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.

Housing Division Internship

Working under the direction of the Homeownership team, provide support for research to be used in the evaluation of existing and new policy initiatives; implement surveys and other data collection and prepare written and graphic data summaries; assist with homeownership data management system through data input and creation of reports; assist in operation of the program through applicant screening, unit inspections, and outreach. This position involves attention to detail, the desire to learn many aspects of the City’s affordable housing policy, and excellent research skills.

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

Transportation Planning Internship

The selected candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks with a focus on transportation with work on the bicycle program, bike share, traffic calming program, bicycle/pedestrian studies, and other areas as needed. 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