Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) Intern

  • Part-time

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What we offer

  • Impact - The work you do here matters to millions. 
  • Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 
  • Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
  • Benefits - We care about your well-being.


Agency Description

The Department of Planning and Development works in collaboration with communities to promote, plan, preserve, and develop successful neighborhoods for all. Reaching these goals requires city agencies to work together with residents, businesses, developers, advocates, funders, and each other. Planning and Development has a team of agencies that do just that. Our agencies include:

Philadelphia Art Commission

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Division of Development Services

Division of Housing and Community Development

Philadelphia Historical Commission

Zoning Board of Adjustment

 

We also partner with the PHDC

Job Description

The Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) will:

▪ draft Citizen Planner stories for the CPI website and updating the website,
▪ develop materials for online course sessions,
▪ assist with online (or live) classes and after-class evaluation forms, recordings and session summaries,
▪ development of program metrics and mapping,
▪ update research on planning academies nationally,
▪ assist with Department trainings and development of educational videos,
▪ develop a spring newsletter.

Essential Functions

▪ drafting Citizen Planner stories for the CPI website and updating the website,
▪ developing materials for online course sessions,
▪ assisting with online classes and after-class evaluation forms, recordings and session summaries,
▪ development of program metrics and mapping,
▪ updating research on planning academies nationally,
▪ assisting with Department trainings and development of educational videos,
▪ developing spring newsletter.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The position would suit an enthusiastic detail-oriented student interested in community planning and citizen advocacy issues with good communication skills. Basic MS Office proficiency required. GIS skills are preferred but not required.
If academic credit is preferred, the Director will work with the intern to ensure the scope of responsibilities meets his/her objectives and interests. Interested candidates go through an interview process.

Qualifications

Undergraduate, graduate level preferred, good communication skills and writing skills; stated interest in the work of CPI.

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter.

Hourly Rate: $15.00/per hour

Please note that effective September 1, 2021 the City of Philadelphia is requiring all new employees to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19. 

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to [email protected]

For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx