Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build strong communities. We are the central hub of the global placemaking movement, connecting people to ideas, resources, expertise, and partners who see place as the key to addressing our greatest challenges.
About the Role
Project for Public Spaces seeks an intern to join our Streets & Transportation team. Starting immediately, this three-month internship will take place January-April 2019 with an option for renewal. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate. This is a paid internship with a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.
Transportation continues to occupy the largest geographic share of our public realm, and it plays a critical role in shaping our communities and people’s lives. When streets and public transportation systems are well designed, they do much more than help people get around efficiently—they connect people to each other, create special public places, help foster active and healthy lifestyles, boost economic development, and highlight local culture and assets. Our mission is to provide communities with the resources and expertise they need to create great streets, transit hubs, and transportation networks.
What You're Gonna Do
The Streets & Transportation Intern will support the Program Manager of Transportation Initiatives by undertaking the following tasks:
- Research and case study development for our Great Streets database that supports the transportation program;
- Refresh, summarize, and update PPSpublications for distribution online to our global audience;
- Propose and create new tools for communities to support our "Streets as Places" toolbox;
- Additional tasks as needed.
The internship requires a self-motivated, detail-oriented person with excellent research and communication skills. Selected candidate should also be able to work independently with minimal supervision, and have a strong interest in and understanding of urban planning, transportation, and/or placemaking issues. Prior experience addressing pressing social issues including (but not limited to) gender, equity, and diversity is highly desirable. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, Keynote, Google Suite, web-based data and information platforms is required for this position. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud is desirable but not mandatory.
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