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Pratt Center is looking for student interns this summer, mid-May to mid-August and flexible as to start and end dates. Internship positions and application procedures appear below.

 

Pratt Center Internships – General Description and Qualifications
Pratt Center is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students currently studying urban planning, urban policy, environmental sustainability, geography, or related subjects. Recent graduates and entry-level professionals may also apply. Students and graduates from all universities are welcome.

Specific Internship positions include:

Project Assistant - Industrial Initiatives Intern
Responsibilities: Responsible for assisting Pratt Center staff with the Made In NYC and Spec It Green initiatives. Duties will include helping with communications tasks such as writing newsletters and posting on social media; outreach tasks such as interviewing manufacturing businesses and organizing meetings; research tasks such as collecting and analyzing economic data; and general program development assistance.
Skills and Interests: written/verbal communications and data management skills required. Interest in manufacturing retention, economic development, and small business outreach required. Graphic design, mapping, and photography skills a plus.
Hours:14-21 hours per week

Project Assistant - Planning and Outreach Intern
Responsibilities: 
Responsible for assisting Pratt Center’s planning and policy staff with several community planning projects. Duties will include conducting research, conducting interviews and other community outreach, engaging in field work, and attending community meetings (some evenings/weekends may be requested). 
Skills and Interests: basic urban planning, written/verbal communications, organizational, and logistical skills required. Interest in community and or housing development and community outreach required. Data management and graphic design skills a plus.
Hours: 14-21 hours per week

Energy Efficiency Program Support Intern 
Responsibilities: 
Responsible for assisting Pratt Center’s energy retrofit project managers on all aspects of service delivery to community based organizations. Duties will include helping with research on energy efficiency outreach strategies; data collection and input; mapping using GIS software; designing graphic materials to promote energy efficiency programs to communities.
Skills and Interests: research, data management, and mapping skills required. Interest in environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, community development and community outreach required. Graphic design skills a plus.
Hours: 14-21 hours per week

GIS and Graphic Design Assistant
Responsibilities: Responsible for assisting senior planners and GIS specialists with a variety of data analyses and mapping projects as well graphic design using Adobe Illustrator.  Duties will include helping with analyzing and mapping socio-economic and demographic data; analysis and mapping of transportation data for Pratt Center’s Transportation Equity Atlas.
Skills and Interests: GIS data gathering, management and mapping required; fluency in Adobe Creative Suite especially Illustrator desired. Interest in community development, economic development, data analysis required.
Hours: 21 hours per week

Salary
Pratt Center has funding to offer some of the internships as paid internships. The salary range is $9-$14 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Application Process
Please submit a cover letter and resume to: mgeorges@prattcenter.net, with Internship Application as your subject line. Cover letters should indicate which internship position/s you wish to be considered for, and should express your general interests, educational background, and relevant skills for the position/s.  Applicants who will only consider a paid internship should indicate this in their cover letter. No calls please!