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

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

Somerset, PA and Norfolk, VA

SGA recently posted the following job announcements: Project Landscape Architect: 4-7 years of experience, Project Architect: 5+ years of experience, and Senior Planner/Urban Designer: 10+ years of experience. Apply online. Date posted: June 28, 2019.

Call for Applications - MASS Design Group, Space & Society Fellowship

Boston, MA

Deadline: 

July 15, 2019

MASS is excited to launch this year long fellowship program, September 2019 - August 2020. The Space & Society Fellowship seeks to create an avenue for emerging architects and designers to engage with projects and research topics  that address inequities in the built environment. Visit https://massdesigngroup.org/node/1082 for more information.

Architecture & Environmental Design Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Deadline: 

August 14, 2019

Morgan State University is the premier public urban research university in Maryland, known for its excellence in teaching, intensive research, effective public service and community engagement. Morgan prepares diverse and competitive graduates for success in a global, interdependent society.The teaching duties for the Assistant Professor for Architecture & Environmental Design encompass twelve (12) credit hours per semester of coursework in architecture and environmental design, which includes but is not limited to, preparing and reviewing lectures; preparing and grading quizzes and exams; utilizing course syllabus; utilizing Blackboard and/or Canvas for course administration and periodic grading; utilizing Starfish to record attendance; utilizing Websis to record midterm and final semester grades; fulfilling departmental academic advising duties; attending all required department-wide and school-wide faculty meetings in addition to attending and participating in all University-wide convocations and commencement ceremonies and performing other duties as assigned. Apply online.

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

Langan Transportation and Environment Intern Job Posting

Philadelphia, PA

Langan seeks a Transportation and Environmental Planning Intern at their Philadelphia office. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in City Planning (or related field). The selected candidate will provide ongoing support to staff on a part-time basis in the Fall and Winter of 2019 and Spring 2020 (and, if available, part or full-time basis during the latter part of Summer 2019). Date posted: June 28, 2019.

Multiple Job Opportunities at Coen+Partner

Minneapolis, MN

Coen+Partners is seeking multiple landscape architects and urban designers, from early-career to senior-level experience, for full time, or long-term contract positions in support of a wide range of regional and global projects: Design Director (8-20 yrs experience), Senior Designers/Project Managers (8-20 yrs experience) and multiple project designers (2-7 yrs experience). Full job descriptions and application information. Date posted: May 29, 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

Performing, Visual & Fine Arts Research Classifier Part-Time Position

May work remotely

SSRN (Social Science Research Network) is an open access working paper repository, making available early stage (pre peer reviewed journal) research available worldwide, and for free. They are looking to create a new network to make early stage research available in the field of Performing, Visual & Fine Arts. Click here for a few of the papers they have in their collection covering this discipline. Visit SSRN's website for more information on how to apply. This is a great opportunity for graduate students, lecturers, professors or even librarians looking for part-time, remote and flexible work that engages them in the latest research available in their fields. Date posted: June 14, 2019.

Director of the School of Art and Professor, Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

The School of Art, within the Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, seeks applications and nominations for a visionary leader as Director of the School of Art at the rank of tenured, full professor. The ideal candidate will lead a thriving program that exemplifies the highest standards of a creative, multi-faceted, and scholarly community. The successful candidate will begin service in this full-time position at the beginning of the 2020 fall semester. Apply online. Date posted: May 29, 2019.

Graphic Designer, Beer Tree Brew Co.

Binghamton, NY

Beer Tree Brew Co. is looking for a full-time Graphic Designer to join our design and marketing team. We are looking for a multi-talented designer who’s ready to help grow our brewery and brand. We are a small team, so at times this position’s responsibilities will extend further than just design. We want someone we can become part of our brewery family. This opportunity promises an invigorating and exciting environment where good work is done so we always look for flexibility and a sense of humor in addition to other valuable traits like intent, hard work, and good communication skills. See attached document for more information and how to apply. Date posted: June 5, 2019.

Summer Intern, Two Robbers

Two Robbers Hard Seltzer is looking for a full-time design intern for Summer 2019 to assist with marketing and branding. They are a fast growing beverage startup that launched out of Penn this past year. See attached document for more information.

Illustrator Needed for Book Publisher

Illustrator needed for a children's book series. They are looking for an artist from now until July 1st. See attached flyer for more information. Date posted: April 25, 2019.

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. 

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

Director of Preservation Services, The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (PA) is hiring for a Director of Preservation Services. This is a management position that reports to the Executive Director. The person filling this position is expected to manage and oversee the Preservation Alliance’s portfolio of almost 250 preservation easements located primarily in the Philadelphia region, and to pursue new easement opportunities as necessary. See attached document for full description and how to apply. Date posted: July 12, 2019.

Summer Intern and Full-time Estimator/Project Manager, Dan Lepore & Sons Company

Conshohocken, PA

Dan Lepore & Sons Company is looking to hire an intern for this summer and a full time estimator/project manager. See attached documents for both job descriptions. Date posted: June 17, 2019.

Architectural Conservator, Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

New York, NY

Building Conservation Associates, Inc. (BCA) seeks an Architectural Conservator to join the technical staff in their New York office. The Conservator will participate in a range of activities related to the assessment and treatment of historic resources, including historic research, field investigation, materials testing, report writing, preparation of construction documents, and project monitoring. Excellent communication skills are essential for this position. Demonstrable proficiency in AutoCAD is highly desirable. See attached document for more information. Date posted: June 10, 2019.

Quality Assurance Manager, BECS

Baltimore, MD

BECS looking for a Quality Assurance Manager with field experience in the restoration of masonry and stone along with a strong safety culture that can use the plans and specifications to support inspections and field observation reports as a part of a Quality Assurance program for the Exterior Masonry Restoration of Baltimore City Hall. Their role of the Baltimore City Hall Project would cover Construction Support and Quality Assurance. The QA Manager would be supported by a Project Executive, Structural Engineer and an Assistant Project Manager. They would be on site 8 hours a day 3 days a week. The city hall project depending on funding could last anywhere from 2 years to 6 years. See attached document for more information (email Kali Meeks for a PDF about BECS). Email application materials to Mark Howell, Vice President. Date posted: May 22, 2019.

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

Landscape Architect Designer Position at WRT

San Francisco, CA

Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) is seeking a talented and energetic Landscape Architect/Designer with 0-2 years of experience for the San Francisco office. Design practice ranges from master planning to detailed landscape architectural design and implementation for urban waterfronts, TOD's, urban revitalization studies, urban parks and streetscapes as well as campus projects. Full job description is attached. Apply online. Date posted: June 21, 2019.

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

Somerset, PA and Norfolk, VA

SGA recently posted the following job announcements: Project Landscape Architect: 4-7 years of experience, Project Architect: 5+ years of experience, and Senior Planner/Urban Designer: 10+ years of experience. Apply online. Date posted: June 28, 2019.

Landscape Architect/Designer, BSA LifeStructures

Indianapolis, IN

Deadline: 

August 23, 2019

BSA LifeStructures is looking for a creative individual passionate about landscape architecture to join the site design group in their Indianapolis office. This position will provide site planning, urban and landscape design, and graphic and technical production on a variety of Healthcare and Higher Education projects. The ideal candidate will be able to do simple production in Revit as well as provide project management skills on smaller scale projects. Applicant should have 2 - 10 years relevant experience and some project management experience is preferred. Apply online.

Designer / Project Manager, Backyard Bounty

Silver Spring, MD

Backyard Bounty is a small (< 20 people) landscape design/build/maintain firm based in the DC area that is growing very quickly and actively looking for more design help. They specialize in sustainable design, native plants, kitchen gardens, and stormwater management. They are also deeply involved with local stormwater management groups such as Montgomery County Rainscapes, DC Riversmart, Potomac Conservancy, Friends of Sligo Creek, and others. They are looking for a new Landscape Architecture graduate from a top program to join their design team as an associate designer /
project manager. The right person needs to be passionate about gardens, sustainability and saving the world with plants. This career is mostly about people so the ability to work with different cultures and personalities is crucial. See attached document for more information. Date posted: June 28, 2019.

Junior Landscape Architect, Jacobs

Atlanta, GA

Jacobs: Under supervision the ideal candidate will work with the Team Leader, Project Manager, or Department Manager on complex and novel assignments requiring design, planning, and landscape architectural solutions with state of the art thinking and techniques. The position is required to integrate technical and administrative activities with multiple design teams of Architects, Engineers, other design professionals and/or sub-consultants and contractors that are in multiple locations across the US. Date posted: May 15, 2019. Apply online.

Multiple Job Opportunities at Coen+Partners

Minneapolis, MN

Coen+Partners is seeking multiple landscape architects and urban designers, from early-career to senior-level experience, for full time, or long-term contract positions in support of a wide range of regional and global projects: Design Director (8-20 yrs experience), Senior Designers/Project Managers (8-20 yrs experience) and multiple project designers (2-7 yrs experience). Full job descriptions and application information. Date posted: May 29, 2019.

Architecture & Environmental Design Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Deadline: 

August 14, 2019

Morgan State University is the premier public urban research university in Maryland, known for its excellence in teaching, intensive research, effective public service and community engagement. Morgan prepares diverse and competitive graduates for success in a global, interdependent society.The teaching duties for the Assistant Professor for Architecture & Environmental Design encompass twelve (12) credit hours per semester of coursework in architecture and environmental design, which includes but is not limited to, preparing and reviewing lectures; preparing and grading quizzes and exams; utilizing course syllabus; utilizing Blackboard and/or Canvas for course administration and periodic grading; utilizing Starfish to record attendance; utilizing Websis to record midterm and final semester grades; fulfilling departmental academic advising duties; attending all required department-wide and school-wide faculty meetings in addition to attending and participating in all University-wide convocations and commencement ceremonies and performing other duties as assigned. Apply online.

ESI Fellows Invitation

2019 Annual Meeting for the Ecological Society of America, Louisville, KY

Are you interested in green infrastructure, watershed management, urban land use, and the translation from science to solutions? At the upcoming ESA 2019 meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, the Earth Stewardship Initiative (ESI) Demonstration Project is organizing a series of workshops and interdisciplinary learning sessions addressing Louisville’s green infrastructure (GI) for stormwater management, particularly within the Ohio River floodplain. They now invite applications for as many as 30 ESI Student Fellows to participate in this exciting opportunity to work with City of Louisville sustainability officers and research ecologists throughout the summer of 2019 to brainstorm effective solutions to some of the City’s most pressing sustainability concerns. ESI Fellows are expected to register for and attend ESA 2019 and to review materials, attend the conference call prior to the meeting and all ESI events during the meeting, and to work remotely for two weeks after the conference to edit to complete the white paper. The conference is August 11 - August 16. See attached document for more information.

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

Call for Applications - MASS Design Group, Space & Society Fellowship

Boston, MA

Deadline: 

July 15, 2019

MASS is excited to launch this year long fellowship program, September 2019 - August 2020. The Space & Society Fellowship seeks to create an avenue for emerging architects and designers to engage with projects and research topics  that address inequities in the built environment. Visit https://massdesigngroup.org/node/1082 for more information.

DAG Fellow opportunity

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: 

July 31, 2019

The Design Advocacy Group, Philadelphia' forum and advocate for excellence in architecture and planning, invites applications for the position of DAG Fellow, who serves as the administrative coordinator for many initiatives and maintains DAG' communications program. See the attached for more details. And http://www.designadvocacy.org/

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

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.