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.

Electric and Low Carbon Vehicles Internship

The Electric and Low Carbon Vehicles Intern will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks related to the development of the City’s Electric Vehicle and other low carbon vehicle fuel strategies. Duties will focus on research and summation of best practices, keeping up with new technologies and fuel sources, and analysis of policy and program options for Cambridge. In addition, the candidate will provide basic administrative support for program development and other activities as needed in the division.

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 School students to solve a challenge locally in Cambridge that has global implications.

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

Outreach, Engagement and Data Internship

This intern will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks with a focus on outreach and engagement of the community on issues of sustainable transportation, energy efficiency and climate change. This candidate will also complete a variety of tasks around data input and analysis in our Parking and Transportation Demand Management program and the City of Cambridge employee commute survey. In addition, the candidate will provide basic administrative support to these programs and other activities as needed in the division.

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