Announcements

Community Engagement & Policy Internship – Hartford City Council

The offices of Councilwoman Tiana Hercules and Councilman Josh Michtom seek to work with student interns to develop or improve policy through direct community engagement and research.

This internship will allow student interns to gain experience with public policy and community engagement. The position will combine research with community engagement by choosing a relevant policy for the student to research and present to members of the Hartford community. Each intern will be focusing on collecting and analyzing relevant information and data relating to a policy priority and finding strategic ways to engage the Hartford community into conversations about their thoughts and opinions about such policy. This specific internship would focus on translating data and results into more commonly understandable language with a more accessible presentation. Tools that will be used include infographics, social media plans, photography, video production, website management, and press outreach. Experience with these is helpful, but training is available. This position is unpaid. 

For more information and to apply for this position, visit Tiana Hercules and Josh Mitchtom’s website, email Renato.MuguerzaCalle@Hartford.gov.

Disclaimer

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.

 

Job Opportunity – Junior Transport. Planner

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a motivated, inquisitive, and organized junior transportation planner for its Boston office to support the firm’s nationally recognized work in planning for more equitable and livable communities. A strong interest in and some understanding of multimodal and active transportation planning or policy is a must.

The junior transportation planners focus on planning for municipalities, agencies, universities, and private clients. Depending on your skills and our project needs, responsibilities include research, data collection and analysis, mapping, visual communications, writing and editing technical and public-facing reports, developing presentations and outreach materials, and supporting limited business development tasks. You will work both independently and as part of a team.

Candidates must have one of the following prerequisites:

  • A master’s degree in planning or an equivalent degree with a specialization in transportation planning and 0-2 years of relevant experience, OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field and 1-3 years of experience in transportation planning; other relevant degrees and concentrations include, but are not limited to, civil/traffic engineering, transportation operations, urban/city/regional planning, public health, urban design, geography, and landscape architecture

Strong candidates will have a passion for advancing equity through community-based efforts, including engagement with BIPOC communities, and will demonstrate an ability to work effectively with diverse communities.

To learn more and apply for this position, visit the Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates website.

 

Disclaimer

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.

Graduate Student Fellowship Opportunity – Wood/Raith Living Trust

The Wood/Raith Living Trust Summer Fellowship is now accepting applications, open to graduate students only.

In an effort to support UCONN graduate students’ research efforts in gender-related activities, they invite graduate students, across all fields of study at UConn, to apply for summer research fellowships. For 2022, the Wood/Raith Living Trust will award 12 graduate fellowships at a maximum of $4,000 each. Over the past four years, they have funded 49 Wood/Raith graduate student scholars. They prioritize funding those students who don’t otherwise have summer support.

 In your application, please provide the following: 

  1. An opening 100-word paragraph that contextualizes past teaching, research, and service activities that are gender-related.
  2. Edited 2-page maximum CV, including primarily gender-related activities that pertain to teaching, research, service, and funding (both internal and external).
  3. A 325-word summary of specific gender identity research projects, including:
    1. a concise overview of the project, providing details to orient the reader to relevant research questions, argument/theory that informs the work, approach/methods used, and the work’s importance.
    2. planned accomplishments during the grant period, and
    3. a clear statement of significance to the study of gender identity outlined for the period (summer 2022).
  4.  75-word summary of the importance of the funding in accomplishing the goals, highlighting estimated research and living costs, as well as other anticipated summer support (including amount and source).

For more information and to apply, visit the Wood/Raith Living Trust website.

Summer Employment Opportunity – End Hunger Connecticut

End Hunger Connecticut is looking for two Summer Associates to help promote Connecticut’s free Summer Meals Program between June-August. They are looking for someone passionate about addressing food insecurity, helping children in the community, and interested in visiting summer meal sites across CT. This is a paid, full-time, summer position with two positions available. Applications are viewed on a rolling basis. To learn more and to apply, visit the End Hunger Connecticut website.

Disclaimer

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

Employment Opportunity – Freelance News Correspondent

The Republican-American, Sunday Republican and rep-am.com seek freelance news correspondents in Greater Waterbury towns. These regular correspondents are independent freelancers paid by the inch and photo published, but they will also play a vital role in the overall news team. Some reporting experience required, as is the ability to shoot and file photos and stories and communicate with assignment editors by email. Send resume, work samples to News Correspondents, ra-hr@rep-am.com.  

Disclaimer

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

NVision 2022 Student Poster Session

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is hosting NVision 2022, a one-day regional conference bringing together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, elected officials, students, and community members to discuss our region’s future. NVCOG is a Regional Council of Governments and a Metropolitan Planning Organization, and their work focuses on planning and implementation for transportation, economic development, land use, brownfields redevelopment, environment, and emergency preparedness.

The conference will be free and open to everyone. The format of the conference will involve keynote speakers; several sessions that include a presentation, panel discussion, Q&A, and tables in the lobby with information on regional CBOs, businesses, student posters, and NVCOG work. This year, their three sessions will be on transportation, public engagement, and housing. NVCOG welcomes students to submit abstracts to present research on topics relevant to the work of the organization and of the conference.

If you are interested in attending or learning more about the NVision conference, visit the NVCOG  website or sign up for their email updates.

Loader Loading...
EAD Logo Taking too long?

Reload Reload document
| Open Open in new tab

Employment Opportunity – Program Manager for Trinity College

Trinity College is searching for a new program manager for their Office of Community Relations & the Trinfo Cafe.  The program manager will assist with technology-based community development programs and student-faculty-community partnerships at Trinity. They will also assist in efforts to promote the college, representing the college at meetings and events sponsored by neighborhood and city organizations as one of the college’s external representatives. The program manager must build and maintain effective working relationships with neighborhood and community leaders and constituents who interact with the college and its community programs.

Requirements include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated fluency in Spanish.
  • A commitment to, and at least 2 years of experience in community service.
  • Good interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to regularly attend three monthly evening community meetings and occasional weekend events

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, visit the Trinity College website to view the job posting.

 

Disclaimer

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

Sustainable Zurich – Travel Abroad

The Transportation & Urban Engineering and Geography departments are offering a study abroad opportunity to travel to Zurich, Switzerland and discuss sustainability. Creating sustainable cities is key to effectively confronting the current global climate crisis. Sustainable cities are those that have developed effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel dependency, urban sprawl, and resource depletion. Switzerland is one of the world leaders in recycling and waste management, preserving water quality, and carbon capture, and Zurich has been voted the world’s most sustainable city. Zurich is committed to a 2000-Watt Society plan for radically reducing both energy use and carbon emissions. It has invested heavily in energy efficiency and renewable energy, sustainable buildings, and in efforts to increase public awareness of climate change. This program aims to provide students with a solid foundation in seminal literature on sustainable planning paradigms from both a theoretical and applied perspective, and to introduce them to emerging debates in sustainable transportation and sustainable cities as well as provide students with an opportunity to collaborate in an interdisciplinary setting to broaden their perspectives and experience.

This Experiential Global Learning experience is open to all majors, and may appeal to a wide variety of students interested in various aspects of Sustainable Transportation and City Planning.

This includes students from

  • All fields of Engineering, particularly Transportation Planning & Engineering
  • Geography and Sociology
  • Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Engineering
  • Urban & Regional Planning, Urban & Community Studies
  • Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
  • Real Estate & Urban Economics
  • Urban History
  • Digital Media and Communications

All classes will be taught in English and there is no foreign language requirement for students to participate in this course.

Additional information is available in the flyer below or by  visiting the Experiential Global Learning website for more information.

 

Loader Loading...
EAD Logo Taking too long?

Reload Reload document
| Open Open in new tab

Download [6.11 MB]