EmPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Graduate Student Internship

The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) is looking to fill an internship position to assist with the implementation of planning and redevelopment activities in and around Kendall Square, as well as strategic planning and economic development work throughout the City of Cambridge.  We are seeking a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary graduate student with experience and interest in any combination of the following areas:

 

·       Mixed Use Real Estate Development and Feasibility Analysis

·       Sustainable Infrastructure and Transportation Planning

·       Neighborhood Revitalization Programs

·       Community Engagement

 

About the CRA

The CRA was founded in 1956 to implement activities needed to redevelop underutilized, deteriorated or blighted open areas, to encourage new development, and to promote sound growth in Cambridge. The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority is committed to implementing imaginative, creative initiatives to achieve social equity and a balanced economic ecosystem.  We work in the public trust to bring a human dimension to development improving the quality of life for residents, businesses, employees, and visitors. Our goal is to balance economic vibrancy, housing, and open space to create sustainable communities through new and revitalized development. We are an independent, agile public authority bringing a unique set of redevelopment tools to work in close partnership with the City of Cambridge and other organizations.  The CRA’s strategic plan sets priorities for future urban revitalization programs and redevelopment activities both in and around Kendall Square and potentially citywide.  Please visit www.cambridgeredevelopment.org for more information.

 

About the Internship

Projects will be tailored to match student skills and interests with a wide range of redevelopment programmatic needs of the CRA.  Prospective interns should be creative problem solvers, strong writers, independently motivated, social media savvy, and familiar with Cambridge and the Boston region.  Familiarity with graphic design is a plus. This internship is a great opportunity to get exposed to planning and development in a small city setting, sit in on stakeholder meetings and network with professionals.  This is a paid internship or work-study opportunity for 35 hours per week in summer, or 10-12 hours per week in Fall semester.

Application deadline is March 16, 2018

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter along with a sample of relevant work to:

planning@cambridgeredevelopment.org

or

Tom Evans, Executive Director, 255 Main Street, 8th Floor, Cambridge MA 02142