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

Architect/Intern Architect, John Miller Architects Inc.

Chadds Ford, PA

John Milner Architects Inc., Chadds Ford, PA, which specializes in traditional design and preservation projects, has positions available for design and technical staff with 5-10 years’ experience. Candidates must have excellent design, production and communication skills. AutoCAD and Revit capabilities are highly desirable. The firm offers a collaborative and supportive working environment, and opportunities to participate in unique and challenging projects. Please provide letter of interest, resume, and work samples to cbroderick@johnmilnerarch.com. Date posted: October 11, 2019.

2020 Travel Fellowship Program, Hart Howerton

San Francisco or New York

Deadline: 

January 25, 2020

The 2020 Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship is now open to 2020 applicants. Named by Architectural Digest as one of the Fellowship programs paving the way for the future of architecture, the Hart Howerton Travel 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 2020. Currently in its fourteenth year, the Fellowship provides students with an opportunity to enrich their education with both travel and office experience. Apply here.

Job Opportunities, designLAB

Boston, MA

designLAB currently has two job openings: Designer (full-time, 2-4 years experience) and Project Architect (full-time, 5-7 years experience). See attached document for more information. Date posted: September 25, 2019.

Architectural Internship, UNStudio

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

As an international design firm, UNStudio is active across the broadest fields of architecture and design. Their project portfolio covers every aspect of architecture and every typology, ranging from small to large-scale projects, research and theory. The atmosphere within the offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Hong Kong is international, multidisciplinary and ambitious, but also open, non-hierarchical, team-based and friendly, with attention to personal well-being, knowledge development and career planning. For the Amsterdam office, they are looking for architectural interns who want to participate as full team members, working on a handful of projects, and contributing creatively through their work. Visit thier internship website for more information. Please use the Apply Now link instead of sending an email. This is an open vacancy, there is no closing date. Date posted: August 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.

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

Position openings at Connetics Transportation Group

Atanta or Chicago

Connetics Transportation Group (CTG) is a small privately-owned transportation planning firm. CTG provides consulting services to local, regional, state and federal agencies across the U.S. focused on improving the movement of people in our communities. While they are best known for our expertise in transit operations and service planning, their multi-disciplinary team of planners, schedulers, modelers, and data scientists brings a wealth of experience solving complex problems across all facets of the mobility spectrum.  CTG prides themselves on developing data-driven solutions that are practical, implementable, and above all, community-inspired.  For more information about CTG, please visit their website at www.ctgconsult.com. CTG is seeking applicants for two open positions--a Planner 1 and a Visualization Specialist. The location for each of these positions will be in either the Atlanta or Chicago offices. Both offices are easily accessible by transit. As a woman-owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firm, enhancing the diversity of their staff is an important consideration. See attached documents for more information. Date posted: November 8, 2019.

Paid Planning Fellowship Opportunity with the National Park Service

Fellowships located across nation

Deadline: 

November 24, 2019

The MANO Project (My Access to a Network of Opportunities) is partnering with the National Park Service’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Fellowship Program to provide fellowship opportunities that offer unique, PAID experiences that connect, build and develop thoughtful Latino leaders. These opportunities provide extensive training, mentoring and professional development support to help students succeed. See attached document for more information.

Toole Design Group Opportunities

Oakland, CA

Management Assistant Program

Long Beach, CA

Deadline: 

January 20, 2020

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 their website

Planning Intern

Stamford, Connecticut

The City of Stamford has a great opportunity for a graduate student to intern in the Land Use Bureau. As a Planning Intern, you will gain practical on-the-job experience and spend time assisting our planners with collecting and preparing data for a variety of projects, but with a focus on Historic Preservation, including data collection, mapping, research to develop policies, studies and regulations with Historic Preservation Land Use Planning and related planning activities, and liaising with and providing support to the City’s Historic Preservation Advisory Commission (HPAC). See attached document for more information. Date posted: October 14, 2019.

Senior Community Planner

Poughkeepsie, NY

Scenic Hudson seeks a Senior Community Planner to take the lead in implementing two critical areas of our work: advancing our multi-faceted initiatives in several Hudson River cities (75%) and coordinating priority regional and community-based trail projects (25%). They must be able to manage multiple projects working with colleagues across the organization, with consultants and community partner organizations and agencies. Requires the ability to engage effectively with regulatory authorities and support efforts to secure project funding in coordination with the development team and senior staff. Learn more on the Scenic Hudson job website. Date posted: October 12, 2019.

Seeking Urban Planning Students for Internship Opportunity

Philadelphia, PA

Are you looking for an exciting and meaningful internship? Do you love working for your community? Would you like to impact state policy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Office of State Representative Morgan Cephas is the place for you. See attached documents for more information. Date posted: October 3, 2019.

Policy and Resource Center Coordinator, New Jersey Future

Trenton, NJ

New Jersey Future is looking for a motivated individual to develop, coordinate and help disseminate information and resources that will reduce pollution and flooding in New Jersey communities. The ideal candidate will have relevant work experience managing and coordinating projects, an ability to conduct research, a high level of comfort with website development and management, and a keen interest in making a difference in the state. Full job description. Date posted: October 9, 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.

Project Planner/Safe Routes to School Programs Contract Manager, Toole Design

Oakland, CA

As a Project Planner/Safe Routes to School Programs Contract Manager, you’ll be focused on leading Toole Design’s efforts on SRTS projects at the local, regional, and national levels. You’ll work with other national experts and SRTS leaders on supporting state and local agencies on SRTS and implementing SRTS and bicycle and pedestrian transportation programs – a natural extension of Toole Design’s multimodal planning and engineering work. Your work with focus on communities in northern California and throughout North America, and offer ample opportunity to demonstrate your innovative approach to sustainable transportation. To apply visit: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/193570. Date posted: November 8, 2019.

Fine Arts

Marketing/Graphic Design Assistant

University of Pennsylvania's Campus Health programs

Are you a creative person who loves working with both emerging and established technology? Are you interested in health topics? Then join a fun team of enthusiastic health professionals who need YOUR creative talents! The Marketing/Graphic Design Assistant will create eye-catching marketing materials to publicize the University of Pennsylvania's Campus Health programs. Love social media? You'll also support their online presence. This is position is eligible to work up to 20 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be a mature undergraduate or graduate student who has a good eye for detail. Must be comfortable with a high level of autonomy and responsibility, yet also able to work constructively and flexibly as a part of a team. Must be proficient with design software, such as Photoshop, Firework, and the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suites. Experience with website design/maintenance and photography/videography skills a plus.

Web designers and editors welcomed to apply!  Additional Instructions: This is a paid position. Please email Rebecca Huxta, Associate Director of Campus Health, atrhuxta@upenn.edu. Include your resume, a cover letter and examples of past design work. Check them out on the web at https://www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs/campushealth/index or on Facebook and Instagram @HealthyPenn. Date posted: September 24, 2019.

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.

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

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Architectural Conservators, iCR

New York, NY

Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. (ICR) is a multi-disciplinary group offering a broad range of conservation services for historic buildings and monuments. Their conservators, conservation scientists, craftspeople, and construction managers draw from knowledge and expertise with historic materials, technologies, and structures to develop, supervise, and implement conservation and restoration programs. More information can be found on their website: www.icr-icc.com. ICR currently has full-time positions available for architectural conservators of all levels of experience. Graduate level degree in preservation or conservation is required, and applicants must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. For more information or to submit a resume and cover letter, please contact Jennifer Schork at jschork@icr-icc.com. See attached flyer for more information. Date posted: November 8, 2019.

Architectural Historian, Illinois State Archaeological Survey Prairie Research Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

Deadline: 

November 25, 2019

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) is seeking an Architectural Historian to conduct historical research on architectural resources (standing buildings and architectural remains encountered during archaeological investigations) for ISAS and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The successful candidate will be required to identify and evaluate those eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in accordance with the rules and regulations of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470) and its implementing regulations (36 CFR 61, Appendix A), and the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act (20 ILCS 3420). To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 25, 2019. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board

Architect/Intern Architect, John Milner Architects Inc.

Chadds Ford, PA

John Milner Architects Inc., Chadds Ford, PA, which specializes in traditional design and preservation projects, has positions available for design and technical staff with 5-10 years’ experience. Candidates must have excellent design, production and communication skills. AutoCAD and Revit capabilities are highly desirable. The firm offers a collaborative and supportive working environment, and opportunities to participate in unique and challenging projects. Please provide letter of interest, resume, and work samples to cbroderick@johnmilnerarch.com. Date posted: October 11, 2019.

Two job openings, The International Masonry Institute (IMI)

Boston, MA and Portland, OR

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the contractors who employ those members. Through education, technical support, research and training the IMI works to provide a more efficient construction delivery system. Team IMI consists of architects, engineers, construction managers, skilled craftworkers and instructors, offering what no other group can: expertise in training, craftsmanship, design, installation and marketing. They are looking to expand their Team with people who want to imagine the future of masonry design and construction. There are 2 current job openings: Director of Technical Education, Architect/Engineer and Director of Technical Education. Apply online. Date posted: October 11, 2019.

Landscape Architecture

Project Manager & Design Associate Positions, JLJA

Santa Cruz, CA

Joni L. Janecki & Associates is currently looking to bring another project manager and a design associate into their 12-person firm. They are a vibrant, well-established landscape architecture firm located in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, with a project portfolio that spans a wide range of project types and scales. Thier design approach prioritizes inspirational vision, sustainable landscapes, and innovative design solutions. Learn more about these job openings here: https://www.jlja.com/careers. Date posted: November 8, 2019.

Internship Opportunity - Landscape Architecture + Planning - Spring 2020, LANGAN

Philadelphia, PA

Langan is an award-winning ENR Top 500 Design Firm that offers integrated engineering and environmental services for both public and private sector clients at sites located throughout the United States and abroad. Langan has an outstanding Landscape Architecture & Planning (LA+P) spring (January – May) internship opportunity in their Philadelphia, PA office. The successful candidate will have an enthusiastic, can-do attitude, will work on exciting projects, and most importantly work in a team environment while gaining practical experience. The successful candidate will assist with discipline-related office work and technical aspects of projects. This is a great opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to get exposure to site feasibility studies which may involve field work, technical report preparation and calculations, pre-construction conditions documentation, design plans and specifications. Requirements are listed below. (Hours of operation: 8:30am – 5:15pm Monday through Friday). Visit their website for more information.

2020 Travel Fellowship Program, Hart Howerton

San Francisco or New York

Deadline: 

January 25, 2020

The 2020 Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship is now open to 2020 applicants. Named by Architectural Digest as one of the Fellowship programs paving the way for the future of architecture, the Hart Howerton Travel 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 2020. Currently in its fourteenth year, the Fellowship provides students with an opportunity to enrich their education with both travel and office experience. Apply here.

Fallingwater Landscape Internships

Mill Run, PA

Deadline: 

March 15, 2020

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for the McKenna Foundation summer landscape internship. The landscape interns are responsible for the design and installation of a project defined by the Operations Department for the Fallingwater grounds. The interns will work as a team to implement the approved design/build project.  Cyclical maintenance of the Fallingwater landscape will also be part of daily responsibilities. The interns work under the direct supervision of the Horticulture Specialist and the Director of Operations. Dr. George Longenecker, Professor Emeritus at West Virginia University, will provide guidance on a weekly basis throughout the summer. See attached document for more information.

The CELA 2020 Student Awards

Deadline: 

November 22, 2019

The CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture) Student Award represents the highest level of recognition The CELA can bestow on a landscape architecture student’s performance in the categories of academic research or creative scholarship. A jury using a blind, peer review process will evaluate all submissions reflecting the highest standards of review in academic practice. The winner will receive a full registration to The CELA annual conference and will have the opportunity to make valuable connections within the academic community. In the case of a team winner, one full conference registration will be given to one member on behalf of the team. The winners will be recognized and presented with the Award during the award ceremony at the annual conference business luncheon. Commitment from Institutions to assist the student’s attendance at the conference is highly encouraged and appreciated. See attached document for more information. 

Open Positions at WRT

Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) offers exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth.. Apply online.

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

Aphrodisias Summer Internship 2020

Aphrodisias, Turkey

Deadline: 

November 20, 2019

Be a member of an exciting team from the fields of architecture, archaeology, art history, preservation, and landscape from universities around the world. The ancient city of Aphrodisias, recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman periods in the eastern Mediterranean. The University of Oxford and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University are looking for up to 2 students from Penn to join the architecture team for eight weeks during July and August of 2020. Airfare to/from Turkey along with room & board are all paid. No previous archaeological drawing experience necessary. See attached document for more information.

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).

NPS Climate Change Communication Multimedia Paid Summer Internship

Washington, D.C.

Deadline: 

January 31, 2020

This internship is a partnership between the National Park Service and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication. The National Park Service (NPS) works to protect and preserve America's cultural and natural resources, presenting the opportunity to observe changes caused by global warming. The National Capital Region (NCR) of the NPS spans across areas of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. and is home to national monuments, battlefields, and diverse natural landscapes. George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) researches climate change public engagement strategies. The partnership between NPS and 4C creates a unique platform to educate and engage park visitors with climate change impacts and solutions.  See attached document for more information. Up to ten interns (including three multimedia interns) will have the opportunity to work with 4C, the NPS, park staff, and the NPS’s Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance to develop climate change communication materials for National Capital Region Parks (greater Washington, D.C. area). In the past, the products developed during the internship have ranged from interpretive resources for park rangers to videos to digital and print brochures and maps. See attached document for more information. Summaries of previous year’s projects can be found at http://climatechangecommunication.org/internship_program/ 

Design and Communications position, The Wharton School

Wharton Sports Business Initiative, Wharton People Analytics, University of Pennsylvania

Wharton People Analytics is looking for someone to: develop, implement, analyze, and manage web, email, and social media marketing and communication activities in conjunction with the People Analytics Conference team; manage the editing and posting of digital content, including process improvements; and manage the editing and production of all print materials for the conference, including the conference program, in collaboration with People Analytics Conference team and our design partner.
They value skills in written and visual communication; digital content management and production; project coordination and problem solving. People who are seriously organized, detail oriented, digitally facile, creative, and excited to contribute to the success of a growing initiative are encouraged to apply. Find more information on how to apply online. Date posted: September 16, 2019.

Penn Library Jobs for 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.