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Zoning Division - Intern (Unpaid)

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Company/Organization: NYC Dept. of City Planning

Description:

The Zoning Division of the Department of City Planning (DCP) is responsible for the development of city-wide land use zoning policy, coordinating local and city-wide land use policies, and preparing and maintaining the zoning text necessary to implement these policies.

The Zoning Division is currently seeking an intern for summer 2014 to assist with the development of the Zoning History Information Project (ZHIP) database. The ZHIP database will provide a comprehensive reference tool for accessing the legislative history of zoning text amendments, and allow for continued and improved electronic records to document zoning changes. The database will be a valuable resource for DCP staff and for research requests by practicing land use professionals and the general public. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in City Planning’s Summer Internship Program, which includes a series of events for all interns.

For more information on the New York City Department of City Planning, visit www.nyc.gov/planning.

Working with the Editor of the Zoning Resolution, the intern will perform specific tasks including:
• Develop understanding of Zoning Resolution structure and legislative history
• Collect and synthesize history of zoning text amendments
• Input data in Microsoft Access database, ensuring accuracy of information
• Assist with various division tasks and attend meetings, as needed
Requirements and Preferred Skills:
• Undergraduate and/or graduate students with an interest in planning, public policy, or related fields
• Detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills
• Ability to read and understand complicated zoning material
• Ability to work independently, and complete tasks accurately and in a timely fashion

Start Date: June 9, 2014
Schedule: 20-30 hours/week, hours are flexible
Stipend: Unpaid, potential academic credit
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to DCPrecruit@planning.nyc.gov. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Deadline: May 9, 2014, until filled

THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A COPY OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE IN THE PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT DIVISION. THE DEPARTMENT MAKES AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED APPLICANTS.

Paid Internship Info:

Unpaid


Deadline:
5/9/14
Tags:
Urban  City  Planning  Architecture  Sustainability  Environment 
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