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We currently have 8 positions available for our 2021–2022 Pratt Graduate Fellowship program.

Fellowship

  • Communications & Media Fellow

    Date posted: 18 Jun, 2021

    About the Fellowship Program

    Each year, Pratt Center for Community Development selects a number of graduate students to work alongside staff members on urban planning and policy projects. Pratt Center interviews applicants and selects those who best fit the organization and its work. Each fellow is assigned to a staff member who supervises their work and provides training and career mentorship. The fellowship requires two days a week (14 hours) of work during the 2021-2022 school year. Fellows are paid a stipend toward their tuition of $3,000 per semester.

    The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to apply what they learn in school to the “real world” practice of planning and community development, as well as networking opportunities that can facilitate job placement after graduation. Pratt Center Fellows have the opportunity to meet and work with a broad spectrum of community-based organizations, city agencies, citywide think tanks, and elected officials with whom Pratt Center engages throughout New York City. 

    In addition to their day-to-day work, there are monthly facilitated workshops that give fellows a chance to go in-depth on several relevant topics such as using data to tell stories; approaches to and considerations for engaging community stakeholders; and planning through the lens of racial justice.


    Communications & Media Fellow

    This fellow will be responsible for activities to amplify awareness of Pratt Center’s work alongside low- and moderate-income communities of color in New York City. Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Communications/Media Fellow will collaborate with Pratt Center’s staff to identify potential stories and produce narratives in a variety of media for Pratt Center’s promotional efforts. They will gain exposure to the priorities and workflows of a nonprofit organization’s communications pipeline and contribute to media campaigns and content creation.

     Responsibilities include: 

    • Assist communications staff to strategize, develop, create, and implement content across a variety of channels
    • Help coordinate campaigns across digital media, including website, email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
    • Track and report on news coverage of Pratt Center and partners and package this for internal and external consumption
    • Assist in identifying innovative promotional opportunities for Pratt Center projects, including lectures, conferences, festivals, etc.


    How to Apply

    Pratt Center is looking to fill this positions as soon as possible. Interested students who have completed at least one semester of study should send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF to Paula Crespo at pcrespo@prattcenter.net. Please include your name in the PDF’s title. Please indicate the fellowship position for which you are applying; you may ask to be considered for more than one position.

  • Made in NYC Membership Fellow

    Date posted: 18 Jun, 2021

    About the Fellowship

    Each academic year, Pratt Center selects a number of Pratt Institute graduate students who have completed at least one semester to work alongside staff members on urban planning and policy projects. Pratt Center interviews applicants and selects those who best fit the organization and its work. Each fellow is assigned to a staff “mentor” who supervises their work and provides training and career mentorship. The fellowship requires two days a week (i.e., 14 hours) of remote work (at least for the foreseeable future) during the 2020-2021 school year. Fellows are paid a stipend toward their tuition of $3,000 per semester.

    The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to apply what they learn in school to the “real world” practice of planning and community development, as well as networking opportunities that can be crucial to job placement after graduation. Pratt Center Fellows have the opportunity to meet and work with a broad spectrum of community-based organizations, city agencies, citywide think tanks, and elected officials with whom Pratt Center engages throughout New York City.

    In addition to their day-to-day work, there are monthly facilitated workshops that give fellows a chance to go in-depth on several relevant topics such as using data to tell stories; approaches to and considerations for engaging community stakeholders; and planning through the lens of racial justice.


    Made in NYC Membership Fellow

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

    Made in NYC is a local branding initiative that supports New York City’s 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 in all five boroughs making everything from hot sauce to handbags to neon signs.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Onboarding new Made in NYC members
    • Email and phone outreach to businesses
    • 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)
    • Maintain and update Made in NYC website membership database and resources
    • Research on potential new Made in NYC members

     
    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.

    How to Apply

    Pratt Center is looking to fill this positions as soon as possible. Interested students who have completed at least one semester of study should send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF to Paula Crespo at pcrespo@prattcenter.net. Please include your name in the PDF’s title. Please indicate the fellowship position for which you are applying; you may ask to be considered for more than one position.

     

  • Made in NYC Marketing Fellow

    Date posted: 18 Jun, 2021

    About the Fellowship Program

    Each year, Pratt Center for Community Development selects a number of graduate students to work alongside staff members on urban planning and policy projects. Pratt Center interviews applicants and selects those who best fit the organization and its work. Each fellow is assigned to a staff member who supervises their work and provides training and career mentorship. The fellowship requires two days a week (14 hours) of work during the 2021-2022 school year. Fellows are paid a stipend toward their tuition of $3,000 per semester.

    The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to apply what they learn in school to the “real world” practice of planning and community development, as well as networking opportunities that can facilitate job placement after graduation. Pratt Center Fellows have the opportunity to meet and work with a broad spectrum of community-based organizations, city agencies, citywide think tanks, and elected officials with whom Pratt Center engages throughout New York City. 

    In addition to their day-to-day work, there are monthly facilitated workshops that give fellows a chance to go in-depth on several relevant topics such as using data to tell stories; approaches to and considerations for engaging community stakeholders; and planning through the lens of racial justice.

     

    Made in NYC Marketing Fellow

    Pratt Center’s Made in NYC initiative is looking for a Program Fellow to support programming logistics and event planning activities. Made in NYC is a dynamic, creative and collaborative team passionate about supporting New York City’s manufacturing community. The Program Fellow will work on key Made in NYC projects such as 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 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 in all five boroughs making everything from hot sauce to handbags to neon signs.

    Responsibilities include: 

    • Creating visual assets for newsletters and social media
    • Communications tasks such as drafting copy for social media posts and website articles
    • Support with the creative development of social media campaigns such as our annual Holiday Campaign, Made in NYC Week, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, AAPI Heritage Month, Pride Month, and others
    • Maintain and update Made in NYC news articles and public facing content
    • Outreach to member companies to coordinate content for all public facing campaigns

     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.


    How to Apply

    Pratt Center is looking to fill this positions as soon as possible. Interested students who have completed at least one semester of study should send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF to Paula Crespo at pcrespo@prattcenter.net. Please include your name in the PDF’s title. Please indicate the fellowship position for which you are applying; you may ask to be considered for more than one position.

  • Made in NYC Program Fellow

    Date posted: 18 Jun, 2021

    About the Fellowship

    Each year, Pratt Center for Community Development selects a number of graduate students to work alongside staff members on urban planning and policy projects. Pratt Center interviews applicants and selects those who best fit the organization and its work. Each fellow is assigned to a staff member who supervises their work and provides training and career mentorship. The fellowship requires two days a week (14 hours) of work during the 2021-2022 school year. Fellows are paid a stipend toward their tuition of $3,000 per semester. 

    The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to apply what they learn in school to the “real world” practice of planning and community development, as well as networking opportunities that can facilitate job placement after graduation. Pratt Center Fellows have the opportunity to meet and work with a broad spectrum of community-based organizations, city agencies, citywide think tanks, and elected officials with whom Pratt Center engages throughout New York City.

    In addition to their day-to-day work, there are monthly facilitated workshops that give fellows a chance to go in-depth on several relevant topics such as using data to tell stories; approaches to and considerations for engaging community stakeholders; and planning through the lens of racial justice.


    Made in NYC Program Fellow

    Pratt Center’s Made in NYC initiative is looking for a Program Fellow to support programming logistics and event planning activities. Made in NYC is a dynamic, creative and collaborative team passionate about supporting New York City’s manufacturing community. The Program Fellow will work on key Made in NYC projects such as 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 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 in all five boroughs making everything from hot sauce to handbags to neon signs.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Assist with planning and organizing Made in NYC Week and Made in NYC Learning Lab
    • Assist with coordinating events and meetings for and about manufacturers
    • Research and aggregate resources and events
    • Maintain and update Made in NYC website event listings and resources
    • Email and phone outreach to MINYC businesses
    • 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.

     

    How to Apply

    Interested students who have completed at least one semester of study should send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF to Paula Crespo at pcrespo@prattcenter.net. Please include your name in the PDF’s title, and use the subject line: “Pratt Center fellowship application.” Indicate the fellowship position for which you are applying; you may ask to be considered for more than one position.

  • Planning and Policy Fellows (2)

    Date posted: 18 Jun, 2021

    About the Fellowship

    Each year, Pratt Center for Community Development selects a number of graduate students to work alongside staff members on urban planning and policy projects. Pratt Center interviews applicants and selects those who best fit the organization and its work. Each fellow is assigned to a staff member who supervises their work and provides training and career mentorship. The fellowship requires two days a week (14 hours) of work during the 2021-2022 school year. Fellows are paid a stipend toward their tuition of $3,000 per semester.

    The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to apply what they learn in school to the “real world” practice of planning and community development, as well as networking opportunities that can facilitate job placement after graduation. Pratt Center Fellows have the opportunity to meet and work with a broad spectrum of community-based organizations, city agencies, citywide think tanks, and elected officials with whom Pratt Center engages throughout New York City.

    In addition to their day-to-day work, there are monthly facilitated workshops that give fellows a chance to go in-depth on several relevant topics such as using data to tell stories; approaches to and considerations for engaging community stakeholders; and planning through the lens of racial justice.

    Planning and Policy Fellows (2 positions)

    These fellows will work on several of Pratt Center’s planning and policy projects, including but not limited to those related to neighborhood rezonings and to the East Side Coastal Resiliency project.

    Responsibilities include: 

    • Researching policy issues and planning precedents related to land use, public review processes, resilience, and other topics and producing memos that synthesize information
    • Synthesizing findings from research into written (and potentially visual/spatial) formats
    • Facilitating small group conversations at community forums
    • Gathering and analyzing primary and secondary data (e.g., Census, community surveys, etc.)
    • Creating materials that explain planning and policy concepts and related data in easy-to-understand and visual ways
    • Tracking active policy conversations through media, meetings, and publications from community partners and other actors in the field

    Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Local knowledge of New York City is a plus.


    How to Apply

    Pratt Center is looking to fill this positions as soon as possible. Interested students who have completed at least one semester of study should send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF to Paula Crespo at pcrespo@prattcenter.net. Please include your name in the PDF’s title. Please indicate the fellowship position for which you are applying; you may ask to be considered for more than one position.

  • Archives Administration Fellow

    Date posted: 18 Jun, 2021

    ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

    Each academic year, Pratt Center selects a number of graduate students who have completed at least one semester to work alongside staff members on urban planning and policy projects. Pratt Center interviews applicants and selects those who best fit the organization and its work. Each fellow is assigned to a staff member who supervises their work and provides training and career mentorship. The fellowship requires two days a week (i.e., 14 hours) of work during the 2021-2022 school year. Fellows are paid a stipend toward their tuition of $3,000 per semester.

    The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to apply what they learn in school to the “real world” practice of planning and community development, as well as networking opportunities that can facilitate job placement after graduation. Pratt Center Fellows have the opportunity to meet and work with a broad spectrum of community-based organizations, city agencies, citywide think tanks, and elected officials with whom Pratt Center engages throughout New York City.

    In addition to their day-to-day work, there are monthly facilitated workshops that give fellows a chance to go in-depth on several relevant topics such as using data to tell stories; approaches to and considerations for engaging community stakeholders; and planning through the lens of racial justice.


    ARCHIVES ADMINISTRATION FELLOW

    The Pratt Center for Community Development, in partnership with the Pratt Institute Archives, is seeking a grant-funded ArchivesFellow for 20 hours per week for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. The Archives Fellow will work with the Institute Archivist at the Pratt Institute Libraries (Brooklyn Campus) to research, arrange, and describe the Records of the Pratt Center for Community Development. The collection consists of 93.75 cubic feet of of correspondence, proposals, project reports, partnership agreements, publications and photographs that document 43 years projects and initiatives that combine technical assistance, organizing, research, and policy advocacy to advance innovative solutions to social, economic and environmental inequalities in partnership with community-based organizations and the public sector. The Fellow will also serve a liaison between the Archives and the Pratt Center in order to gather information about the records and ensure that the collection is processed and described appropriately and accurately. 

    The position presents an opportunity for students with experience processing or assisting in the processing of paper-based materials to develop their project management skills and work directly with records creators in a highly collaborative and service-oriented environment. A successful candidate will be enrolled in the Pratt Institute School of Information, has strong research skills, and is highly organized. Students from underrepresented groups or who are interested in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through archival work are encouraged to apply.

    Job Duties

    • Research topics relevant to the subject matter and initiatives documented in the collection.
    • Develop a processing plan for the Records of the Pratt Center for Community Development
    • Arrange and describe archival materials
    • Author a finding aid using ArchivesSpace
    • Basic preservation of materials, including re-housing, re-foldering, and encapsulating as needed
    • Write blog posts narrating the project’s progress and highlighting items from the collection

    Required Qualifications

    • Strong research, writing, technology, and communication skills
    • Be enrolled in the Pratt Institute School of Information’s Master of Science in Library and Information Science program
    • Knowledge of principles of diversity and inclusion and demonstrated experience or interest in promoting social justice, equity, and inclusion
    • Have completed courses related to Archival processing and description
    • Basic knowledge of archival theory, standards, and practices
    • Experience working with archival materials

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working with ArchiveSpace
    • Experience working with community organizations


    HOW TO APPLY

    Pratt Center is looking to fill eight Fellowship positions as soon as possible. Interested students who have completed at least one semester of study at GCPE should send a resume and cover letter as a single PDF to Paula Crespo at pcrespo@prattcenter.net. Please include your name in the PDF’s title, and use the subject line: “Pratt Center fellowship application.” Indicate the fellowship position for which you are applying; you may ask to be considered for more than one position.