Intern, Urban Resilience


ULI’s Urban Resilience program provides ULI members, the public, and communities across the United States with information on how to be more resilient in the face of climate change and other environmental vulnerabilities. The program generates research, hosts events and provides technical assistance to cities, addressing issues related to resilience and the built environment, real estate markets, and the land use policy sector. The program is housed within ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, which also addresses energy efficiency, health and other related topics.

The Urban Resilience program seeks an intern with an interest in, and subject matter knowledge of, climate change, land use and sustainability to assist the program team with their dynamic program of work. The intern role will include the opportunity to support key ULI Urban Resilience publication and technical assistance projects, through desktop research and analysis as well as project management support. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, knowledge of climate change and resilience and an interest in, or experience with, applying this topic through a real estate and land use lens


The intern’s workload will include a combination of the following:

  • Providing research, writing, editing and image selection support for research projects, including support of a case study library of real estate development projects featuring resilient design, Developing Urban Resilience (
  • Providing background research on the local land use policies, market contexts and planning initiatives in communities where the Urban Resilience program is working.
  • Providing background research, outreach and coordination assistance for Urban Resilience events hosted by ULI and the ULI District Council network.
  • Developing or supporting the development of marketing materials, website content and PowerPoint presentations
  • Assisting with some administrative tasks.


  • General knowledge of and an interest in real estate and land use policy
  • Specific knowledge of and an interest in topics related to resilience, such as climate change, resilient design, stormwater management, and green infrastructure
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Graphic design skills preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work independently on research projects
  • Collaborative approach for a team-oriented workplace


  • Bachelor’s degree (complete or in progress) or Master’s Degree (in progress) related to sustainability, resilience, real estate, urban planning or other related topics


To apply, please follow the link below. Please submit a résumé and letter of interest.

EOE/m/f/d/v. No relocation reimbursement is offered at this time.