directory allows you to search for opportunities based on your student or alumni status. See details of fellowship eligibility and brief descriptions. If you are (or soon will be) an active applicant for any fellowship, please sign up for the CURF Mailing List to receive regular updates on fellowships and related opportunities. Graduate Students should check out our Resources for Graduate Students

Grants and Fellowships, Grad Center at Penn

University of Pennsylvania

Pursuing a graduate or professional degree is an important investment in your future and can also be a significant investment of your time and money. Whether you're living on a budget or relying on external funding, the financial decisions you make during graduate school can have an impact for years to come. Visit the Graduate Funding and Finances page, which provides information and resources to help you identify funding opportunities and make more informed financial decisions as you pursue your degree. 

External grants and awards are opportunities offered by private foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Also known as nationally competitive awards or fellowships, receiving external funding opportunities is a way to position yourself as a leader in your field, whether you are just beginning your graduate career, are conducting research and writing, or are close to the end of your degree and exploring career options. 

We encourage you to review our lists of highlighted opportunities and to take advantage of the resources below as you prepare to apply for competitive grants and fellowships. Be sure to check our events page and the CURF website for upcoming information sessions and workshops related to fellowships and grants. 

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