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  • Summer Internship at the Philadelphia Water Department

    Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Implementation Program

    Seeking highly qualified students for experiences in the following academic departments: Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Urban Design

    Job Description:

    Interns will work with the GSI Implementation Program Group, supporting efforts in planning, design, and programmatic development for projects implemented for the Green City, Clean Waters Plan. For more information, please visit:

  • 2016 Summer Internship at Media Relations Firm

    Opening for 2016 Summer Internship at Media Relations Firm


    Ceisler Media is a media relations and issue advocacy firm in Center City Philadelphia with additional offices in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. We are looking for interns for the summer of 2016 to assist associates with a variety of activities in the Philadelphia office.  We offer competitive pay and numerous benefits including tickets to receptions, galas and more. 

    Including but not limited to:

  • SHADE Summer Institute Internship Program

    SHADE Summer Institute Internship Program

    The internship program is being sponsored by SHADE (Sustainable Humanitarian Architecture & Design for the Earth), a Hawaii-based group of professional architects, planners, local and state government officials, elected city and state representatives, university faculty, and community-based organizations who are working together to create more sustainable and resilient shared urban environments.

  • Summer 2016 Internship Opportunity at Opportunity Finance Network

    Opportunity Finance Network has internship positions available for Summer of 2016. You can find more information about our organization and the opportunity on our website at

    A message from one of our recent alumns, Vinh Ho: "I was an intern there last summer and it was great experience. I would love for fellow Urbies to get involved in the CDFI Field. Feel free to contact me directly at if you have any questions!"

  • Community Engagement Internship Program

    Intern with one of the Civic House's community partners for the summer to gain valuable experience in the nonprofit sector.

    The program also offers students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through bi-weekly trainings and workshops about social justice issues.

    Interns will work 30 hours/week (end of May -- mid-August)
    Paid Internship: $3,500

  • Director of Operations | Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project

    The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) seeks a Director of Operations, a full-time position based in Philadelphia.  YSRP uses direct service and policy advocacy to transform the experiences of kids prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system.

  • Philadelphia Parks Alliance: Call for Summer 2016 Interns

    The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is looking for energetic, passionate, and clever interns for Summer 2016. Founded in 1984, the Parks Alliance is the voice of Philadelphia’s parks and recreation users—advocating for and supporting one of the largest urban systems in the country.  Internships are available in advocacy, fundraising, marketing, program management, community outreach, GIS analysis, history, photography, journalism, and law.

  • Various Positions | Ioby

    Ioby is a community of donors, volunteers and leaders creating, funding and implementing neighborhood projects that aim to make their neighborhoods stronger and more sustainable. ioby operates primarily through, a digital crowd-resourcing platform that supports these citizen-led, neighbor-funded initiatives in raising tax-deductible donations, volunteer recruitment and idea sharing.

  • Studies in Rapid Neighborhood Change

    Since 2011, Ira Goldstein and Mark Stern have taught URBS200—Urban Research Methods—using a community case study approach. We have chosen a neighborhood and used a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods to learn about its economic, social, and cultural life.  Because Philadelphia is a dynamic city, these case studies typically focused around issues of community change: what has changed and how have those changes affected community residents?

  • Sophie Harris (URBS '12) Greens Up New Orleans

    We've been talking about urban green spaces a lot since our recent tour of the proposed Philly Rail Park. Here's a great article about the LaFitte Greenway in New Orleans, featuring Sophie Harris: Urbs 2012 alumn and executive director of Friends of Lafitte Greenway.