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.

Net Zero Internship

The Environmental and Transportation Planning Division is currently seeking a part time Net Zero Intern who will assist in research and analysis of energy efficiency and renewable energy topics to achieve GHG emissions reductions from Cambridge buildings through the Net Zero Action Plan.

Click here for the full job description and application instructions.

Planning Data Internship

The Cambridge Community Development Department is currently seeking a part time Planning Information Analysis Intern who will work under the direction of the Senior Planning Information Manager.  The intern will collaborate with the divisions of the Community Development Department and gain exposure to a wide variety of planning related data. Topics may include general demographics, housing, journey to work, land use, and economic development, depending on current needs.  A major project will be designing, assembling, and completing a Statistical Profile of Cambridge, using a combination of open data, web‐based data visualization tools, and Microsoft Excel workbooks.  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.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please see the job description.

Transportation Data Internship

This intern will be responsible for a wide variety of data analysis tasks related to the Parking and Transportation Demand Management (PTDM) Ordinance, a national model for improving mobility and access, reducing congestion and air pollution, and increasing safety by promoting walking, bicycling, public transit, and other sustainable modes. Duties will focus on monitoring and compliance, as well as data entry, analysis, and visualization. 

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please see the job description.