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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

Project Assistant - Made In NYC (MINYC)

MINYC, an initiative of the Pratt Center, was created to support a vibrant manufacturing sector in New York City. Local manufacturing creates employment opportunities for the city’s extraordinarily diverse workforce and gives the city much of its character and soul. Pratt Center is working to increase awareness of manufacturing in NYC by developing the MINYC brand and related programmatic initiatives and by assisting companies in improving their marketing and capacity for growth.

Responsibilties: The MINYC Summer Intern is responsible for assisting MINYC Community Manager, Joanna Reynolds with all aspects of the initiative. Written and verbal communication skills are required. Interest in manufacturing retention and small business outreach is required. Website management, graphic design, and photography skills are a plus. Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Helping with communications tasks such as writing newsletters and posting on social media
  • Outreach tasks such as contacting manufacturers to verify their membership information and improve their listings on our website, interviewing manufacturing businesses for the newsletter, conducting factory site visits, and other  outreach as needed
  • Collecting photos, video and other media from member manufacturers for inclusion on MINYC website & other platforms
  • Research tasks such as identifying new potential MINYC members for further outreach
  • Organizational tasks such as helping plan events and meetings for/about manufacturers

Hours:part-time 14-21 hours a week

Salary

Pratt Center is has funding to offer some of the internships as paid internships. The salary range is $12-17 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: mgeorges@prattcenter.net, 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!