Author: Rebala, Pranavi

Apply for the Habitat-USAID Research Fellowship

Habitat for Humanity International and the United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, or USAID/BHA, in partnership with HFHI and supported by InterAction, have come together to sponsor the next Humanitarian Shelter & Settlements (HS&S) Research Fellowship program for graduate students.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, 5 p.m. EST. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. For more information on the fellowship opportunities, the application process and who qualifies, visit our website.

Please register by following the linked text below to join us for an informational webinar on Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 1st of February, at 11:00 AM EST:

Webinar: Presenting the USAID/BHA-HFHI Humanitarian Shelter & Settlements Research Fellowship and the Steps to Apply

The research fellowship offers graduate students the opportunity to receive professional mentorship, networking opportunities and financial support for research on a humanitarian shelter and settlements topic.

PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP

  • The candidates will have the chance to gain firsthand experience and visibility into the work as they complete their graduate studies, helping lay pivotal groundwork for their professional careers.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

  • We provide our fellows with contacts and networking opportunities to develop direct relationships with leading experts from international and national humanitarian organizations.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • Each fellow will receive a financial support of up to $19,000 each – made up of a $10,000 stipend and up to $9,000 for travel-related expenses when necessary – to support international graduate research for about 10 months.

Fellowship opportunities are open to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled full-time in accredited graduate school programs in the U.S., or are U.S. citizens studying abroad in a discipline such as:

  • City, urban, environmental or regional planning
  • Architecture or architectural engineering
  • Civil or environmental engineering
  • International or development studies
  • Humanities or social studies
  • Or other similar disciplines

For more information, contact: Roberto A. (Bob) Chia-Balmaceda at RChia-Balmaceda@habitat.org

Please note: Employment opportunities are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban & Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

Job Opportunity: Planner in The City of New Haven

The City of New Haven, Connecticut is hiring a Planner II! Please help spread the word to anyone who may have an interest. View the job description and apply online by

February 4, 2024: https://www.jobapscloud.com/oec/NewHaven/Jobs/Bulletin?R1=2312&R2=5316&R3=01

Salary up to $74,341 annualized.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY : PLANNER II CITY OF NEW HAVEN

The New Haven, Connecticut City Plan Department has an opening for a Planner II position!  This is a great opportunity to gain a wide variety of experiences and professional skills in a lively planning office with a team of forward-thinking collaborative colleagues. This specific assignment will include support for the City Plan Commission as well as participation in analytical and research projects, project management and planning studies as well as support for innovative policy initiatives and our recently launched Vision 2034 Comprehensive Planning process www.newhavenvision2034.com.

 

The City Plan Department works to improve the well-being of all residents in our community by creating safe, equitable, healthful, economically vibrant and attractive places. Planners engage with residents, community leaders, and elected officials to guide the development of physical spaces and develop frameworks for the long-term sustainable growth and development of the city.

City Plan is the regulatory body for land use development in the city through the City Plan Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Historic District Commission. The City Plan Department facilitates the physical development of the City and encourages the development of sustainable land use, economic, and social policy. We are responsible for the Comprehensive Plan of Development, as well as other area-specific development plans and we work with city agencies, commissions, and boards to provide planning, zoning, and development information and advice, assisting residents, businesses, and developers in achieving the City’s development objectives.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

This is a professional planning position involving various responsibilities in the City Plan Department, including support for the City Plan Commission matters as well as participation in analytical and research projects, project management and planning studies. Work is performed under the supervision of a professional superior and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and evaluation of results.

 

Hybrid remote work options may be available for some aspects of the work once work routine are established.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists the Executive Director and Director of Comprehensive Planning and other Departments staff with the research and preparation of city-wide and neighborhood plans.
  • Reviews, writes recommendation reports, and provides administration for applications to the Board of Zoning Appeals, City Plan Commission, or Historic District Commission.
  • Researches and writes reports on matters referred to the City Plan Commission from the Board of Alders or the Board of Zoning Appeals and other issuing departments and agencies, such as Livable City Initiative, the Office of Business Development and the New Haven Redevelopment Agency.
  • Depending on assignment, may focus on environmental development plans, including completing Environmental Reviews and maintaining Environmental Review record.
  • Meets and maintains liaison with city staff, developers, architects, and others involved in physical economic and environmental development plans, projects, including mapping projects, alone or as a member of a work group.
  • Reviews and prepares reports and maps on projects, including mapping projects, and policy recommendations independently or as a member of a work group.
  • Reviews and endorses building permits and certification of occupancy forms.
  • Assists zoning staff in site inspection, background, and evaluation of current zoning matters.
  • Drafts zoning compliance letters, memos and reports, Board of Zoning decision letters as well as Board of Zoning appeals meeting notices and reports.
  • Drafts and administers Treasurer’s report to the Finance Department for application payments.
  • Attends Commission, staff and other meetings and hearings, and may represent the Department as required.
  • Works with computer database, mapping, and drafting and design programs.
  • Prepares maps, diagrams, and charts.
  • Performs related work as required.

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work such as Public Policy, Public Administration, Planning, Geography, Economics, Environmental Studies, Civil Engineering, Cartography, Architecture, and/or Environmental Design, or a related field; and, 1 to 2 years of combined education and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of zoning and land use and environmental planning particularly as they apply to an urban setting.
  • Knowledge of governmental structure and local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to land use, zoning, environmental planning, and other urban development activities.
  • Familiarity with legal principles related to urban planning, including zoning laws, land use regulations, and development codes.
  • Knowledge of research practices applicable to urban planning.
  • Knowledge of computer programs commonly used for planning analysis, mapping, and design.
  • Proficiency in creating visually appealing and informative graphics, charts, and maps to convey planning information effectively.
  • Ability to read, develop, and interpret planning, zoning, and land use maps.
  • Proficiency in utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software for spatial data analysis and mapping; Ability to develop and apply computer skills as required.
  • Ability to critically evaluate complex data, identify trends, and draw meaningful conclusions to inform planning decisions.
  • Capability to effectively plan, coordinate, and manage multiple projects with varying timelines and resources.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities, evolving regulations, and emerging technologies in the field of urban planning.
  • Ability to assemble and organize and analyze relevant information, and to write reports on a variety of planning, development, zoning, and related matters.
  • Ability to engage with residents, community leaders, and stakeholders to gather input, address concerns, and build consensus in planning initiatives.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills for effectively conveying complex planning concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, or through maps drawings or other graphic images.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with agency personnel, other city employees, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Understanding of principles and practices related to sustainable urban development, including green infrastructure and energy efficiency.
  • Please note: Employment opportunities are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban & Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

Please note: Employment opportunities are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant

The Urban Institute is seeking a Research Assistant (Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center). Within the Urban Institute, the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center (Metro) conducts research on how housing and place shape people’s lives. We believe that housing and place matter. Quality, affordable housing anchors families, and the communities where people live can influence nearly everything in their lives: where they work and how they get there; the quality of schools that their children attend; their health and safety; and even their longevity. Our work sits at the intersection of housing and communities and is grounded in racial equity.

Metro currently includes several different practice areas that focus on specific areas of research. They are: Housing Finance Policy Center, Climate and Communities; Community and Economic Development; Cities and Neighborhoods; Ending Homelessness; Fair Housing, Land Use, and Transportation; and Housing as a Foundation. Descriptions of each are included at the bottom of the job post.

The Research Assistant is responsible for assisting senior researchers and research teams in successfully executing defined research tasks. The person hired for this position will be assigned to one of Metro’s research practice areas and will work across several other practice areas. All staff work on several projects and topic areas—assignments are made based on the needs of the center, taking into consideration a research assistant’s availability, skills, and interests.

Apply here!

  • Please note: Employment opportunities are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban & Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

Intern Position: Nelson/Nygaard Transportation

Nelson\Nygaard is a small transportation planning firm of about 160 people with offices around the country. It uses a values-driven approach, guided by the principal of putting people first – designing transportation systems for people, not just cars. Its staff is united by their commitment to make the world more just, more sustainable, more connected, and more beautiful.

Nelson/Nygaard is offering a summer intern position in their downtown Boston office. The intern program is geared towards current students working towards a graduate degree, and they are also willing to consider someone who has recently completed or is enrolled in an undergraduate program. This is a full-time position expected to last approximately three months (June through August), though specific start and end dates can be flexible.

More information and the link to apply online can be found here. Candidates are asked to provide both a resume and a cover letter by January 31, 2024.

For questions, please contact Theresa Carr at tcarr@nelsonnygaard.com.

 

Please note: Employment opportunities are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban & Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

Sustainable CT Summer Fellowship

Each summer Sustainable CT hires Fellows that work regionally across Connecticut.
To learn more about the Sustainable CT Fellowship, you can hear from 2023 Fellows in a recent Sustainable CT podcast. Additionally, alumni of the Fellowship program were also featured in a podcast (scroll down on the same link). Many program alumni go on to work for municipalities, regional planning agencies, and nonprofits and businesses that work on a variety of topics related to sustainability.
For more information, see our website, or below. This position has also been posted to Handshake.

The Sustainable CT Fellowship Program places highly qualified fellows across the state’s Councils of Governments (COGs) to help cities and towns become registered, certified, or recertified with Sustainable CT during the summer. The COGs serve as Connecticut’s regional planning organizations. Click here for more information on COG locations.

Fellows will assist cities and towns within the various COG territories and will assist on COG projects that align with Sustainable CT goals. Fellows may or may not be physically sited in a COG office; there may be opportunities for hybrid work locations.

Fellows will gain valuable experience working within a professional setting and will be directly engaged with cutting-edge sustainability initiatives, local government operations, and regional coordination and operation. Fellows will build a deep professional network that spans across local, state and regional government, as well as with nonprofits and organizations supporting sustainability initiatives in the state of Connecticut.  

 

How To Apply 

Requirements 

Students must be enrolled in a post-secondary degree program or must have graduated in the most recent academic year (2023-2024). Students must be either enrolled in a Connecticut college or university or be a permanent resident of the state. Students must have maintained a GPA of 3.0. Students of all majors will be considered.

  

Technical Skills 

Candidates must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently, and be familiar with Microsoft Office applications.

  

Application 

Application materials are due February 19, 2024 by 5:00 pm EST. Email applications to Dorothy Piszczek at dorothyp@sustainablect.org. Applications must include the following:

  • Written OR video cover letter (no longer than 1 page or 2 minutes) highlighting what makes you an ideal candidate for the Fellowship
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 references (must include a phone number for each reference). Your reference might be a current or former professor, teacher, employer, mentor, coach, extracurricular leader, etc.
  • Writing sample (no more than 3 pages/1500 words; this can be a piece composed for a class)
  • Copy of unofficial transcript
  • List of top 3 preferred COG locations

Timeline 

  • Applications are due by 5:00 pm EST, February 19, 2024. Mail all application materials to Dorothy Piszczek at dorothyp@sustainablect.org.
  • Sustainable CT will notify selected candidates by early April 2024.

 

Fellowship Job Duties 

Sustainable CT Fellow duties include:

  • Research sustainability initiatives in Connecticut municipalities.
  • Inform municipalities of resources, grants, success stories, for implementation of Sustainable CT actions.
  • Assist municipal staff and leaders in performing and documenting sustainability initiatives for Sustainable CT certification.
  • Maintain open communication channels with relevant municipal staff and elected officials.
  • Identify opportunities for multi-town collaboration between Sustainable CT municipalities.
  • Research implementation strategies and resources for towns pursuing different actions.
  • Identify potential partners/resources, i.e. in-town non-profits or organizations.
  • Participate in Sustainable CT Fellow trainings and events.
  • Assist with COG projects that align with Sustainable CT objectives.
  • Produce an end of internship report that documents successes and areas for improvement.

Other Important Information 

Duration 

  • The fellowship program will run approximately 12-weeks during the summer (roughly May 28 – August 23).
  • Start/end dates will be determined by the Fellow and their assigned COG.

Work Location 

  • Work location varies by COG office, with most COGs operating with a hybrid in-office schedule. Fellows will report as determined by their COG supervisor to their assigned COG office. All attempts will be made to place Fellows at their preferred COG location.
  • A list of CT COG locations can be found here.
  • Housing and transportation are not provided.
  • While working, Fellows must be physically located in Connecticut. Fellows living out of state during the Fellowship will not be considered.

Pay 

  • This is a paid fellowship ($17.00 per hour).
  • Fellows may work up to 40 hours per week.

Transportation 

  • Transportation is not provided.

Equal Opportunity 

  • Sustainable CT, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Sustainable CT, Inc. will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, criminal record, intellectual disability, mental disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, unless it is shown by Sustainable CT that such disability prevents performance of the work involved, in any manner prohibited by the laws of the United States or of the State of Connecticut.

Please note: Employment opportunities are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

Sustainable CT Summer Fellowship

The Sustainable CT Fellowship Program places highly qualified fellows across the state’s Councils of Governments (COGs) to help cities and towns become registered, certified, or recertified with Sustainable CT during the summer. The COGs serve as Connecticut’s regional planning organizations. 

Fellows will assist cities and towns within the various COG territories and will assist on COG projects that align with Sustainable CT goals. Fellows may or may not be physically sited in a COG office; there may be opportunities for hybrid work locations. 

Fellows will gain valuable experience working within a professional setting and will be directly engaged with cutting-edge sustainability initiatives, local government operations, and regional coordination and operation. Fellows will build a deep professional network that spans across local, state and regional government, as well as with nonprofits and organizations supporting sustainability initiatives in the state of Connecticut.

How To Apply

Requirements

Students must be enrolled in a post-secondary degree program or must have graduated in the most recent academic year (2022-2023). Students must be either enrolled in a Connecticut college or university or be a permanent resident of the state. Students must have maintained a GPA of 3.0. Students of all majors will be considered.

Technical Skills

Candidates must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently, and be familiar with Microsoft Office applications.

Application

The application process for 2024 will open in January 2024. Check this page and/or sign up for Fellowship announcements by emailing Dorothy Piszczek at dorothyp@sustainablect.org. Sustainable CT will be seeking the following materials as part of the application package:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 references (must include a phone number for each reference)
  • Writing sample (no more than 3 pages/1500 words; this can be a piece composed for a class)
  • Copy of unofficial transcript
  • List of top 3 preferred COG locations

Timeline

  • Application materials will be due in February 2024 (date to be announced). Please check back to this webpage for the official date and/or sign up for Fellowship announcements by emailing Dorothy Piszczek at dorothyp@sustainablect.org.
  • Sustainable CT will notify selected candidates by early April 2024.

Fellowship Job Duties

Sustainable CT Fellow duties include:

  • Research sustainability initiatives in Connecticut municipalities.
  • Inform municipalities of resources, grants, success stories, for implementation of Sustainable CT actions.
  • Assist municipal staff and leaders in performing and documenting sustainability initiatives for Sustainable CT certification.
  • Maintain open communication channels with relevant municipal staff and elected officials.
  • Identify opportunities for multi-town collaboration between Sustainable CT municipalities.
  • Research implementation strategies and resources for towns pursuing different actions.
  • Identify potential partners/resources, i.e. in-town non-profits or organizations.
  • Participate in Sustainable CT Fellow trainings and events.
  • Assist with COG projects that align with Sustainable CT objectives.
  • Produce an end of internship report that documents successes and areas for improvement.

Other Important Information

Duration

  • The fellowship program will run approximately 12-weeks during the summer (roughly May 28 – August 23).
  • Start/end dates will be determined by the Fellow and their assigned COG.

Work Location

  • Sustainable CT will follow all current COVID-19 safety guidelines. At present, most COGs will be operating with a hybrid in-office schedule. If hybrid persists, Fellows will report as determined by their COG supervisor to their assigned COG office. All attempts will be made to place Fellows at their preferred COG location.
  • A list of CT COG locations can be found here.
  • Housing and transportation are not provided.
  • While working, Fellows must be physically located in Connecticut. Fellows living out of state during the Fellowship will not be considered.

Pay

  • This is a paid fellowship ($17.00 per hour).
  • Fellows may work up to 40 hours per week.

Transportation

  • Transportation is not provided.

Equal Opportunity

  • Sustainable CT, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Sustainable CT, Inc. will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, criminal record, intellectual disability, mental disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, unless it is shown by Sustainable CT that such disability prevents performance of the work involved, in any manner prohibited by the laws of the United States or of the State of Connecticut.

Job Opening – City of New Britain

The City of New Britain is hiring Administrative Services Officer (Police Department). Click here to apply!

 

Please note: Job and internship postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting.

Planning Intern Opportunity: The City of Waterbury

Dear Majors and Minors,

The City of Waterbury is offering a unique opportunity for students interested in entering the urban planning profession. They are currently seeking a Planning Intern. Please see attached flyer for further information regarding this opportunity including how to apply.

Please note: Internship opportunities are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

 

Temporary Planning Intern_10-30-23

 

EPA Internship

Combat the Climate Crisis by Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience. The Biden administration is making a historic investment in ensuring communities across the United States are anticipating, preparing for, adapting to and recovering from the impacts of climate change.  Join EPA’s Climate Adaptation Program in charting the course to a more just and climate resilient nation.

Application Due Date: 07/31/2023

You can view more details about this Internship here: https://openopps.usajobs.gov/internships/5526

You can browse all Internships here: https://openopps.usajobs.gov/search/internships

Please note: Employment opportunities are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.