The Landscape Architecture group, within the Office of the University Architect, supports the University of Pennsylvania's mission by preserving and improving the campus landscape through design, planning, research, outreach, policy, and ecological initaitves.
They are looking to fill the following 3 internships:
Part-time Spring-Fall Penn Park Orchard Outreach Internship
URBS program director Elaine Simon was featured on last page "window" section of the March/April issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette with one of hundreds of photos that she took of the demolition of University City High School. Photographing the long process of the schools deconstruction offered her a way to come to grips with the experience of neighborhood change. Check out the article here!
City Internships (CI) is an accelerated learning provider offering private post-secondary, non-degree granting, full-time immersive in-person courses that combine intensive classroom-based workshops and seminars, practical work experience-based training and a link to potential employers. Locations of programs are in 12 cities worldwide.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-2994
DUE: Friday, March 31st 2017
Stephen Metraux, Penn PhD in Soiology and URBS Graduate Certificate recipient, has begun archival work on Philadelphia's Skid Row and has come across detailed inventories (building by building and resident by resident) of the 1950's era Callowhill area in and around the Row, among other things detailing life in that area that were collected as part of two contemporary studies. There is a ton of original data here that he has study ideas for, and as part of these he would like to do some descriptive things with the building inventories. Some funding may be available.
Erika Kitzmiller, a faculty member at Teachers College-Columbia University and a Penn alumna, is looking for a student to assist her with video production and web site development for a project on educational inequality. The project, The Roots of Educational Inequality, is a book-length manuscript that examines the political, social, and economic factors that contributed to the escalation of inequality in Philadelphia’s public schools with a close examination of one of these schools, Germantown High School.
DDOT's Research Internship Program engages full-time students to work on specific research topics around the agency. The internship program allows DDOT to conduct research into topics of interest while also serving as a resource for students to acquire practical skills.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project is a non-profit organization that promotes leadership, service and activism among high school aged young women in New York City and Newark, NJ. Their program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world.