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We are currently seeking candidates for our graduate fellowship program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Join our tight knit team of community planners, economic development practitioners, and sustainability specialists. 

Fellowship

  • Geographic Information Systems Fellow

    Date posted: 20 Aug, 2020

    About the Fellowship Program

    Each academic year, Pratt Center selects a number of Pratt Institute 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 “mentor” who supervises their work and provides field training and career mentorship. The fellowship requires two days a week (a total of 14 hours), and 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 the classroom 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.


    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Fellow

    This fellow will provide data analysis and map making services to Pratt Center teams and projects. This fellow should be proficient in ArcGIS Desktop or QGIS and Excel. Basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign is expected. Basic knowledge of MS Access and online GIS services and coding (ArcGIS Online, Carto, open source online mapping, HTML, javascript) is a plus. Responsibilities will include:

    Extracting, cleaning, analyzing, and mapping US Census data using ArcMap or QGISExtracting mapping other types of data in support of land use-related planning and policy research efforts (e.g., data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, On the Map, ReferenceUSA, etc.)Creating other data visualizations such as charts and infographics in support of various Pratt Center projectsManaging data on Pratt Center’s Neighborhood Data Portal ArcGIS Online platform


    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 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. Please indicate the fellowship position for which you are applying; you may ask to be considered for more than one position.

  • Planning and Advocacy Fellow (2 positions)

    Date posted: 20 Aug, 2020

    About the Fellowship Program

    Each academic year, Pratt Center selects a number of Pratt Institute 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 “mentor” who supervises their work and provides field training and career mentorship. The fellowship requires two days a week (a total of 14 hours), and 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 the classroom 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.

    Planning & Advocacy Fellow

    This fellow will work on several planning and policy projects, including but not limited to those related to neighborhood rezonings (as part of Mayor deBlasio’s Housing New York initiative) and to the East Side Coastal Resiliency project. Responsibilities will 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
    • Facilitate small group conversations at community forums
    • Gather and analyze 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

    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 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. Please indicate the fellowship position for which you are applying; you may ask to be considered for more than one position.

  • Communications & Media Fellow

    Date posted: 20 Aug, 2020

    About the Fellowship Program

    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.

    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 preparing materials for senior staff press briefings
    • 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 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. Please indicate the fellowship position for which you are applying; you may ask to be considered for more than one position.

  • Made in NYC Fellow (2 positions)

    Date posted: 20 Aug, 2020

    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 Fellow

    MINYC, an initiative of the Pratt Center, is a local branding initiative that supports New York City's vibrant manufacturing community. MINYC helps local manufacturers and makers to grow through the strength of our local brand, free marketing and branding programming and community building. MINYC is a membership based initiative with 1300+ (and growing) member businesses.

    The MINYC fellow will work on all aspects of the initiative. Written and verbal communication skills are required, as is interest in urban manufacturing and small business outreach with a focus on BIPOC-owned businesses. Website management, graphic design, marketing, and event planning skills are a plus. Responsibilities Include:

    • Communications tasks such as writing newsletter and social media copy
    • Email and phone outreach to MINYC businesses
    • Research on potential new MINYC members
    • Research and aggregation of resources and events that support manufacturers for MINYC website databases
    • Assistance in organizing events and meetings for/about manufacturers
    • Support all Made in NYC programs and events as needed (Made in NYC Learning Lab, Made in NYC Week, Made in NYC Holiday Guide and more)


    How to Apply

    Pratt Center is looking to fill these 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. Please indicate the fellowship position for which you are applying; you may ask to be considered for more than one position.