About Us

We are currently seeking a full-time Director of Policy and Planning to guide our community-based planning and policy work. We also four part-time summer internship positions avaiable. 

Internship

  • Made in NYC Program Intern (Summer 2021)

    Date posted: 15 Apr, 2021

    Pratt Center’s Made in NYC initiative is looking for a Program Intern to support programming logistics, event planning and member engagement activities this summer. Made in NYC is a dynamic, creative and collaborative team passionate about supporting New York City’s manufacturing community. The Intern will help us grow our membership and work on key Made in NYC projects like Made in NYC Learning Lab, Made in NYC Week, Made in NYC Webinars and our Made Here, Meet Here networking series.

    Made in NYC is a local branding initiative that supports New York City’s vibrant manufacturing and maker community. Made in NYC helps local manufacturers and makers to grow through marketing and branding resources, skills-building opportunities, and access to a supportive community of peers. Made in NYC is a membership based initiative with 1,400+ member businesses making everything from hot sauce to handbags to neon signs from the Bronx to Staten Island.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist with planning and organizing Made in NYC Week and Made in NYC Learning Lab
    • Assist with coordinating virtual events and meetings for and about manufacturers
    • Research and aggregate resources and events
    • Maintain and update Made in NYC website and databases
    • Email and phone outreach to MINYC businesses
    • Onboard new Made in NYC members
    • Support all Made in NYC programs and events as needed


    Skills and Interests
    Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Experience with website management, marketing, event planning and community outreach preferred. Candidates should have an interest in urban manufacturing, marketing, branding, small business support, BIPOC-owned businesses and/or economic justice. Local knowledge of New York City is a plus. Proficiency of Adobe suite and/or Canva is required.

    Hours
    Part-time, 21 hours per week

    Term and Salary
    This is a hybrid in-person and virtual position but can be fully virtual for the right candidate. It will run for 12-weeks from approximately June to August 2021. Hourly rate starting at $15, based on qualifications.

    To Apply
    Email your resume and cover letter to jreynolds@prattcenter.net with “Program Summer Intern” in the subject.

  • Made in NYC Digital Communications Intern (Summer 2021)

    Date posted: 15 Apr, 2021

    Made in NYC is looking for a Digital Communications Intern to create visual content for our marketing and communications efforts. Made in NYC is a dynamic, creative and collaborative team passionate about supporting New York City’s manufacturing community. The Intern will help us grow our membership and work on key Made in NYC projects like Made in NYC Learning Lab, Made in NYC Week, Made in NYC Webinars and our Made Here, Meet Here networking series. 

    Made in NYC is a local branding initiative that helps NYC manufacturers and makers to grow through marketing and branding resources, skills-building opportunities, and access to a supportive community of peers. Made in NYC is a membership based initiative with 1,400+ member businesses making everything from hot sauce to handbags to neon signs from the Bronx to Staten Island.

    Responsibilities

    • Production of digital photography and video content on-site at Made in NYC factories, workshops and studios and at markets and events
    • Post-production and editing of photography and video content
    • Creating visual graphics for newsletters and social media

    Skills and Interests
    Strong interpersonal, digital photography and post-production skills required. Additional videography and video editing skills are strongly preferred. Candidates should have an interest in marketing, branding, small business support and supporting BIPOC-owned businesses. Local knowledge of New York City is a plus. Comfort with travel throughout NYC is required. Proficiency of Adobe suite and/or Canva is required.

    Hours
    Part-time, 10 hours per week

    Term and Salary
    This hybrid in-person and virtual position will be for 12 weeks from approximately June to August 2021. Hourly rate starting at $15, based on qualifications.

    To Apply
    Email your resume and cover letter to jreynolds@prattcenter.net with “Digital Communications Intern” in the subject.

  • Graphic Design Project Assistant (Summer 2021)

    Date posted: 15 Apr, 2021

    The Pratt Center for Community Development is seeking a graphic design project assistant to support the growth of its visual communications strategy and work on a variety of design production projects.

    Pratt Center provides urban planning services to grassroots groups, local coalitions, and other community-based organizations. As a department within Pratt Institute, Pratt Center works closely with faculty and students from multiple disciplines in support of community-driven plans for a more sustainable and equitable New York City.


    Responsibilities

    The project assistant will be responsible for assisting Pratt Center’s communications team with design-based projects which may include:

    • Data visualization
    • Report layout design
    • Presentation templates
    • Social media assets
    • Email campaigns
    • Promotional materials
    • Photography + editing


    Skills and Interests

    This position is suitable to an undergraduate or graduate student studying communications design or a relevant graphic design discipline. Required skills include advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, advanced knowledge of current design standards and trends, strong project management skills, and exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills. Knowledge of urban planning practices is a plus.


    Hours

    Part-time 21 hours per week


    Term and Salary

    This remote position will run from June to August 2021. Pay starting at $15/hour, based on qualifications.


    To Apply

    This position is remote, and applicants must have access to a computer with Adobe Creative Suite and reliable WiFi.

    Email Resume + Portfolio to bdodd@prattcenter.net with “Graphic Design Intern” in the subject line.

  • Made in NYC Marketing Intern (Summer 2021)

    Date posted: 15 Apr, 2021

    Pratt Center’s Made in NYC initiative is looking for a Marketing Intern to support marketing, communications and member engagement activities this summer. Made in NYC is a dynamic, creative and collaborative team passionate about supporting New York City’s manufacturing community. The Intern will help us grow our membership and work on key Made in NYC projects like Made in NYC Learning Lab, Made in NYC Week, Made in NYC Webinars and our Made Here, Meet Here networking series.

    Made in NYC is a local branding initiative that helps NYC manufacturers and makers to grow through marketing and branding resources, skills-building opportunities, and access to a supportive community of peers. Made in NYC is a membership based initiative with 1,400+ member businesses making everything from hot sauce to handbags to neon signs from the Bronx to Staten Island. 

    Responsibilities

    • Communications tasks such as drafting newsletter and social media copy
    • Creating visual graphics for newsletters and social media
    • Maintenance and updating of Made in NYC website and databases
    • Email and phone outreach to businesses
    • Research on potential new Made in NYC members
    • New member recruitment through emails, phone calls, social media and in-person outreach at outdoor markets and events (COVID safe protocols will be followed for all in-person activities)
    • Onboarding new Made in NYC members
    • Support all Made in NYC programs and events as needed

    Skills and Interests
    Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Experience with website management, graphic design, marketing, and community outreach preferred. Candidates should have an interest in urban manufacturing, marketing, branding, small business support, BIPOC-owned businesses and/or economic justice. Local knowledge of New York City is a plus. Proficiency in Adobe suite and/or Canva is required.

    Hours
    Part-time, 21 hours per week

    Term and Salary
    This hybrid in-person and virtual position will be for 12 weeks from approximately June to August 2021. Hourly rate starting at $15, based on qualifications.

    To Apply
    Email your resume and cover letter to jreynolds@prattcenter.net with “Made in NYC Marketing Intern” in the subject.

Full Time

  • Director of Policy and Planning

    Date posted: 19 Mar, 2021

    Pratt Center for Community Development is searching for a Director of Policy and Planning (DPP) to develop and lead policy & advocacy initiatives around community development, economic and workforce development, sustainability and environmental justice.

    Founded in 1963, the Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable city for all New Yorkers. We leverage professional skills in planning and policy research and analysis to work on the ground with community-based organizations to challenge systemic inequities and advance sustainable development.

    The DPP will supervise a staff of urban planners who manage data-driven research projects, community planning technical assistance projects, and other collaborations with research and community-based partners. They will lead the acquisition and development of new grant-funded or client-based policy and urban planning projects; and will oversee project implementation and development of deliverables including community plans, data products, and policy platforms. The DPP will be responsible for the delivery of all of Pratt Center’s policy-related communications, including positions and testimony, policy reports and issue briefs, and other communications.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to collaborate on setting the goals and objectives that enable the Center to meet its mission, then this could be the position for you!

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.