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

Apply to Be a Research Assistant

Philadelphia, PA

The Kleinman Center is thrilled to offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to expand their energy education. Find energy-related opportunities across campus and beyond—from blog competitions to case competitions, and internships to jobs.

Featured Opportunities:

  • General Research Assistant - Join the Kleinman Center team and help with critical research support.
  • Regenerative Agriculture Assistant - Work on research about farming practices to help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.

Application Deadline: Rolling. Visit the Kleinman Center Internships & Opportunities website for more information and how to apply. Date posted: August 22, 2023.

Architecture

Part-time Coordinator, The Architectural League

Remote

Deadline: 

September 30, 2022

The Architectural League seeks to hire a part-time coordinator on behalf of US Architects Declare, an initiative working at the intersection of climate change, biodiversity, and justice in architecture. 

The goal of the coordinator’s work is to maximize the impact of US Architects Declare by providing logistical support to the organization. This includes helping set the agenda for steering committee and subcommittee meetings, as well as scheduling and documenting the meetings; identifying and working with policy partners; shaping and presenting educational programs to build knowledge among signatories and other audiences; and organizing, creating, and monitoring press contacts and social media.

Current graduate students or recent graduates in architecture or related fields are encouraged to apply. The position will be paid on an hourly basis, at $25 to $30/hr, depending on experience; desired commitment is 10 hours per week.

The coordinator will work remotely. No specific geographic location is required.

Applications will be accepted through September 30. Interviews will begin immediately and take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Learn more and apply: https://archleague.org/architects-declare-coordinator/

Project Designer, in situ studio

Raleigh, NC

Our office, in situ studio, is looking to hire a new project designer with up to three years of experience. This person need not be licensed, but has, ideally, worked in an office for at least one summer. We are looking for a talented young designer who is proactive and productive and able to move to Raleigh. Contact Matthew Griffith, AIA (matt@insitustudio.us), for more information. Date posted: September 16, 2022.

Project Architects/Architectural Designers, Tantillo Architecture, LLC

Philadelphia, PA

Tantillo Architecture is looking to fill MULTIPLE positions for super awesome Project Architects/Architectural Designers to join our firm. The qualified applicants have 2-10 years of post-graduate experience and hold a Bachelor's or Master of Architecture. The ideal candidates should be proficient in Revit and technically proficient in coordination and completion of construction documentation, AutoCAD and Sketchup skills are a plus, as well as Bluebeam and Adobe Suite.

This role requires US Residency or Citizenship. Candidate must live within commuting distance of Philadelphia. This role is IN-OFFICE. This is NOT a hybrid or work from home opportunity. Please visit AIA Philadelphia Careers for more information and how to apply. Date posted: September 7, 2022.

Open-rank/assistant professor tenure-track positions, The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University

Montreal, Quebec

The Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University invites applications for two, full-time, open-rank/assistant professor tenure-track positions. These positions are supported by McGill University’s Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism. Inspired by global social and political mobilization against systemic racism, the Plan commits to increasing the University’s complement of Black tenure-track and tenured professors.

Successful candidates for the position will display a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Architectural education at McGill University has a long and distinguished record of social engagement through practice, research and advocacy. The successful candidate would benefit from and enrich this dynamic landscape. Potential research areas include: spatial activism and community engagement; housing; Black architectural experience, the construction of racial identities; building technology and structural systems; global architectural histories; sustainability; and digital media.

The faculty will review applications until the two positions are filled. To apply to the call, click here. For more information about upcoming opportunities, visit our website. Date posted: May 18, 2022.

Eventscape Careers

New York, NY and Toronto, ON Canada

At Eventscape, customization is our focus, architecture is our playground, and fabrication is our expertise. As global leaders in the custom architectural fabrication space, we thrive on challenging design and strive for innovation towards one shared goal--to build the extraordinary! We are always looking for talented individuals to add to our dynamic team. If you are interested please send your resume to careers@eventscape.com with the title of the position in the subject line. View our current job openings on Eventscape Careers.

Archinect News

Looking for exciting architectural career opportunities? Lots of new openings have been posted on Archinect's job board recently, which is why we're highlighting a selection of active employers in this week's curated jobs picks.

The Architect's Newspaper (A'N Jobs)

View the A'N Job Board for jobs in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, engineering, design, construction, marketing, planning, and project management.

City and Regional Planning

Planner II (Five Position Openings), The City of Columbus

Columbus, OH

Deadline: 

December 30, 2022

The Department of Development seeks qualified candidates to fill five Planner II positions in the Planning Division. The Planning Division values diversity in our workforce. As stated by the Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, our aim is to reflect the diversity of the citizens that makeup the population of the City of Columbus.

The Planner II positions will focus on a variety of work, which may include staffing of historic preservation or design review commissions and/or general city planning work, including community engagement and facilitation; development review; data gathering, mapping and analysis; infrastructure coordination; and research and writing.

Candidates should be organized, dependable and detail oriented, and have:

  • Strong communication skills: writing, interpersonal, and public speaking;
  • Working knowledge of historic preservation, architecture and urban design, with the ability to review site plans and building elevations.

Minimum qualifications are a master's degree in urban planning or a related field, or a bachelor's degree and two years of experience. For more details and to respond to the posting, please visit US Columbus Jobs.

Market Research Intern (Part-time), Doyle Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Philadelphia, PA

Doyle Real Estate Advisors, a full-service research, appraisal, and legal consultancy in Philadelphia, is seeking an intern for fall and spring. This position has a long history of migrating to full time employment. This is a paid position, and an excellent opportunity for students interested in real estate development and operations. Date posted: September 9, 2022.

Responsibilities include:
• Determine Project Financial Feasibility
• Consolidate Property Financial Statements
• Appraisal Assistance
• Market Trend Analysis
• Quantify Client’s Real Estate Market Position and Identify Competitors
Client Services include:
• Rent Studies
• Market Supply and Demand Studies
• Commercial Appraisals
• Financial Feasibility
• Trial Testimony
Professional Development includes:
• Licensed Appraiser
• Certified Market Analyst
• Portfolio Manager
Recent Assignments:
• Multi-Family Housing
• Assisted Living and Memory Care Facilities
• Historic Properties include: country estates to urban townhouses
• Power Plant – Hydro, Natural Gas, and Bio-Mass
• Retail – Single Tenant Net Lease
▪ Industrial Portfolio Valuation - $500m Assessment Litigation

See attached document for more information. Please submit resumes/questions to tara@doyleadvisors.com with subject line:“ Intern” and your name.

Internship Opportunities, Econsult Solutions Inc. (ESI)

Philadelphia, PA

Econsult Solutions Inc. provides businesses and public policy makers with advice in real estate, transportation, economic development and public policy. We help clients evaluate economic and fiscal outcomes of programs and developments, offer city and regional planning insight and advice, provide GIS analytic services, yield financial projections and advise investors and governments on projects, developments and policy outcomes and have the economic skills and expertise to process, analyze and manage large and complex datasets. See below for open positions.

We offer internship opportunities. Our firm is committed to promoting and supporting education and advancement within the field of economics. Joining us as an intern offers the chance to learn hands-on in a real-world setting. To apply for an opening or an internship, email a cover letter and resume, with the job title you are seeking in the subject line to:  employment@econsultsolutions.com. Date posted August 23, 2022.

Visit Econsult Solutions Careers for current internship opportunities:

  • Regulatory Research Assistant (Application Deadline: August 31) - ESI seeks several graduate or undergraduate regulatory research assistants for the fall semester (September-December) to support a joint effort with the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania to construct a national dataset of local land use / zoning regulations.
  • Research Assistant - Our firm is seeking a Research Assistant who will support our work including researching various economic, fiscal, and legal issues. (Full list of responsibilities are online.)
  • Marketing Assistant - Our firm is seeking a Marketing Assistant who will support the efforts of the Business Development and Marketing Department.

Fine Arts

Graphic Designer, Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

The Gene Therapy Program & Orphan Disease Center have a current opening for a temporary position (part-time/freelance work) for their program (paid). Penn Gene Therapy & the Orphan Disease Center need a graphic designer for their funding event called “The Million dollar Bike Ride.” Attached is a job description for this role. Date posted: August 8, 2022.

Please contact John Fulginiti with any questions: John Fulginiti| Manager, Talent Acquisition, johnfulg@upenn.edu, Human Resources | Gene Therapy Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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.

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!

CAA Podcasts

New York, NY

College Art Association (CAA) provides a series of podcasts devoted to professional development topics. The podcasts are produced by CAA committees and staff and are a resource for professionals across the spectrum in the visual arts. For more information, visit CAA Programs / Podcasts.

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.

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 helped artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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: September and October 2022. Start planning for fall, winter, and 2023 with our latest list of artist grants, residencies and open calls for artists of all disciplines. Check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Civic Practice Partnership, providing socially engaged New York City artists a $40,000 project budget and a 40,000 honorarium over two years; Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency for artists and writers of all disciplines exploring the themes of nature; and the Grand Canyon Artist in Residence Program offering scenic accommodations in the park and a stipend of $2,500 for eight weeks. Visit our website for more information.

Hypoallergic

Brooklyn, NY

Hyperallergic is a forum for serious, playful, and radical thinking about art in the world today. Founded in 2009, Hyperallergic is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

Opportunities in September 2022: From grants, open calls, and commissions to residencies, fellowships, and workshops, our monthly list of opportunities for artists, writers, and art workers.

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, 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

Environmental Protection Specialist U.S. Dept of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Washington, DC

Deadline: 

November 10, 2022

  • Performs and manage environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or National Historic Preservation Act for FRA grant programs and actions. Ensure that environmental policy and compliance obligations are satisfied in the planning, developing, and implementing intercity passenger and freight rail programs. Participate on behalf of FRA on Departmental committees, initiatives, and studies related to environmental or historic preservation issues.
  • Supports activities of the Office of Railroad Policy and Development that may include: providing technical assistance to states, railroads and other entities planning rail projects or services, administering grants and loans to Amtrak and other railroads or State and local governments, and assessing the project readiness of rail applications for FRA and DOT grant programs.
  • Monitors developments in environmental policy, intercity passenger rail, and freight rail and supports FRA teams performing operating, financial, and policy analyses to assess strategic options for the continued provision of railroad service in the United States.
  • Reviews and prepare comments on draft environmental documents prepared by other agencies. Represent FRA in State and local rail planning meetings, site visits, and public hearings with State and local partners, private industry partners and the public. Work individually or with higher-graded staff on projects and may serve as a team member on some projects.
  • Advises grantees in the preparation of passenger (including high-speed) rail planning, service analysis, and investments. Review project documentation and provide guidance to grantees both orally and in writing.

Note: Though the job listing describes the "ideal candidate" as a mid-level career professional, this posting is meant to also potentially hire individual(s) who qualify on Education alone. To qualify for the GS-09 on Education alone, you must have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or have been awarded a master's or equivalent graduate degree. Visit USA JOBS for full job description.

Landscape Architecture

Junior Designer, WHY

Los Angeles, CA

WHY is a Los Angeles and New York City-based firm known for architecture, landscape design and urban planning projects that engage issues of culture and the environment with vision and pragmatism. The landscape workshop within WHY is a team of curious, energetic designers who excel at creative thinking, artistry, and collaboration. Current projects include a variety of public and private projects including an international competition winning project in Toronto, projects in the Middle East and Scotland, multiple residences in California, as well as exciting research projects. 

The landscape team is seeking a junior designer with 0-3 years of experience to be based in the Los Angeles office. Junior Designer will work with project managers and teams on projects around the globe and at a variety of scales from residential to public work. The position will focus on schematic and design development as well as competition work. Construction detailing experience is not necessary but appreciated. Applicants should be self-motivated with strong communication skills and be good at working independently. Applicants should also have skills necessary for a fast-paced landscape studio including the development of ideas, presentation drawings and model making. Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email resume, portfolio, and cover letter to mark@why-site.com. Date posted: September 9, 2022.

Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) Landscape Architect Internship - 113

Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Water Department is a municipal department of approximately 2500 employees working in all facets to provide water/wastewater treatment services to the City of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.

The Landscape Design team’s primary responsibilities are landscape installation, design reviews, resource development, landscape contract management, data analysis, field research, and innovation to streamline the GSI Implementation Program. The team also works closely with the GSI Planning, GSI Design, Green Stormwater Operations (Maintenance), and Construction groups.

The candidate will assist landscape architects, engineers, and city planners in the unit with ongoing efforts to plan, develop, and promote green infrastructure; identify, design, and manage green infrastructure projects; and research and implement innovative green stormwater management techniques.  While resources and field manuals will be provided, skills in tree identification and familiarity with regional plant species is necessary.

Visit City of Philadelphia Smart Recruiters for full job description. This is not a remote position.  Multiple tasks will be field-based in Philadelphia, so a valid PA driver’s license will be required. Position: Part-Time Internship (Applicant must be an active-status student). Date posted: August 22, 2023.

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

LEED Training

Online

Make your resume stand out with the premier sustainability designation called the LEED Green Associate! LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. As buildings can become LEED Certified, people can become LEED accredited! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight.

Our engaging webinars have helped over 10K students and professionals learn the material cold AND clear the exam with a very high passing rate. The LEED Professional Designation has helped past participants attain internships and jobs and now is a great time to add this credential.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training - Webinar and Online self-paced options:

We will be offering live webinars that can be streamed on any of the following dates:

  1. September 10 2022 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST
  2. October 1 2022 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST  
  3. October 29 2022 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST
  4. November 12 2022 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST
  5. December 1 2022 – 5:00PM – 9:30PM EST
  6. December 17 2022 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST    - OR -
  7. On-demand recordings completed at your own pace

    A. LEED AP BD+C (Level 2) – On-Demand

The above options (1-7) are all identical.

Register for a live webinar or start today with our on-demand recorded workshop completed anytime at your own pace here - https://leadinggreen.com/online

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 now be taken online from home. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Cost: $200 - Students can use the coupon code ‘green’ for $50 off (Discounted course price $150). Save your seat by registering here for our live or self-paced options - https://leadinggreen.com/online

Please contact the instructor Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Head LEED Trainer at LeadingGreen, directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Federal Government Jobs

Grad Center at Penn

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

Ongoing internship program available with UNICEF U.S.A.

The UNICEF Internship Program offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain direct practical experience with UNICEF's work. Internship opportunities are available worldwide. Learn more about where we work.

When a UNICEF office identifies the need for an intern to support their team, they publish the opportunity, and all eligible candidates can submit their application through our website. You can find current opportunities on our vacancies page.

Build a compelling profile and get your dream job with these application and assessment tips. Contact (unicef_us@globalsupportjobs.info) for employment application details.

Financial Resources

Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships at Penn

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

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.

PennPraxis, University of Pennsylvania

Fellowships

Penn Career Services