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.

Architecture

Associate Architect Job Opening, Carl Massara / Architect

Philadelphia, PA

Carl Massara has run his own architecture firm for the past 50 years. His is looking for an Associate Architect. This person can be part time if they are going to school, or full time if they recently graduated. Salary will be related to experience. The location of the job is 2401 Walnut Street. Please email him cover letter, resume, and sample portfolio (include drawings and digital design). Date posted: June 11, 2020.

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

City and Regional Planning

Post-doctoral Fellow in Healthy City Research in the Faculty of Architecture

University of Hong Kong

Deadline: 

September 10, 2020

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Healthy City Research in the Faculty of Architecture (Ref.501760), to commence as soon as possible but not later than December 1, 2020, for a period of three years at the University of Hong Kong.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in health geography, urban planning, social science, health science, or other related fields; with experience in longitudinal data analysis of health impacts of built environment interventions such as public transport, urban renewal, housing, or social program and policy. They should also have experience in co-authoring and managing competitive research grants and publishing their work in leading journals. Research experience in handling both GIS and big data analysis and conducting interview and surveys would be an advantage. Click this link for full description.

Community & Economic Development Internship, Urban Affairs Coalition

Philadelphia, PA

POSITION:  Internship with the Community and Economic Development (CED) Department of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC). This department builds bridges between low- and moderate-income people and mainstream financial institutions for purposes of community development and individual economic empowerment. Programs include: financial education, foreclosure prevention, employer-assisted housing and impact development.

GOALS:  Assist the unit with special projects in financial education, community reinvestment, foreclosure education, employer-assisted housing and neighborhood economic development.

See attached document for more information. Date posted: June 2, 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.

5th Square Newsletter

Philadelphia, PA

5th Square is Philly's urbanist political action committee. It was formed in 2014 to support candidates for local elected office who are committed to policy change in the areas of transportation, land use, and public space, and to advance a vision for a more accessible, sustainable, equitable Philadelphia for all residents. Sign up for their weekly newsletter, which features events, news, and job opportunities.

Fine Arts

Open Call: Kunstraum Artist Residency 2021

Brooklyn, NY

Deadline: 

August 30, 2020

Kunstraum offers 3-months artist residencies for national and international artists in a quarterly cycle. In 2021, these residency periods will span from January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December. Founded by artists for artists, Kunstraum is a studio hub, incubator, and gallery space in Brooklyn with the mission to provide affordable spaces to artists that fosters exchange and networking opportunities. Located between the historical neighborhood ofClinton Hill and newly developed Navy Yard, Kunstraum spreads out between two bright and renovated artist lofts. Application deadline: August 30, 2020. Notifications: October 1, 2020. Click here for more information and how to apply.

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!

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 opportunitiesemergency 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. 

The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation at Penn

University of Pennsylvania

The Sachs Program’s grantmaking supports innovative arts activities throughout the Penn community, providing funding to Penn faculty, staff, students, departments, programs, and centers. Click here for more information.

Historic Preservation

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".

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Designer and Project Manager Job Openings, Guzzardo Partnership

San Francisco, CA

Deadline: 

September 1, 2020

We are currently seeking creative, motivated, landscape designers to participate in the creation of high quality, enduring landscapes and in the preparation of landscape architectural drawings for site-specific designs.We are working on a variety of projects including high density infill housing and urban re-use sites, University campus and corporate headquarters buildings, mixed use and transit oriented housing, downtown re-developments, parks, and site planning. Click here for full job descriptions.

Design Workshop Opportunities

Click here for full job descriptions at Design Workshop.

Job Opportunities with McGregor Coxall

Australia and China

Are you an energetic, design orientated Landscape Architect, Urban Designer or Environments Designer? Are you ready to contribute sustainable development ideas in a global team focused on innovation and research-based project solutions? MCGREGOR COXALL needs talented and creative people to join our innovative, international team. Visit https://mcgregorcoxall.com/careers/ to apply. 

Stantec Landscape Architecture Summer Internship

Internship opportunities are available in locations across North America.

Redefine your career through our paid internship program at Stanec! Join our diverse team of over 250 Landscape Architects as you develop your professional skills in an energetic multidisciplinary design firm. Internship opportunities are available in locations across North America. Visit our website to learn more! Apply Online: https://www.stantec.com/en/careers/students-graduates

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.

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.

School-Wide Opportunities

Techstyle For Social Good International Online Competition 2020

Deadline: 

July 31, 2020

Do you have a techstyle (technology + lifestyle) innovation that can create positive societal impact? Does it incorporate apparel/textiles or food tech? If the answer is yes, enter the “Techstyle For Social Good” International Online Competition 2020 now! The Mills Fabrica and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are proud to present the second “Techstyle For Social Good” competition, calling out to students innovating for social good globally. We are on the lookout for techstyle (technology + lifestyle) innovations with a special focus on apparel/textiles or food tech that are making a positive impact on society + creating solutions for the greater good. It is open to students and graduates of 2 years all around the world who have ideas for apparel/textiles or food technology innovations for social good. Winners have the opportunity to win over USD$42,000 worth of prizes including mentoring, residency at The Mills Fabrica in Hong Kong and access to our prototyping lab, events and community. 

Please find competition details attached and click http://www.themillsfabrica.com/tfsg2020/ to find out more and apply now! 

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

2020 U.S. Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Part-time positions available. Visit the 2020 Census website for more information and apply online. (Must be at least 18 and a U.S. citizen).

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. 

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