Internship Opportunities

Available Internships

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. 

Housing Division Internship

The Housing Division works to promote and maintain the socioeconomic diversity of the city by developing initiatives to preserve and expand the City's stock of affordable housing.

The Intern will be responsible for a variety of tasks, primarily related to inclusionary housing, including:

  • Analysis of new and existing inclusionary projects, which may include work with developers and property owners 
  • Research to support development of new policies for affordable housing programs
  • Analysis of market rate housing developments, including rents, costs, and affordability
  • Assistance in production of annual reports on inclusionary housing activity 
  • Assistance with consultant study of residents’ experiences in affordable housing
  • Administrative support, community outreach, and organization, as needed.  

Additional projects may be identified based on the applicant’s skills and interests and the division’s needs.

For more information on how to apply, view the job description.;

Youth Mentor Internship

The Environmental and Transportation Planning Division of the City of Cambridge Community Development Department is responsible for improving quality of life by working to protect and improve the city's environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and by planning environmentally friendly improvements to the city's transportation system.

Position Responsibilities

Each summer, the Community Development Department (CDD) hosts 40-55 youth through the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP), as well as 2-4 teens from around the world through our Dream Careers program. The position of Youth Mentor will be responsible for planning, running programming, and managing Team CDD, our MSYEP team for 6 weeks over the summer. The Youth Mentor will support various programs of the Community Development Department, including, but not limited to: the Cambridge Energy Alliance, sustainable transportation, bicycle education, and the EF Glocal Challenge.

For more information on how to apply, view the job description.