The Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is the outreach and education entity of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. CPI has been offering bi-annual classes since 2010 to educate Philadelphians about city planning and encourage residents to learn more about creating a more livable, green, and sustainable Philadelphia. Successful graduates completing the required hours of classes receive a Certificate of Completion as a Citizen Planner. To date, the 630 graduates of the program represent 18 of the 18 planning districts of the city.
***This internship is being offered virtually, but as restrictions change there may be opportunities to work in the office (optional).
The fall CPI internship position (being offered for work/study or academic credit only) is for 10-20 hours per week and is for an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in learning about how this program may be more effective, and the role of city planning in general. This work/study or academic credit position has flexible start and end dates. The intern’s duties may include, but may not be limited to the following:
▪ drafting Citizen Planner stories for the CPI website,
▪ developing materials for online fall course session,
▪ assisting with online classes and after-class evaluation forms, recordings and session summaries,
▪ development of program metrics and mapping,
▪ developing a winter newsletter.
The position would suit an enthusiastic detail-oriented student interested in community planning and citizen advocacy issues with good communication skills. Basic MS Office proficiency required. GIS skills are preferred but not required.
If academic credit is preferred, the Director will work with the intern to ensure the scope of responsibilities meets his/her objectives and interests. Interested candidates will go through an interview process.
- The intern will be directly supervised by the CPI Program Manager
- There will be a minimum of 2 weekly check-in meetings