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Pratt Center Internships – General Description and Qualifications

Pratt Center is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students currently studying urban planning, urban policy, environmental sustainability, geography, history, or related subjects. Recent graduates and entry-level professionals may also apply. Students and graduates from all universities are welcome.

Specific Internship positions include:

Project Assistant - Economic & Youth Development Intern

Responsibilities: Responsible for assisting Pratt Center staff with the EquIP initiative, which works with local neighborhood partners to address issues related to youth employment and education. One position is available. Duties will include supporting documentation efforts for the summer pilot projects, communications tasks including writing up blog posts and contributing to other publications, and general program development assistance such as scheduling and preparing materials for meetings. 

Skills and Interests: Must have photography / video, graphic design, and writing skills. Project management skills a plus. Interest in youth and economic development, partnership building, and community-based planning. Must be willing to travel to schools and partners' sites locally. 

Hours: part time 14-21 hours a week

Project Assistant - Planning and Outreach Intern

Responsibilities: Responsible for assisting Pratt Center’s planning and policy staff with several community planning projects. Duties will include conducting research, conducting interviews and other community outreach, engaging in field work, attending community meetings (some evenings/weekends may be requested); and gathering and analyzing housing data.

Skills and Interests: basic urban planning, written/verbal communications, organizational, and logistical skills required. Interest in community development and community outreach required. Data management and graphic design skills a plus.

Hours:part-time 14-21 hours a week


Pratt Center is has funding to offer some of the internships as paid internships. The salary range is $9-$14 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:, with Internship Application as your subject line. Cover letters should indicate which internship position/s you wish to be considered for, and should express your general interests, educational background, and relevant skills for the position/s.  Applicants who will only consider a paid internship should indicate this in their cover letter. No calls please!