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Energy Coordinator (Boston, MA)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Energy Coordinator/Energy Planner (hereafter, Coordinator/Planner) to help achieve the local and regional clean energy goals of its long-range regional plan, MetroFuture. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment to build a more sustainable and equitable future for metropolitan Boston. Find out more about the MAPC and its energy work.

CDBG Project Manager – Brockton Redevelopment Authority (Brockton, MA)

The successful candidate will possess some community development and program management experience and graduation from an accredited college or university. An advanced degree in Planning or Community Development is preferred, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.   Experience with state and/or federal grant programs, grant writing, public procurement laws, and contracts are desirable. Starting salary is $40,000 – $45,000 depending on qualifications and experience. In addition to competitive compensation, the BRA offers a great work environment in an exciting community.

Please submit your cover letter and resume on or before 4:00 p.m. July 15, 2013 to: Marc Resnick, Director of Community Development, Brockton Redevelopment Authority, 50 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301, Or Via e-mail: mresnick@brocktonredevelopmentauthority.com

Sustainability Planning Internship (Cambridge, MA)

The Cambridge Community Development Department is seeking candidates for the 2013-2014 Sustainability Internship.   Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter to:
 
Contact:  John Bolduc, Environmental Planner
Address:  Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone:     (617) 349-4628
Fax:            (617) 349-4633
Email:       jbolduc@cambridgema.gov
 
Agency Description
The Environmental and Transportation Planning Division is responsible for improving the city’s quality of life by working to protect and improve the city’s environment and create a more sustainable community through initiatives on transportation, energy, and climate change.
 
The divisions’ sustainability planning activities cover transportation planning and implementation, with an emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian, and transit modes; energy efficiency and renewable energy planning and implementation; climate protection and preparedness planning and implementation.
 
Intern Responsibilities
The Sustainability Intern will assist the Environmental and Transportation Planning Division staff primarily on climate protection and preparedness projects, including local energy planning.  This will involve implementation of programs and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with activities in the community and municipal operations.  The intern may also be called upon to assist on other environmental projects such as the review of major development projects, responses to public inquiries, and investigation and remediation of site contamination.  This is a chance to work on a wide range of municipal sustainability initiatives.
 
Desired Skills and Interests
Ability to use various computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.  Knowledge and interest in the technical and policy basis of climate change, energy, air quality, and sustainability.   Interest in community process and participation is also desired.
 
WORK-STUDY ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ARE PREFERRED, BUT NON-WORK STUDY STUDENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
 
Starting Date:  06-01-13
Ending Date:  05/31/14 unless extended by Department
Hours:  37.5  hours per week, not including holidays summer; 10hours/week during the school year.  Hours are flexible, however.  A summer-only internship is not available.
Compensation: $14.51/hour

Temporary Land Use Planner (Boston, MA)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks two full-time, temporary (up to one year) Land Use Planners with experience and knowledge in the fields of economic development and/or housing to help achieve the goals of its long-range regional plan,MetroFuture. The assignment could be extended beyond one year depending upon quality of work and availability of funds. Learn more.

Planning and GIS Intern (New York, NY)

New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P) seeks a self-starting graduate student who has strong research and people skills, clear and polished writing ability and excellent computer skills. Learn more and apply.

Consultant, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) recently collaborated with the Oakland community to complete The Oakland 2025 Master Plan: A vision for sustainable living and mobility, through which we engaged over 500 community members and stakeholders. Oakland 2025′s goal is to guide and support Oakland’s continuing growth as the region’s center of innovation and technology and support the quality of life in Oakland four major residential neighborhoods.OPDC seeks the services of a consultant to lead the planning effort to establish EAH in Oakland. The ideal candidate will be familiar with EAH and understand the utility/functionality of incentive programs such as this. Learn more.

Planning/Policy Intern – ChangeLab Solutions (Oakland, CA)

ChangeLab Solutions (formerly Public Health Law & Policy or PHLP) is hiring a Planning/Policy Intern. The intern will support our team of urban planners, lawyers, and policy analysts to explore planning and policy solutions to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity. We develop tools for training advocates about the relationship between the built environment and public health and provide technical assistance on implementing policies that support healthier communities. ChangeLab Solutions provides interns with an opportunity to work in a fast-paced policy environment on projects that have substantial impact on the policymaking process in numerous communities and states across the country.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide research and analysis to strengthen state and local policies to create healthy, sustainable communities.
  • Research and writing on a variety of cutting-edge transportation, food systems, and land use policy strategies.
  • Collect and synthesize a variety of primary and secondary research sources, including interviews, reports, municipal codes, general plans and zoning codes and other planning/policy documents, and academic literature.
  • Conduct key informant interviews with policy practitioners and other experts to inform research and product development
  • Craft clear, easy-to-read fact sheets, technical assistance responses, and other written resources for ChangeLab Solutions’ audience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in city and regional planning, public policy, public health, or related field. Bachelors degree in a related field with two years of policy research and writing experience can be substituted.
  • Current graduate students will also be considered.
  • Familiarity with land use planning processes, including transportation, economic development, climate change, sustainability, and food systems, preferred, but not required.
  • Familiarity with food systems, active living, transportation, or other chronic disease prevention policies preferred, but not required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

Transportation Planning Internship (Cambridge, MA)

The selected candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks with a focus on the bicycle parking program, traffic calming program, bicycle/pedestrian studies, and the Parking & Transportation Demand Management program. In addition, the candidate will provide basic administrative support to these programs and other activities as needed in the division. Work-study eligible candidates are strongly preferred for this internship. Start Date: September 2012 (exact date negotiable). A minimum commitment until May 2012 is required. Hours: 10-15 hours / week; Compensation: $13.69/ hour.

To apply, please send a cover letter with a resume to:

Bill Deignan
Environmental & Transportation Planning Division
Community Development Department
344 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139.

Email: wdeignan@cambridgema.gov. Please specify your available start dates and your work-study status in your cover letter.

Summer Planning internship, Town of Ipswich Department of Planning (Ipswich, MA)

The Town of Ipswich Department of Planning & Development is seeking a summer intern to work approximately 30 hours per week. Proactive six-person planning department can provide flexible work assignments depending on intern’s interests. Work will likely include researching, reviewing and drafting of bylaws/regulations and/or plans relative to open space, land use, growth management, housing, water resources, and conservation. Preference will be given to graduate students enrolled in city and regional planning programs. Start and end times flexible.

Salary is negotiable.

Contact: Kathy Connor, Assistant Planner, kathyc@ipswich-ma.gov

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