Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Green, Policy and Urban Planning Internships

Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program
Parks & People invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply to and participate in a transformative internship program for the spring, summer or fall terms. The Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program is a partnership between the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and area universities to provide interns for priority projects in Baltimore parks.

Interns develop innovative pilot projects and conduct research to support restoration of Baltimore’s urban parks, natural resources, and neighborhoods. Projects are involved in research and development, youth education and training, and community building with nonprofits, community organizations, and local government agencies like the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. These projects help to broaden interns’ understanding of urban natural resource and neighborhood revitalization issues, as well as the link between their classroom learning and career development. Interns have a strong record of serving Baltimore, enhancing urban parks and natural resources, and achieving academic and professional success.

Projects with the Baltimore Department of Recreation & Parks:
TreeBaltimore GIS
Infrastructure and Utility Mapping for Patterson Park
Park Nature Programming
Expanding Baltimore’s Notable Trees Register
Outlining a Marketing Strategy for TreeBaltimore
Rawlings Conservatory: Visitor Cell Phone Tour Redevelopment
Cylburn Arboretum: Special Event Services
Outdoor Recreation Activities/Healthy Baltimore Initiative
Administrative Planning and Policy
Park and /or Recreation Center User Survey
Recreation Center Enrichment Program
Development of an Operational and Marketing Plan for a Family-Oriented Recreation Center
Green Infrastructure Maintenance Feasibility
Projects with the Parks & People Foundation:
Mapping and Data Management for Community Greening Projects
Marketing and Communications for the Community Greening Resource Network
Community Greening Communications
Design of A Guide to Greening Neighborhoods

Click here to view Spring 2015 URI Internship Descriptions and learn how to apply.

For priority consideration, please submit application before November 25.