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Pratt Center is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students currently studying urban planning, urban policy, environmental sustainability, geography, history, economics, communications design or related subjects. Recent graduates and entry-level professionals may also apply. Students and graduates from all universities are welcome to apply, as are experienced community development advocates and organizers without college degrees.



Made In NYC Project Assistant

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.

Responsibilities: The MINYC Project Assistant is responsible for assisting the MINYC team with all aspects of the initiative. 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.

Skills and interests: This position is suitable to an undergraduate or graduate student studying urban planning, public policy, public health, environmental planning, economics, business development, or a related field; or to a community development or small business advocate/organizer with a year or more of experience in the field. The ideal candidate has strong written and verbal communication skills; is outgoing, personable and comfortable speaking with a diverse range of constituents; and is interested in manufacturing retention and small business development. Skills in website management, graphic design, event coordination/management, and photography/videography are a plus.

Hours:  21 hours a week (3 days a week)



The rough timeline for the internship is the 14 weeks between May 20th and August 23rd, with some flexibility within that time period (to be discussed with successful candidates).

The hourly rate ranges from $16 to $18 based on relevant background and experience.



Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Paula Crespo at, with “Summer 2019 Internship Application” as your subject line. Cover letters should indicate for which internship position/s you wish to be considered.

No calls, please! If you have any questions, they can be sent to the email above.