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.

Zoning and Development Internship

The Zoning and Development Intern will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including: assisting in review of design and development proposals and other zoning-related initiatives, providing staff support for Planning Board meetings (held most Tuesday evenings), occasional City Council hearings, community meetings, and in-house review meetings, assisting in preparing meeting materials and presentations for Planning Board and City Council, organizing processing information to be made available to the public on the CDD website, researching, analyzing, and summarizing zoning practices and precedents in other municipalities, and more.

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

Glocal Challenge Internship

The Glocal Challenge Intern will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to facilitating this high school program. 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 (CRLS) students to solve a challenge locally in Cambridge that has global implications (generally an environmental focus).  Students are placed in teams of 3-5 students, spend 12 weeks in the fall and winter learning about issues globally and locally, invent a creative idea to solve the challenge, and then pitch their idea to expert judges. The winning teams receive a trip with EF, seed funding from the City of Cambridge to kick-start their projects, and paid spring and summer internships with the City.

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

Transportation Data Internship

The Transportation Data Intern will be responsible for a variety of 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, data entry and data visualization, and other areas as needed. In addition, the candidate will provide basic administrative support to this program.

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