Get Urban Planning JobsGet Urban Planning Jobs

Summer Planning Intern (Paid)


  • Kounkuey Design Initiative
  • 06/15/20
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90014
  • range / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Title: Planning Intern (Paid)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Organization: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
Job Opening: Summer (flexible depending on school schedule)
Closing date: When Filled

KOUNKUEY DESIGN INITIATIVE is currently seeking a planning intern to add to our growing team in Los Angeles, CA. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and creative self-starter to work directly with under-resourced communities throughout Southern California on community-driven development. The position is based in our downtown Los Angeles office; there will be opportunities to accompany staff to projects throughout L.A., in the Eastern Coachella Valley, and other areas in Southern California.

Job Description:
The Planning Intern will work closely with the Planning, Design, and Community Departments to support our participatory design process, economic and social development programs, mobility planning, and site planning on various public space projects in the Southern California region. The Planning Intern will support project managers on planning, policy, and community organizing projects and campaigns to activate vacant land, turn streets into play spaces, create new parks, and improve transportation infrastructure. The Planning Intern will also assist in the development of new projects addressing homelessness, schoolyards, and other topics.

The Planning Intern will be expected to work from our downtown Los Angeles office full-time.

Qualifications:
Undergraduate or graduate-level coursework in Urban Planning or related field
Strong commitment to social justice
Excellent writing, analytical, and research abilities
Proficient in Adobe InDesign and GIS preferred
Bilingual in English and Spanish (verbal and written) strongly preferred

How to Apply:
Send electronic copy of cover letter, resume, writing sample and three (3) references portfolio optional but preferredto: LAJobs@kounkuey.org
Subject heading: Planning Intern: Your Name

About KDI:
KDI is a non-profit design and community development organization. We collaborate with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealized potential in neighborhoods and cities. We accomplish this mission through advocacy, research, planning, and built works.

We have been recognized for our innovative approach to poverty alleviation by notable institutions such as The Rockefeller Foundation, UN-Habitat, The California Endowment, Ashoka Changemakers, American Express, Annenberg Alchemy, Smithsonian Institute, IDEO, Echoing Green, The Atlantic Renewal Project, and UN/Dubai and Swiss Re Foundation.


Browse other Urban Planning Jobs in California

  1. West Region Planning Lead, Urbanism + Planning

    Los Angeles, CA
    United States of America - California, Los Angeles **Job Summary** We are seeking visionary and dynamic Planning leadership fo...
  2. URBAN/REGIONAL PLANNER

    Riverside, CA
    The County of Riverside Transportation and Land Management Agency (TLMA) has an opportunity for an Urban/Regional Planner (URP) wh...
  3. Community Planner - AFCAP V

    , , United States, US
    About the Employer:Our Client supports U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives by delivering support solutions for de...
  4. Senior Facilities Planner (Term)

    , , United States, US
    Reporting to the AssistantDirector, Capital Planning and Projects within the Facilities Management / Planning department at the Un...
  5. Community Planner

    , , United States, US
    Position Description** Serco is seeking a Community Planner to provide Engineering Expertise performing planning, programming...
  6. Planning Manager II

    Los Angeles, CA
    The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), operator of the METROLINK Commuter Rail System, is seeking a Planning Man...
  7. Senior Resource Specialist (Power)

    Los Angeles, CA
    The position is that of subject matter expert for power operations and scheduling, power sales, and procurement activities related...
  8. Senior Train Control Engineer

    Los Angeles, CA
    Why join us? Atkins is one of the world"s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has be...
  9. Senior Rail Communications Engineer

    Los Angeles, CA
    Why join us? Atkins is one of the world"s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has be...
  10. Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer and Team Lead

    Los Angeles, CA
    Atkins is one of the world"s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing...