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

The Community Planning Intern will assist CDD with various tasks related to Envision Cambridge, the citywide planning process. Envision Cambridge is a community-wide process to develop a comprehensive plan for a more livable, sustainable, and equitable Cambridge. The plan 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 provide support to several advisory committees which may include coordinating meetings, attending evening meetings, and taking meeting notes. The intern will also help in research and analysis of a variety of planning disciplines and in implementing a robust community engagement program. Other planning duties may be assigned if time permits.

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

Rental Housing Program Internship

The City’s inclusionary housing and rental programs are currently undergoing rapid expansion, and major policy and programmatic changes are being considered.   The intern will work with the rental and inclusionary housing team on a variety of tasks with a focus on research and analysis to support existing policies and help guide the development of new policy initiatives and practices.    The selected candidate will gain an understanding of the full range of affordable rental programs offered by the City.

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

Glocal Challenge Internship

The Glocal Challenge is a contest-based program facilitated by EF Education First, the City of Cambridge, and the Cambridge Public Schools to help high school students learn critical 21st Century Skills, gain global competence and receive real-world experience in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Each year, we ask Cambridge Rindge and Latin students to solve a challenge locally in Cambridge that has global implications. This year the challenge is: “How can we reduce food waste in the Cambridge community?”

For more information and application information, see the full description for this position.