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

Internship: Join Denmark's Most International Architectural Company

Deadline: 

May 31, 2019

Summer Internship Recruitment at RCHS

Los Angeles, CA

Rios Clementi Hale Studios is seeking applicants in architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, and technology/AR for summer 2019 internships. Ideal candidates are highly motivated individuals who are passionate about design, and would enjoy participating in a lively office culture. Positions will last 10-12 weeks, beginning in May, though start date is negotiable. This is a paid internship. Visit RCHS Careers website for more information. Date posted: March 22, 2019.

Junior Architect, White Architecture Studio PLLC

New York, NY

White Architecture Studio PLLC is a Flatiron-based boutique architecture studio with a fresh team of talented professionals. They combine both innovation and rigor to create beautiful and functional environments, which are the unique result of both the people who inhabit them and the place they inhabit in the world. They are seeking a well-qualified Architect to join the studio which is currently working on design oriented high-end residential projects in both NYC and the Tri-State area. The candidate must have a professional architecture degree, and have legal US work status. The responsibilities shall include drawing and modeling toward both design presentations and documentation deliverables, materials and systems research, as well as the review and processing of samples and submittals. The candidate shall have +/- 1 to 3 years of professional experience, ideally with some involved in NYC high-end residential apartment renovation work. Application materials can be sent to: info@whitearchstudio.com See attached document for a more comprehensive description. Date posted: February 28, 2019.
 

Architecture Competition Announcements, Weekly Blog

University of Pennsylvania

Find out about current and exciting architecture competitions through a weekly blog sponsored by the Fisher Fine Arts Library.

City and Regional Planning

Senior Geographic Information Systems Planner, LVPC

Allentown, PA

Deadline: 

April 30, 2019

The Senior Geographic Information Systems Planner will have significant responsibilities in comprehensive, long-range planning, spatial analytics, and predictive modeling. This position works under limited supervision, as part of the LVPC (Lehigh Valley Planning Commission) Team to coordinate the region’s Geographic Information System (GIS), prepare maps and databases, conduct a variety of geospatial and economic analyses, develop predictive models and initiate, monitor and oversee planning projects. Reports to the Assistant Director of Transportation Planning and Data. Visit the job secion on their website for more information.

Gender Justice Program Coordinator

New York, NY

The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is a racial justice and migrant rights organization which engages in education, advocacy, and cross-cultural alliance-building in order to strengthen a national movement to end racism, criminalization, and economic disenfranchisement in African American and Black immigrant communities. As a progressive leader in the fight for immigrant rights and racial justice, BAJI has a number of initiatives that seek to mobilize and build power for Black communities across the country including the Black Immigration Network and BAJI Organizing Committees. The Gender Justice Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing organizing, leadership development, education, and advocacy initiatives targeting Black immigrant women and girls in consultation with BAJI staff, leaders, and other key stakeholders.  She/he/they will show leadership and commitment to BAJI’s guiding principles, framework, analysis and implementation methods. Visit thier website for more information. Date posted: March 1, 2019.

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

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. 

Navigating the Grant, Graduate Student Center

University of Pennsylvania

The Graduate Student Center’s one-on-one matching program connects grad students who are currently applying for grants with Grant Advisors who have won specific grants in the past. There is no fee associated with this program. To use this service, you must have already prepared a written draft of your grant proposal. A Grant Advisor will meet with an applicant for one hour to review the proposal and offer constructive criticism, insight, and advice. This meeting is intended as an opportunity for you to 'workshop' your grant application with someone who has been successful with the same grant! One additional hour session may be scheduled in consultation with your Peer-to-Peer advisor. This additional hour must be pre-approved by Grad Center staff and is at their discretion for special circumstances only. Email navgrant@gsc.upenn.edu to request an additional hour, if necessary.

Historic Preservation

Planning Assistant, City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Deadline: 

April 25, 2019

A Planning Assistant does professional city planning work in long-range and policy planning, including citywide, community, and neighborhood planning; and project planning, including review, analysis, and clearance of land use proposals, development projects, and site plans. A Planning Assistant may have specialized expertise in historic preservation, environmental analysis, and/or zoning review and compliance. Go to the job website for more information.

Historic Preservation Specialist Intern, Student Conservation Association

Maine to VA & WV

Assists cultural resource specialists involved with the management of cultural resources with research, field evaluation and updating of the region’s List of Classified Structures (LCS) in fulfillment of Section 110 and in support of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Duties include researching site and National Register history; personally assessing and interpreting professional analysis of architectural, engineered, and landscape features; compiling, organizing, and entering the information in the LCS database; organizing LCS files for reference purposes; and limited assisting with research and investigations of structures for the completion of Historic Structures Reports (HSRs). Expected dates: May 20, 2019 to December 14, 2019. There is a living/housing/commuting allowance that totals $2200 a month. In addition, there is a one time relocation allowance of $650. Visit website for more information. 

Investigation Engineer, GB Geotechnics USA Inc (GBG)

New York, NY

GBG is an international leader in the use of Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) for the forensic investigation of structures. With over 30 years of experience and cutting-edge survey tools including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Infrared Thermography, Ultrasonic and Acoustic Methods, they provide information on structural arrangement and condition using non-invasive methods, with a wide range of deliverables. The successful candidate will be expected to develop his / her skills in order to become an Investigation Engineer, capable of understanding, collecting, analyzing and reporting on data from a variety of building assessment projects. Application information can be found on this link. Date posted: February 1, 2019.

Job Openings, Preservation Design Partnership

Philadelphia, PA

Preservation Design Partnership, LLC [PDP] is an award-winning planning, design and preservation firm specializing in intervening in historic sites and buildings. The firm is based in Philadelphia, PA with projects throughout the US. Visit this link for job postings. Date posted: February 1, 2019.

Landscape Architecture

Summer Internship Recruitment at RCHS

Los Angeles, CA

Rios Clementi Hale Studios is seeking applicants in architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, and technology/AR for summer 2019 internships. Ideal candidates are highly motivated individuals who are passionate about design, and would enjoy participating in a lively office culture. Positions will last 10-12 weeks, beginning in May, though start date is negotiable. This is a paid internship. Visit RCHS Careers website for more information. Date posted: March 22, 2019.

Expanded Career Paths Research, Landscape Architecture

Download attached document for helpful links to international job opportunities, NGO's, and environmental leadership.

School-Wide Opportunities

Capital Projects Internship, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation is looking for an enthusiastic Capital Projects Intern to join our team and provide critical support in managing construction projects in the Park. The Capital Intern will contribute to ongoing project management, including small construction projects, public outreach, communications regarding in-progress and upcoming construction projects, internal file-keeping, and plan organization. A key element to this role is collaborating with our Operations team, which includes Maintenance, Facilities, Horticulture and Custodial professionals. Ideal candidates for this internship are pursuing a graduate degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design or related fields. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, and availability to jobs@bbp.nyc with the subject “Capital Projects Internship.” See attached document for more information.

Planning Assistant, Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Deadline: 

April 25, 2019

A Planning Assistant does professional city planning work in long-range and policy planning, including citywide, community, and neighborhood planning; and project planning, including review, analysis, and clearance of land use proposals, development projects, and site plans. A Planning Assistant may have specialized expertise in historic preservation, environmental analysis, and/or zoning review and compliance. Go to the job website for more information.

Library Job Fair for Penn Students

Philadelphia, PA

Student jobs in the University Libraries at Penn are diverse in their location, responsibilities, scheduling options, and skill requirements. Jobs range from the ones everyone sees and associates with working in a library such as shelving, checking out books, and doing research, to less visible ones such as book preservation, cataloging, and web-design. Student workers are an integral contribution to every department in the University Libraries. Having a part-time job while you are taking classes is both an opportunity to earn money, as well as a chance to learn time management, gain work experience, and a reference for future potential employers. We have jobs with daytime, evening, and weekend hours. There are libraries all over campus, convenient to whatever your daily route might be. Students work with texts in foreign languages, lend computer expertise, and assist in the music listening room. No matter what your interests are, you can easily find a job of interest in one of the Libraries at Penn. Date posted: May 15, 2018. Search for "library" on the student employment site to see jobs available:
https://www.sfs.upenn.edu/seo/job_search/

Navigating the Grant, Graduate Student Center

University of Pennsylvania

The Graduate Student Center’s one-on-one matching program connects grad students who are currently applying for grants with Grant Advisors who have won specific grants in the past. There is no fee associated with this program. To use this service, you must have already prepared a written draft of your grant proposal. A Grant Advisor will meet with an applicant for one hour to review the proposal and offer constructive criticism, insight, and advice. This meeting is intended as an opportunity for you to 'workshop' your grant application with someone who has been successful with the same grant! One additional hour session may be scheduled in consultation with your Peer-to-Peer advisor. This additional hour must be pre-approved by Grad Center staff and is at their discretion for special circumstances only. Email navgrant@gsc.upenn.edu to request an additional hour, if necessary.

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