Graduate-level internships available with the Office of the Manhattan Borough President

Exciting internship opportunity at the Office of the Manhattan Borough President that might interest some Draperites:

The Land Use Division in the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is seeking prospective graduate-level candidates for internship positions with its office for Summer and Fall 2015 .

Interested students should e-mail a copy of their resume to Ahmed Tigani: with subject line: LU Graduate Intern – Cover letters are encouraged.

See details below and in the attached flyer! Manhattan BP Community Planning Internship – Summer and Fall 2015 (1)                                                                                                                                 




The Land Use Division in the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is seeking a Graduate Intern interested in being part of a collaborative and energetic team. The division is seeking graduate students who have a strong interest in studying the built environment and strengthening neighborhoods through all-inclusive community development and would like to gain practical experience and deeper knowledge in the City of New York’s land use process. The Graduate Intern would be under the direct supervision of the Community Development Officer and will work with the Deputy Director and Urban Planners in the office.


Under supervision, general tasks will include:

  • Assisting staff with collecting and preparing data
  • Joining planners to conduct field work and site surveys throughout the borough
  • Assisting the Community Development Officer with intergovernmental tasks as they relate to Community Board staff, leaders and representatives from elected official offices.
  • Assisting with upcoming policy reports and community engagement activities that the division collaborates on with the Policy division.
  • Assisting with basic office functions as needed, such as data entry and file management

Preferred Skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Basic understanding of planning principles
  • Competency with various computer software programs, such as Sketch-up, Google Fusion and GIS

Applicants should have an interest in the planning profession and relevant planning specializations. Students in graduate urban studies/planning programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

All internships are unpaid, although we do encourage interns to seek academic credit for their internships. The hourly commitment is flexible based on availability, but 15-20 hours per week is recommended. To apply, provide a one page resume listing your educational background, activities, and any other applicable prior experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Start and end dates are flexible.

Please send resume and cover letter to: with subject line: LU Graduate Intern For any additional questions, please call Ahmed Tigani, Community Development Officer, at 212-669-3223.


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