Internship Opportunities

Available Internships

From time to time the Community Development Department hires interns to assist with various planning projects and research tasks. Any internships for which we are currently accepting applications will be listed on this page, along with contact information and a link to a job description.

Community Planning Internship

Working under the direction of the Director of Community Planning, work with Community Development staff to conduct LEED review as required under Article 22.000 of the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance. Assist in the organization of the reviews of the required materials and supporting material at each stage, including special permit, building permit and certificate of occupancy. Background in architecture and/or LEED requirements preferred. This work involves considerable attention to detail, willingness to learn a complex and evolving set of technical requirements, and the ability to work consistently on schedule. Other planning duties may be assigned if time permits.

For more information and how to apply, see the full description of the position.

Planning Data Information Internship

The intern will have the opportunity to work with a variety of planning related data using innovative tools and analysis methods. The intern should have experience collecting, compiling, analyzing and visualizing various types of information for technical and nontechnical audiences. The work will require the intern to determine which tools to use to both analyze and to present the data to the appropriate audience. Familiarity with the data resources found on the web sites of Federal and State statistical agencies is helpful. Software tools with which the intern should be familiar include Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Access, Powerpoint, and Word) as well as ArcGIS. A desire to learn and adopt new tools is encouraged. Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign is very helpful.

For more information and how to apply, see the full description of the position.