Internships and Job Listings

We have compiled the following set of internship, job, and fellowship opportunities in the areas of public policy and urban affairs. The service was established primarily for students and alumni of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, however, other students and members of the public are welcome to also look through these opportunities.

In some cases, we will leave opportunities up even if the original deadline has passed because there might still be related opportunities at that organization.

If you would like to post an internship or job opportunity here, contact

Most Recent Listings

As of April 22, 2014





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The National Research Council of the National Academies
Research Associateship Program

About the Fellowship:The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.  Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Application Information: Detailed program information, including online s, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Website (see link above).

Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or

There are four annual review cycles.

Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1
Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

Posted: April 2, 2013

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
 Global High Flyer Recruitment into the Civic Service

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Review existing literature, both internationally and where available in their home country
  • Collect and analyze data (both with respect to inputs and outcomes) about current recruitment and selection process in their home country
  • Provide some financial analysis of how these processes are funded and the cost per hire
  • Conduct structured interviews with government officials and graduates recently involved in that country’s high flyer program
  • Initiate original research where needed or where of scholarly interest


  • Must have completed at least one year of a graduate program
    • International students will be considered if they possess a visa permitting them to work in the U.S.
  • Strong written skills, especially skill in presenting analysis and messages for public consumption
  • Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills, especially the ability to both lead and take direction from nonprofit committees, and the ability to communicate positively and empathetically with NASPAA member schools
  • Well-organized, a s self-starter, and confident in dealing with academics and government professionals
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • An understanding of the subject matter and values orientation of public affairs education and practice
  • Strong interest in human capital in public service, and an interest in higher education
  • A desire to work in a non-profit, academic-oriented and or government setting

Additional information:

  • The NASPAA will be working jointly on projects with the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA)
  • This fellowship will include the opportunity either for a one week trip to Ottawa/Toronto or for the fellow to host a visiting researcher from CAPPA or NASPAA
  • This is a paid fellowship up to $5,000 plus one week of travel expenses (if the trip to Canada occurs)
  • Fellows are required to be in the office for eight weeks during the summer

How to Apply:

  • Please send resume, your letter of interest to: using the subject line “Applicants for International Graduate Fellowship
  • A list of references will be required for candidates selected as finalists

Mayor Walsh
Urban Mechanics Fellowship Program

About the Fellowship:
The fellowship focuses on three major issue areas:

  • Participatory Urbanism
  • Clicks and Bricks
  • Education

Fellows will be able to work alongside staff to build partnerships between constituents, academics, entrepreneurs, non-profits and City staff to provide useful contributions that will help the city to deliver a high level of service to neighborhoods and residents.

Other information:
The summer fellowship program is an eight week internship for graduate students in the City of Boston interested in working in public service. Interns will work in a cohort, generating and implementing creative and thoughtful new policies and programs to benefit the City of Boston.

How to apply:


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City of Boston

A City of Boston Internship provides students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program a rigorous learning experience, gaining valuable skills from a City Department. Interns will have the opportunity to not only gain valuable professional experience in municipal government but to provide useful contributions that will help the City to deliver a high level of service to neighborhoods and residents. Graduate interns must be currently enrolled, or accepted in, a graduate program. Internship positions have on-going availability throughout the academic calendar and summer. Internships are managed by supervisors in individual departments; there is no central internship for on-going positions. Departments require applicants to apply to an individual posting and not all departments may offer internships. If you are interested in interning in a specific department that does not have a posting, you can email a detailed description of your interest to

For more information about specific available internships go to:

Application Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis

UN Office of Disarmament Affairs

UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, CCW Implementation Support Unit

About the Internship:

  • This is a co-op for law school/graduate students only

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Provide Secretariat service for all CCW meetings
  • Facilitate communications among State Parties and international organizations
  • Support States with the implementation of the CCW and its protocols
  • Assist the United Nations Secretary General to discharge his responsibilities pursuant to the CCW and its protocols
  • Fulfill all other tasks as mandated by the States parties to the CCW and its protocols
  • Draft summaries of meetings, both the official and the informal meetings
  • Update the content of the CCW website
  • Research issues related to the Convention and its protocols
  • Construct graph and charts as necessary
  • Make qualitative analysis of the national annual reports submitted by States parties to Amended Protocol II, Protocol V and Compliance
  • Assist in any other tasks as necessary


  • Minimum GPA: 3.00


  • Unpaid
    • Does not provide accommodations


  • Geneva, Switzerland

If interested in the internship please contact:

Collegiate Entrepreneurs 

About Collegiate Entrepreneurs

Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Inc. provides unique and exciting opportunities to college students by allowing them to run their own painting branches for the summer. We hire only the most motivated and hardworking individuals to be part of this experience. Our management team has over thirty years combined experience and believes in the hand up rather than hand out method of training. Branch managers are responsible for all of their hiring, marketing, sales, and production while maintaining the budgets and profit margin outlined originally in their business plan. They receive a truly unique experience which will boost their resume considerably in the future. We hire only the most motivated and dedicated college students so that all of our customers can be 100% satisfied.

About the Internship:

  • This is a paid internship
  • This internship puts students at the helm of their own business and requires them to:
    • Sell
    • Market
    • Hire
    • Manage their own team of employees
    • Manage their profitability


  • Must have their own vehicle
  • Will be living within two hours from Boston for the duration of the summer

How to apply:

  • Please respond with your:
    • Name
    • Year in school and major
    • Where you will be living this summer
    • Your email address
    • Your phone number

Please E-mail: for any questions or how to apply for this internship

YWCA Boston
Research and Evaluation Associate Internship

About the YWCA Boston:
YWCA Boston is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Through their programs they aim to change their participants’ knowledge, attitude, and behavior (KAB) with an aim to sustain long-term behavioral change.
Duties include but not limited to:

  • Conduct research in the areas related to racial and gender disparities in health, safety, and education settings; analyze findings for best practices around improving individual behavioral outcomes
  • Lead the research and analysis of cost benefit and social return on investment; synthesize information and present findings to the YW staff
  • Analyze year-to-date data and explore correlation
  • Assist in the development of longitudinal evaluation study at YW
  • Conduct secondary research and synthesize information to elicit key data for use in making the needs statement for YWCA Boston
  • Assist in the analysis of outcomes data and report writing
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 2-3 years of relevant research and program evaluation experience required
  • Master’s or doctoral degree in relevant field such as: economics, gender studies, statistics, political science, public policy, social services, public health or sociology
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research and/or impact evaluation studies
  • Experience performing statistical analyses and interpret their results
  • Experience leading or managing research projects from start to finish
  • Experience designing survey, assessment, interview and focus group tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, proficiency with statistical software package required such as: SAS, STATA, SPSS
  • Openness to learning and willingness to give and receive feedback
  • Demonstrated commitment to YWBoston’s mission to promote racial, gender and social equity

Required Hours and Compensation:

  • 10-20 hours a week, flexible schedule
  • This is an unpaid internship

How to Apply:

Liberty Square Group: The Blue Lab

About the Blue Lab:
Since 1999, the Liberty Square Group (LSG) has been providing strategic, integrated communications, public and government affairs counsel to a wide range of businesses, associations, political candidates, and non-profit organizations. LSG has developed a new campaign arm, the Blue Lab. The purpose of the Blue Lab is to be a Democratic campaign incubator, a one-stop shop for political candidates seeking campaign consulting. The Blue Lab also recruits qualified, viable candidates for office, and provides them the mentoring and skills training they need to run and to win. With a busy campaign year in Massachusetts underway, the Blue Lab is already working with candidates for Congress, Lieutenant Governor, District Attorney, and State Senate.
About the Internship:
The team of Blue Lab interns is vital to the success of the division itself. Interns collaborate directly with our seasoned campaign experts, who have experience in campaign management, strategic communications, social media, polling and fundraising. Blue Lab interns will work together to conduct research and support the rest of the Blue Lab. Over the course of the campaign season, more and more projects will arise.
Work hours and compensation:

  • Interns are required to work a minimum of 8 hours per week
  • This is an unpaid internship but it can be used for academic credit

How to Apply:

Please send an application and resume to: Kaileigh Higgins at:

Regulatory Compliance Intern
About the Internship:
The goal of the Regular Compliance Team is to minimize regulatory and compliance risk, protect the company’s brand and reputation and foster a culture of high performance with integrity. The objective of this internship will be to support the Regulatory Compliance Team in this facility. The intern will be expected to learn EnerNOC’s market and contractual business such that he/she can grasp the regulatory compliance obligations facing the corporation. The intern will work cross-functionally with demand response program owners, energy market specialists, and IT professionals to garner the relevant information and utilize EnerNOC’s GRC software for future tracking and managing purposes.

Responsiblities include but not limited to:

  • Review, analyze, and document EnerNOC’s demand response market and bilateral contractual operations
  • Project manage communication among all impacted stakeholders
  • Capture, format and upload compliance obligations into the GRC software
  • Identify EnerNOC personal responsible for each compliance obligation
  • Identify and develop controls for continued monitoring compliance status
  • Train identified stakeholders on the management of compliance obligations through GRC software
  • Identify and develop integration with other enterprise software


  • BA/BS in political science, public policy, business administration or other related fields
  • On track for an advanced degree (i.e. MBA, MA, MS, or JD)
  • Passion for the energy industry
  • Ability to work across various departments and functions in an agile, fast-paced, process-driven environment
  • Able to actively manage a project and deliverables, with excellent time management and prioritization
  • Think creatively, take initiative, work independently, build relationships, and exercise excellent judgment
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Work, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Professional experience in a risk, audit, regulatory or corporate compliance position within the energy/utility industry
  • Experience with database systems and/or enterprise software

For more information and where to apply:

Campaign Internship
Campaign for Oscar Camargo State Representative 14th Essex District

About Oscar Camargo:
Oscar Camargo is a North Andover resident and a member of the Army Reserves. He holds the rank of Sergeant First Class and has deployed to Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. As a veteran, Oscar has a proven track record of leadership and sacrifice. He is an active volunteer in his church and local community.
Politically, Oscar is fiscally conservative, socially responsible Democrat. He supports small business, responsible government and creating economic security. He is also a strong proponent of women’s rights, marriage equality, and responsible environmental policies

About the Internship:
The committee is looking for interns for the remainder of the Spring Semester, Summer I and Summer II. The campaign has an in-district, on-campus, and digital opportunities for students looking for part time or full time experience. Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with the candidate, as well as the campaign’s manager, strategist and other staff

How to Apply:

MBTA Office of Policy, Performance Management and Process Re-Engineering

About the Internship:
Summer interns will help the MBTA leverage automated sources of high quality data to learn about its operations and passengers, identify problems and opportunities, experiment with new initiatives and evaluate their impacts.

  • Highly technical
  • Interns will develop prototypes of proofs-of-concept to support technical strategy development
  • Interns will develop deep analysis of the core issues facing the MBTA as it rises to meet the needs of its current and future customers


  • Familiar with tools to manipulate data
  • Knowledge in basic statistical analysis
  • Passionate about fixing public transportation because they take it, because their families depend on it and because Boston only thrives if the MBTA can meet existing and future demand

For more information and how to Apply:

  • Please contact Stephanie Pollack at the Dukakis Center, who is the Northeastern University contact for this MBTA effort:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance
Student Intern within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance


  • Undergrad or graduate degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Finance, Economics, or other related fields
  • Graduate Students Preferred

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Work with staff on numerous diverse projects which aim to increase efficiency across state government
  • Provide policy and research guidance on many short and long-term projects

Tenure and Salary:

  • Seeking intern for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Unpaid internship

How to Apply:

  • Please e-mail resume and a brief letter describing your interest in public service/government to:

Nick Dantzer at: Nick.Dantzer@State.MA.US

City Councilor Naadeem Mazen

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Work with a team of community organizers, entrepreneurs, artists and political junkies
  • Researching and writing about issues that you care about
  • Collaborating with non-profits and other community groups to contribute to and document their projects through videos and blog posts
  • Work on independent projects that inspire you


  • Personable and genial- a real people – person
  • Excited about local issues: night-life, arts and culture, housing costs/cost of living, technology and entrepreneurship

Internship bonuses:

  • All interns have access to several high-end cameras and video cameras including a 5d mk iii for campaign projects “and for personal projects”
  • All interns have access to tens of thousands of dollars of lighting, sound, and production equipment (as well as desk space and editing bays) for office and personal projects
  • All interns can learn how to operate 3D printers, laser-cutters and similar machines to create their own laser and 3D art/objects as we go forward

Required work hours:

  • Interns would work 15-20 hours a week
  • Internship is available immediately and continuing into next year

How to Apply:

  • Send resume, portfolio, or other collection of your work and experience as an “attachment” to your email
  • A note about yourself and your interest in the position “in the body” of your email
  • Add something that will surprise us
  • Please send e-mail to: Justin Keeney –

JP Centre/South Main Street

 About JP Centre/South Main Street:
Created by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 1995 as the first urban, multi district Main Street program in the United States, Boston Main Streets is devoted to the continued revitalization of Boston’s neighborhood commercial districts through design, technical and financial support.  Today, the nationally recognized program boasts 20 districts across boston.

JP Centre/South Main Street is a 501 (c)(3) in 2005, and have been working along with the Centre and South Street corridors to promote and assist local businesses and enliven the streetscape for residents. In partnership with Boston Main Streets, we provide a direct conduit to the City of Boston and can provide technical assistance to help new businesses succeed. We envision the Centre/South Business District to be a vibrant and funky easily accessible, pedestrian friendly commercial district with a clean and attractive streetscape comprised of engaging public spaces and interesting storefronts filled with successful, most independent businesses.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Draft Centre/South Main Street’s monthly E-news;
  • Assist with drafting and creating flyers for training and events
  • Assist with webinars and in-person trainings (as schedule permits);
  • Assist with set-up of volunteer scheduling
  • Assist in management of the First Thursday Art Walk program
  • Assist in management of the Pop Up Shop Project
  • Meet with the JP Centre/South Executive Director at the beginning of the internship to define specific project goals
  • Provide a brief bi-weekly report of work plan activities to your supervisor
  • Record your internship schedule on Google calendar and ensure it is kept up-to-date
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and computerized back-ups of your projects including meetings, contacts made, research, and status and final reports. Ensure that this information is organized and accessible to CSMS staff during and after internship
  • Provide timely response to requests from Executive Director and other CSMS Board/staff
  • Attend and participate in scheduled staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Respect the confidentiality wishes of the organization
  • Complete a final report about internship experience to be reviewed at exit interview


  • Knowledge of general office operations
  • General computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs
  • Pleasant, tactful, detail-oriented, knowledge in working with stakeholders, staff, and other volunteers
  • Familiarity with PC systems and knowledge of HTML code desirable
  • Strong writing skills including proper spelling, word choice, and correct grammar
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others through cross communication, prioritization and timely and accurate response and delivery
  • Ability to communicate effectively using a wide variety of media
  • Ability to accept direction, seek guidance, work independently, demonstrate initiative, and report results for the effective completion of projects
  • Must have completed at least two years towards a Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in communications, social media, English (Spanish a plus)
  • Interest in historic preservation
  • Interest in a career in downtown revitalization and to contribute your research toward the growth of JP Centre/South Main Street

Credentials & Experience

  • Individual must have completed at least two years toward a Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Experience in communications, social media, English (Spanish a plus);
  • Interest in historic preservation;
  • Interest in a career in downtown revitalization and to contribute your research toward the growth of JP Centre/South Main Streets.

Other Information:

  • Interns will work 14-16 hours per week
  • Summer internship will begin June 1st-August 15th

How to Apply, and Deadline:

  • Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Andrew Zarro
  • Application for summer internship is due by April 15th

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Summer Energy Intern
Duties include but not limited to:

  • Provide direct support to MAPC’s regional energy projects as well as municipal energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • Research and draft memorandum on energy technologies and MAPC energy projects
  • Research utility programs
  • Organize stakeholder meetings
  • Research innovative opportunities for community energy programs in the Greater Boston region


  • Must have strong research and writing skills
  • Experience with energy data analysis and graphic design is a plus
  • Familiarity with LED technology, SRECs, Anaerobic Digestion, MassSave
  • Request for Proposals and MGL Chapter 25A is preferred
  • Graduate student studying urban planning, engineering, public policy, architecture, business, or another related field

Additional Information:

  • Willing to commit 20 hours per week and be enrolled as a student at the time of the internship
  • This is a paid position
  • Must have legal authorization and visa status to work in the USA

How to Apply:

  • Apply online at
  • Attach a resume, cover letter, writing sample and two references

Representative James M. Murphy

About the Internship:
This position will allow applicants to gain experience in the areas of policy research, policy briefings, constituent services, professional skills, and public relations work and data entry. Applicants will be a valuable part of a team in a very busy state house office.


  • Applicants are encouraged but not required to have prior experience in a professional environment
  • Must have strong writing skills and strong communications abilities

Work Hours:

  • This is a part time position
  • Required work hours: 10 hours per week

How to apply:

  • Applicants must submit a 2 page writing sample and resume to Legislative Aid Adam Horgan at:
  • For additional questions please contact Adam by e-mail or phone: 617-722-2460

Washington Gateway Main Street

About the Internship:
This project seeks to better understand the business community that it serves by gathering information on foot traffic, parking, open space, retail spaces, residential mix and other similar information. This survey also seeks to understand the needs of the business community. This information will guide WGMS (Washington Gateway Main Street) policies, allow us to do targeted outreach to attain a good business mix and also help inform our community outreach approach.


  • Urban planning background preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with the Director, Board members, volunteers, business owners and community members
  • Organized and out-going

Other information:

  • Internship required a time commitment of 15-25 hours per week (some evening meetings might be necessary)
  • This is a paid internship: $15-20/hour, depending on experience
  • There will be an opportunity to shadow board members in their work which included city planning, zoning law, development, engineering, finance, videography and web design
  • Internship will begin the first week of June and end in early August

How to apply:


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Policy Analyst

About MassBudget:

MassBudget produces non-partisan policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income youth and adults, strengthening our state’s economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts. MassBudget does rigorous budget and policy research, always striving to present this work in clear and engaging ways that are accessible to a broad range of audiences.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Conduct research for MassBudget’s Education Finance Roadmap project
    • Identifying actionable policy recommendations to increase all students’ access to a quality education
    • Equip diverse stakeholders and grassroots groups to use policy recommendations in their work including delivering presentations and partnering in coalitions
    • Contribute to MassBudget’s analysis of state budget proposals
    • Contribute to MassBudget’s Kids count work, examining the well-being of kids in Massachusetts
    • Contributing to other policy research (e.g. health care, revenue, human services)


  • Master’s degree or comparable professional experience
  • Experience doing education or related policy research
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Comfort working with Excel and full Office Suite
  • Organizing experience
    • Developing strong working relationships with diverse stakeholder groups
    • Computer graphic design skills
      • Ability to help create infographics to accompany reports
      • Media and communications experience, including traditional and/or social media
      • Fluency in a foreign language with a large presence in Massachusetts

Compensation and benefits:

  • Salary is competitive based on experience and education
  • Health care
  • Vacation
  • 401k plan

How to apply:

  • Send resume and cover letter to Luc Schuster at
    • Put “Policy Analyst” in the subject line

For more information please visit:


Junior Analyst-City of Somerville

About SomerStat:

SomerStat is part of the Mayor’s Office and plays an integral role in making Somerville a well-managed, transparent, and high-impact city government by providing analytical and executive support to the Mayor. SomerStat works with Police, Fire, Public Works, Health, and eight other departments, whose activities combined account for almost 90 percent of the City’s direct spending and generate most of its service-related revenue

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Work directly and regularly with Mayor Curtatone and his key staff
  • The opportunity to gain experience in all stages of the policymaking process, from formation through implementation and all areas of municipal policy, from Public Works to budget formation to confronting climate change
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of residents
  • The ability to make a difference in the lives of the community you serve by crunching data
  • Brief the Mayor daily on citywide problem areas on opportunities for improvement or innovation
  • Use collective agenda setting and analytical capabilities to prepare for, convene, and facilitate meetings with senior staff (meetings occur every week on Tuesday)
  • Monitor city departments in their service delivery, financial performance, and completion of projects and priorities
  • Secure personnel, financial, service, and operations data from administrative systems and external sources
  • Cleans, integrates, and analyzes data to develop recommendations
  • Track tasks assigned to staff throughout the City
  • Regularly update department heads and the Mayor on progress


  • Ability to provide direction to senior staff and to help the Director and Mayor’s Office resolve inter-and-intra departmental conflicts regarding strategy, policy, and operations
  • Experience in managing projects among diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to be creative, and  be a strategic thinker, problem solver and have leadership skills
  • Must have a Master’s degree in business, public policy/administration, economics, urban planning, computer science, or another management or research-related field
  • Must have data analysis experience
  • Strong analytical, writing, and speaking skills
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel, or other data analysis tools such as R, Python or Stata
  • Knowledge and experience using GIS and/or other programing languages is a strong plus

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:

  • Full-time 40 hours a week
  • Salary $50,000.00 per year
  • Excellent benefits which includes a generous vacation package

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

Research and Data Intern

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Help to develop a repository of academic and government research involving problem gambling
  • Read and organize scholarly research articles and reports involving problem gambling
  • Help build evaluation models for Mass Council programs
    • Support the development of evaluation outcome models
    • Work with the research and data director to create surveys, tabulate, analyze and report findings
    • Mass. Council utilizes SNAP survey software and will train intern on its use


  • This field involves social sciences, consumer behavior and an understanding of gambling and addiction
  • Market research skills and the ability to understand statistical analysis

How to Apply:

  • Email Phil at with your resume and cover letter
  • Cover letter should include the following information
    • The request for an internship
    • The semester(s) the internship will take place
    • Student’s class standing
    • Number of credits proposed for internship (normally three to four)
    • Student’s rationale as to how and why this specific internship will be a valid educational experience for the student
    • Student’s name, student number, address and telephone number, emergency contact name and number

Hyde Park Green Team, Youth Jobs and Environmental Education Program

Program Coordinator

About the Hyde Park Green Team:

The Hyde Park Green Team was founded in 2001 with the mission to: Develop and preserve housing for low-and moderate-income people; prevent displacement of neighborhood residents; strengthen the commercial base of the neighborhoods, and create vibrant and stable communities through programs that bring long-time residents and newcomers of all ages and diverse backgrounds together. The CDC has numerous initiatives to advance its mission and address the needs of the economically and racially diverse neighborhoods it serves. The currents programs Hyde Park is currently working on include: foreclosure prevention, affordable housing development, green space development, social service planning and youth jobs and environmental education

About the Hyde Park Green Team Youth Jobs and Environmental Education Program:

This program employs 21 high school-aged youth each summer and they work 25 hours per week, and 4 to 6 youth work after school for five weeks each spring and fall. These high school aged youth are supervised by 20-24 year old crew leaders. Throughout the April-November growing season, the Green Team works to clean and beautify Hyde Park’s urban wilds. Restoration work primarily consists of trail building, invasive plan removal, pruning and tree planting. Youth travel between work sites by bicycle, learning road safety skills and gaining confidence in city riding. They also participate in educational field trips including a Neponset River canoe trip to learn about river ecology, a Thompson Island work exchange to learn about harbor ecology, and a work exchange at Brookwood Farm to learn about organic gardening. Youth also receive training on topics such as proper workplace conduct, personal financial management, resume writing and interviewing.

Program Coordinator responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Working with the SWBCDC Assistant Director
  • Administer all aspects of the Green Team Program
  • Assist with hiring of Crew Leaders and Youth Crew Members
  • Orient, train and supervise 3 Crew Leaders in the summer, and 1 Crew Leader in the spring and fall
  • Communicate with collaborating organizations to develop program components
  • Meet with Boston Parks and Recreation personnel to determine the scope of work at Urban Wild sites
  • Create program schedules
  • Manage program expenses including invoices and cost tracking
  • Assist with grant-writing and preparation of reports and invoices to funders
  • Attend appropriate workshops and networking events, as determined by the Assistant Director
  • Participate in activities at Urban Wild sites and field trips as needed to observe the crew and Crew Leaders in the field as well as to photograph/document the teams work
  • Oversee annual program evaluation
  • Work with Southwest Boston CDC staff as needed and participate in staff meetings


  • Experience in supervising or teaching youth
  • Interest in caring for the environment
  • Experience working in diverse communities
  • Ability to ride a bike
  • Experience with youth program development
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience in staff or intern supervision
  • Experience in landscaping or trail maintenance
  • Experience in bike safety and maintenance
  • Knowledge of environmental education
  • Experience with budget management
  • Experience in grant writing

How to Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resume to Pat Alvarez at:
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Salary and Hours:

  • Salary will be based on your past experience
  • Year round, the Program Coordinator will work 30 hours per week (but this can be negotiated)

For more information:

Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Energy Coordinator/Planner

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Work closely with other staff at MAPC, state agencies, local officials, community groups, businesses, and institutions to promote clean energy efforts in Metro Boston
  • Help cities and towns to develop plans, policies, zoning, and programs to promote energy efficiency to advance renewable energy in the residential commercial and municipal sectors and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Design and run regional energy projects (e.g. procuring energy-efficient equipment or services, or planning energy initiatives among neighboring municipalities


  • MA ins planning, public policy, engineering, or public or business administration with training in energy systems or related disciplines
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting
  • If you have a bachelor’s degree you must have a minimum of three years of professional experience
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region

Additional information:

  • Full time position with an excellent state employee benefit package
  • Salary range $45,000-$55,000 depending on qualifications and experience
  • This position is a one year contract appointment

How to Apply:

Attach a cover letter, resume, writing sample and names of three professional references

Frontier Group
Policy Analyst

Frontier Group policy analysts conceptualize and write compelling reports on social problems and their solutions, participate in the development of effective public policies, and disseminate our ideas and findings to decision-makers and the public.

Frontier Group
Policy Associate

Associates split their time between policy analysis work with Frontier Group and a program of intensive training and hands-on experience in public interest advocacy and organizing conducted in partnership with the Public Interest Network.

The Office of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas
Economic Development Assistant


  • Have a minimum a bachelor’s degree with some experience in urban planning: candidates with a master’s degree in urban planning are preferred
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Outstanding administrative and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Flexibility and desire to work on varying projects
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems
  • Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Stay up to date on progress of major economic development initiatives in the district and provide regular updates as to ways the office can be helpful
  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within regional economic development community; communicate needs and goals of stakeholders to Congresswoman and staff
  • Serve as a liaison for community leaders, businesses and stakeholders to federal agencies
  • Provide technical assistance and support to State agencies, State Legislators, businesses, municipalities, and community organizations regarding their operations, project development, federal policies, funding opportunities and economic development initiatives within the Third District
  • Assist constituents, municipalities, and businesses who are in process of seeking federal assistance in the form of grant funding by helping navigate the system as well as providing letters of support when appropriate
  • Organize and participate in collaborative multi-agency meetings with local, state, and federal officials to facilitate the implementation of projects and address concerns within communities
  • Coordinate outreach events to provide information to constituent groups regarding federal funding opportunities, such as grants
  • Respond to constituent inquiries regarding funding opportunities, programs for small businesses, business related issues with federal agencies, and other issues as required
  • Represent the Member of Congress at meetings and events as required

How to Apply:

Please write: Economic Development Assistant in the subject line

National League of Cities
Senior Associate in City Data Solutions

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Help respond to inquiries from NLC member cities, state, municipal leagues, and other interested parties as appropriate
  • Serve as the primary liaison to NLC’s Communications and Marketing teams
  • Continuously feed social media channels and develop other strategies for dissemination of publications and information
  • Helps the team secure the data and analytics needed to gauge performance measurement
  • Help develop a process for collection and addition of best practices to the database by all staff and continually monitor and assess to ensure that the database is providing timely, relevant and accessible information
  • Support and develop the online platform for city data and best practices
  • Work with staff to compile, visualize and communicate findings and emerge trends via regular updates to members and contributions to the online platform for city data and best practices
  • Participate at the inception of new research and other projects to develop and help inform communication and visualization strategies
  • Develop NLC reports and external data sources  for information to transform and display visually \
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public affairs, journalism/communications, planning/architecture, computer science or related field
    • Graduate degree preferred
  • A minimum of four years of relevant experience in research, design, data management, or related activities
  • Experience with association or membership organizations
  • A combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Strong design and communication skills
  • Understanding of research best practices and data gathering/synthesis
  • Knowledge of data visualization tools (i.e. Tableau, GIS) query writing data warehousing
  • Ability to interact effectively with city officials, representatives of other organizations, consultants or contractors  and all levels of NLC staff

How to Apply:

The Boston Foundation
Program Assistant, Education

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Prepare various written materials on a timely basis, including summaries of grant proposals, analysis of education issues, draft correspondence, meeting minutes and reports, tables, charts and memoranda
  • Conduct basic research on grant applicants, non-profit issues, progress toward education strategic priorities or other matters pertinent to specific program work
  • Assist Program Director in tracking and reporting on foundation grant-making activities, including preparing quarterly updates and reports on special initiatives and funder collaboration
  • Coordinate, in conjunction with other support staff, meetings, convenings and other events (including coordinating attendee schedules, invitations, meeting preparation and set-up, meeting attendance and note taking and meeting “takedown” and clean up_
  • Work with external partners on shared project goals
  • Retrieve and compile files (historical and data-based) for proposal review and writing
  • Prepare and proofread written material for advisory boards and other convening’s
  • Maintain current calendars and schedule appointments
  • Assist with components of the proposal due diligence process
  • Contact applicants, funders and other stakeholders
  • Perform recordkeeping, photocopying, faxing and other administrative tasks as required
  • Undertake special projects in collaboration with other departments as required, such as conference/meeting support and coordination
  • Relieve the receptionist on a rotating schedule with other administrative personnel when necessary
  • Maintain regular attendance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • College degree and up to two years related work experience
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Outstanding multitasking and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated strong written and analytical skills; excellent proofreading skills and proficient editing skill
  • Strong quantitative skills; comfort reading basic financial statements
  • Proven ability/willingness to take initiative
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions about how to manage and organize own workload and ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Participative work style; ability to receive feedback
  • Mature interpersonal style and ability to interact well with a diverse range of people
  • Knowledge of nonprofit administration is a plus

Additional Information:

Deb Goldberg: Democratic Statewide Campaign
Finance Assistant

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Assist with candidate call time
  • Follow up to call time including entering commitments into database
  • Organize mailings
  • Write solicitations
  • Build, support and staffing events
  • Write thank you notes and letters
  • Processing daily mail
  • Other duties as needed


  • Previous campaign experience
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment and to work under deadlines
  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel and NGP is preferred


  • $2,500 a month

How to apply and for more information:

  • Please contact: Sheila Capone Wulsin at: 617-717-8909

Community Development Department: Cambridge

Associate Planner
Duties include but not limited to:

  • Carrying out planning processes and studies on an ad hoc basis, as required, concerning neighborhood parks and open space, urban design and physical improvement initiatives and private development proposals
  • Conducting open space planning for City parks and public spaces
  • Managing or assisting with a range of planning projects, as assigned
  • Maintaining and developing on-going relationship with residents, businesses and civic organizations, relaying City/department policies and soliciting their major planning concerns
  • Requires attendance at evening meetings as required for planning processes as described above


  • Master’s degree in City Planning preferred plus three years experience preferably in neighborhood planning or related field
    • Or a Bachelor’s degree and five years experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent at giving presentations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well individually and on interdisciplinary project teams and in community planning process
  • Experience with diverse community groups required
  • Knowledge of Cambridge is helpful
  • Good graphic and visual presentation skills are desirable
  • Ability to work evening
  • Travel is required throughout the city to project locations

Salary and Work hours:

  • $53,010-$74,849/year + benefits
  • Work week is 37.5 hours a week

How to apply:

  • Internal applicants please submit a job bidding from and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest
  • External applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest
    • Or to: Personnel Dept. Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139
      • Fax number: 617-349-4312

Application deadline:

  • April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Community Development Department
Duties include but not limited to:

  • Carry out urban design responsibilities as assigned
  • Principal physical design specialist for the Community Development Department, advising city staff, developers and the Planning Board on urban design issues
  • Provide design vision for plans developed by the department’s team of professionals with input from all interests in the Cambridge community
  • Working with other City agencies and commissions that are responsible for the built environment and the public realm
  • Work with the Planning Board on review of special permit projects involving consistent contact with architects and developers on proposed projects and working with an interdisciplinary team of City staff throughout the process


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in architecture (registered architect preferred) as well as a master’s degree in urban design or planning with an urban design specialization or emphasis
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years of experience in urban design, architecture or planning including a thorough understanding of environmental sustainability goals
  • Experience with master planning and design review
  • Excellent visual presentation, written and oral communication skills
  • Expertise in using programs for physical space and 3-D visualization are highly desirable
  • Must be comfortable working in a multidisciplinary team environment and in settings with extensive community participation
  • Experience with diverse community groups required
  • Knowledge of Cambridge is helpful
  • Ability to work frequent evening meetings
  • Required travel to and through the City to project locations, driving, walking, bending, squatting, reaching and stretching  ability 

Salary and work hours:

  • $66,656-$88,496 + excellent benefits
  • Work week is 37.5 hours a week

How to apply:

  • Internal applicants: submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest
  • External applicants: submit both your resume and letter of interest to:
    • Or to: Personnel Dept. Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139
      • Fax number: 617-349-4312

Application deadline:

April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Town of Sudbury
Finance & Budget Analyst

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Assist with preparation and dissemination of the Town-wide departmental budget instructions and forms
  • Provide budget preparation assistance to General Government departments
  • Collect and compile all annual Town budgets and reviews same for accuracy and completeness
  • Compile and maintain the Annual Town-wide Financial plan and the Town’s Five-Year Capital plan
  • Coordinate and assist in the development of files for annual operating and capital budgets
  • Assist with preparation of all financial, budget, and planning presentations as needed and under the direction of the Finance director, Town Manager, and Director of Human Resources such as monitoring department budgets and compliance, trends and budget projections
  • Develop specialized budget reports
  • Create charts, graphs and tables for effective presentation of information
  • Conduct compensation/benefit studies and reports
  • Conduct policy, program and issue research, evaluation and analysis and produces detailed written reports as requested from the Finance Director, Town Manager, and Director of Human Resources
  • Maintain debt schedules and participates in debt issuance/management discussions with the Treasurer, Finance Director, Town Manager, and external financial advisors
  • Participate in rating agency presentations
  • Provide financial information to external entities under the guidance and direction of the Finance Director
  • Serves as staff liaison to various committees appointed by the BOS


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to work effectively and productively under time constraints to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in basic business math and statistics
  • Proficient in the use with Microsoft Office Suite including work processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
  • Working knowledge of databases and networking
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Knowledge of state and local regulations pertaining to municipal finance and property taxes
  • Working knowledge of municipal operations, public policy, and/or budget preparation
  • Familiarity with MUNIS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Government, Public Administration or related field
  • One to three years of experience in budgeting, finance, accounting, or related field

Other information:

  • 25-35 hours per week
  • Salary range is $21.19 to 22.88/per hour with excellent benefits

How to apply:

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation
Eco-Innovation Assistant

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Help coordinate all aspects of TNT Eco Innovation District meetings as directed by Fellow and other CSNDC staff
  • Work on all aspects of EID development, planning and implementation as directed by Fellow
  • Organization of files to ensure smooth transition of workflow inter and intra-departmentally
  • Provide a report and update as to progress on specific elements of work on a monthly basis
  • Set up dashboards for Eco Innovation District Working Groups and Advisory Group and align those dashboards with project goals; attend Working Group, Advisory Group and other meetings
  • Take notes at all meetings and distribute to attendees in a timely fashion
  • Create Gantt charts or use other formats to chart, and track work progress
  • Establish a web page or link from CSNDC website that highlights EID work
  • Do research as needed
  • Undertake outreach to partners and constituents to support of implementing Eco Innovation District projects, activities and achieving concrete project goals
  • Support Eco Innovation project implementation
  • Liaise with funders and partners as required


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Undergraduate degree and one to two years related experience in fields of city, urban, urban-focused architecture or design, community development or regional planning with related community-based engagement
  • A graduate degree in one of these or a related field is a plus
  • Must be a quick learner, detail-oriented, willing and capable of multi-tasking and working on higher level activities while also managing day-to-day administrative matters (such as meeting, scheduling, reports, answering and responding to telephone calls, typing, documentation, meeting note taking and follow up, verbal and written communication etc.) and project implementation issues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite programs, including Excel, PowerPoint Outlook and Word
  • Understanding key principles of climate change and sustainability

How to Apply:

  • Submit a PDF of your resume along with a cover letter of no more than two pages by 5:00 pm, Monday April 14th, 2014 to
    • David Queeley
      Eco Innovation Fellow
      Codman Square NDC
      587 Washington Street
      Dorchester, MA 02124

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