Intern, UrbanPlan


UrbanPlan is a realistic, engaging, and academically demanding classroom-based curriculum administered at high schools and universities, and in a one-day workshop for public officials and community leaders. The program is designed to help high school students learn about where and how land use decisions are made in order to make them better educated citizens. When used at the university level, the goal is to create more sophisticated and effective land use professionals. The community workshops give attendees an opportunity to experience the risk and tradeoffs at play in public-private partnerships and neighborhood investment. UrbanPlan is currently active in over 30 District Councils in the U.S. and Canada and in seven countries globally and relies heavily on local volunteer members who function as advisers and jurors for the process. UrbanPlan has reached over 53,000 high school and university students across the country since 2003.

The UrbanPlan Intern will play an integral role in supporting the overall UrbanPlan program as well as special projects, under the direction of the Senior Associate and the Vice President. The candidate will become familiar with the program and how it is currently delivered to high school students, university students, and public leaders. Key projects will include developing web site and newsletter content, interviewing past participants and supporting the updating of the curriculum including piloting of workshops. In addition, the intern will complete research on educational requirements in some of the states where UrbanPlan is delivered and create case studies and webcasts on UrbanPlan best practices.


  • Conduct research on UrbanPlan best practices, including interviewing the District Council team responsible for the project, collecting relevant materials, and write up a case study and organize a webcast to share information with other staff.
  • Assist with program tracking, updating the web site, and creating infographics.
  • Interview past students, current teachers, and current volunteers to capture stories about UrbanPlan for the web site.
  • Support the curriculum update project and working group, conduct research on industry best practices, and help to organize pilot workshops.


  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects concurrently


  • Some college experience required, preferably in architecture, policy, urban planning, or a related field


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.