Recent News

  • Center City District Call for Summer Interns

    The Center City District is seeking to hire summer college interns to provide them with a wide variety of hands-on experience in urban planning and development with a focus on park and place management. The experience will be both in the field and in the office with additional participation in professional development seminars conducted by CCD staff.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to CCD managed places and sponsored events:

  • Promise Corps Recruiting Graduates To Work in Philadelphia Schools

    The Promise Corps housed within the Mayor's Office in Philadelphia is recruiting college graduates that are looking for experience working directly with youth to be College and Career Ambassadors at High Schools in West Philadelphia during the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Alexa Salas (URBS '17) Recipient of 2017 President's Engagement Prize

    Alexa Salas, along with Camilo Toro C'17, and Yaneli Arizmendi Nu'17 will create Lanzando Líderes (Launching Leaders), a community-based after-school program for Latino high school students in South Philadelphia. Alexa, Camilo, and Yaneli will work with Latino immigrant families and members of the community to develop an experiential, bilingual, culturally inclusive curriculum to serve as the touchstone for the program.

  • In Memoriam, Eric Schneider

  • Full and Part Time Landscape Internships at Penn

    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 Director Elaine Simon featured in The Pennsylvania Gazette

    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: Deadlines in March!

    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.

  • Philadelphia Water Department, Green Infrastructure Summer Internship Opportunities

    1101 Market Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-2994

  • Shared Prosperity Fellowship | Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment

    DUE: Friday, March 31st 2017 

  • Historical-Spatial Internship on Skid Row in Philadelphia

    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.