Recent News

  • Researchers and Residents Explore ways Eastwick Floods and Ideas for Mitigation

    Urban Studies Lecturer Michael Nairn, along with other researchers, are working to find solutions to mitigate flooding in Philadelphia’s Eastwick neighborhood. The neighborhood is located in a part of Southwest Philadelphia with the lowest elevation in the city, and is almost completely surrounded by water. Projections of a rising sea-level are expected to increase the amount of flooding Eastwick experiences.

  • City First Homes Program Intern

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Program Intern will provide support to CFE/CFH Staff by doing research as well as other tasks on a variety of projects dealing with housing development, housing policy, and/or housing advocacy.

    • Assist Senior Vice President (SVP) and Associate Vice President (AVP) in improving CFH’s homebuyer selection and support practices to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements while meeting strategic and programmatic goals.

  • Citizens for Rich Negrin Looking For Interns

    Citizens for Rich Negrin, the committee to elect for District Attorney is accepting applications for unpaid, non-credited internships.

    • Internships are a flexible-schedule 10 hour weekly commitment at campaign headquarters. 
    • Experience all aspects of running a political campaign in a major metropolitan city.
    • Unique opportunity to work and connect with democratic political professionals across Philadelphia.

  • DVRPC Summer Internships

    The Delaware Valley Regional Plannnig Commisison is looking for summer interns in multiple fields, includng:

  • 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