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 Intern

The Community Planning Intern will assist CDD with various tasks related to Envision Cambridge, the citywide planning process. Envision Cambridge will result in recommendations on a broad range of topics such as housing, mobility, economic opportunity, urban form, climate and the environment, and community interaction. The intern will help in task management, research and analysis of a variety of planning disciplines, and in implementing a robust community engagement program. Responsibilities may include attending evening meetings and taking meeting notes. To learn more and apply, please see the job description. 

Economic Development Intern

The selected candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks with a focus on: outreach to small business and startup companies, food trucks, customer intercept and district surveying, open data development, and other areas as needed. The selected candidate will need to gain an understanding of the full range of economic development programs offered by the City. To learn more and apply, please see the job description. 

Planning Data Information Intern

The Planning Data Intern will responsible for a wide variety of tasks related to the use of data to support planning activities. Past interns have been instrumental in developing and revising the Department’s data profile series, including the Neighborhood Profile, Housing Profile, and the Moving Forward journey to work report. To learn more and apply please see the job description.

Youth Mentor

CDD is hosting a high school internship program this summer - we're hiring 50 young people to engage the community and implement sustainability projects! The Youth Mentor will serve as key staff on this program, managing daily projects, assisting with community engagement, and ensuring that our young employees have a meaningful summer internship. This position is a 7-week seasonal job. To learn more and apply, please see the job description.