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

Junior Designers, Interface Studio Architects LLC

Philadelphia, PA

ISA is hiring junior designers with 1 - 3 years of experience. Visit this link for more information. Date posted: January 30, 2019.

Assistant Project Manager, Capital Maintenance, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a not for profit corporation responsible for the design, construction and operation of an 85-acre, 1.3 mile, world-class park that stretches along the Brooklyn waterfront. Reporting to the Director of Capital Projects & Restoration, the Assistant Project Manager participates in the oversight of capital restoration construction management by coordinating and communicating internal staff and external contractors, consultants, engineers, and architects. This person also maintains the internal asset management database Cartegraph, tracks spending, and supervises contractors on site. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in working in construction management in an immersive, fast paced, ecological setting. Ideal candidates have 2-3 years of experience, are comfortable working across different teams, and are familiar with construction documents and budgets. We are really looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, is organized and detail-oriented. Candidates who wish to apply can send an email to jobs@bbp.nyc with their resume and a cover letter, using the name of the position in the subject line. For more information on how to apply, visit this link. Date posted: January 25, 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

Transportation Planner/Engineer, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Philadelphia, PA

DVRPC is the Philadelphia region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Office of Corridor Planning at DVRPC focuses on travel corridors or small areas, and involves extensive coordination among government and transportation agencies, considering all modes of transportation and their roles in shaping communities. This position involves planning and technical analysis, and direct participation in regionally significant multimodal planning projects. Work involves the determination and selection of project objectives and methods, and responsibility for project deliverables. This includes technical analysis, development of medium- and long-range plans, and various types of street, highway, and transit evaluations. Visit this link for more information. Date posted: January 30, 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

Director of Preservation, Newport Restoration Foundation

Newport, Rhode Island

Deadline: 

February 10, 2019

Newport Restoration Foundation in Newport, Rhode Island is looking for an experienced and highly-skilled historic preservation practitioner to serve as its next Director of Preservation. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Preservation oversees the preservation, maintenance, and protection of NRF’s historic properties and directly supervises the organization’s Operations Coordinator and Crew Foreman. More information can be found on this link.

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

Assistant Project Manager, Capital Maintenance, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a not for profit corporation responsible for the design, construction and operation of an 85-acre, 1.3 mile, world-class park that stretches along the Brooklyn waterfront. Reporting to the Director of Capital Projects & Restoration, the Assistant Project Manager participates in the oversight of capital restoration construction management by coordinating and communicating internal staff and external contractors, consultants, engineers, and architects. This person also maintains the internal asset management database Cartegraph, tracks spending, and supervises contractors on site. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in working in construction management in an immersive, fast paced, ecological setting. Ideal candidates have 2-3 years of experience, are comfortable working across different teams, and are familiar with construction documents and budgets. We are really looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, is organized and detail-oriented. Candidates who wish to apply can send an email to jobs@bbp.nyc with their resume and a cover letter, using the name of the position in the subject line. For more information on how to apply, visit this link. Date posted: January 25, 2019.

Entry Level Landscape Designer, Studio CCLA

Philadelphia, PA

Studio CCLA is looking for a focused, eager and energetic entry level designer to join their small office in Philadelphia. They are a young firm with a focus on design, coordination and implementation of projects of all scales and types. BSLA or MLA required for this part time job with the option for full time employment depending on work load and fit. See attached document for information on how to apply. Date posted: January 4, 2019. 

EDSA Summer + Summer/Fall Internships 2019

Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Baltimore, New York

Deadline: 

February 15, 2019

Internship opportunities May 28 – August 9, 2019 or May 28 – November 27, 2019. EDSA, Inc. is a planning, landscape architecture, and urban design firm (Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Orlando). Click here to apply.

Stantec Landscape Architecture Summer Program

California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New York

Deadline: 

February 22, 2019

Stantec is currently seeking interns to join their Landscape Architecture Summer Program. Applicants are required to submit their resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation and their portfolio to be considered. All opportunities can be found at the following link: https://www.stantec.com/en/careers/students-graduates.

CMG Summer Internship Program

San Francisco, CA

Deadline: 

March 4, 2019

CMG is a landscape architecture firm committed to building neighborhood and community in the Bay Area. Their project scope varies from large scale planning projects such as Treasure Island and the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan, to small scale projects such as Twitter Alley, to complex urban projects such as Mint Plaza and the Moscone Center. For more information visit their website: https://www.cmgsite.com/firm/employment/ 

Fallingwater Summer Landscape Internship

Deadline: 

March 15, 2019

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. 

LandDesign Summer Internship Program 2019

Boulder, CO; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Orlando, FL; San Francisco, CA

Deadline: 

April 8, 2019

LandDesign is looking for creative and dynamic Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture students to join them for their annual internship program happening in summer, 2019! LandDesign offers award-winning urban design, branding, civil engineering, and landscape architecture solutions to public and private sector clients across the globe. All students are encouraged to apply for intern positions through their website by Monday, April 8th: www.landdesign.com/careers.  

EDSA Spring + Summer Internships 2019

Every day at EDSA presents new opportunities to apply your knowledge and creative skills along with the chance to collaborate with some of the best minds in the industry. By integrating into a studio team, individuals work on projects with real impact – ideas that come to fruition and projects that get implemented. They are currently looking for spring, summer, and fall 2019 interns. They have offices in Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Orlando, and Shanghai. Fall Internship 2019, Deadline: April 15, 2019 Fall Internship 2019

Landscape Architect 0-5 Years of Experience

Spring/Summer Internship 2019, Deadline: October 15, 2018 Spring/Summer Internship 2019

Summer Internship 2019, Deadline: February 15, 2019 Summer Internship 2019

Summer/Fall Internship 2019, Deadline: February 15, 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

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