DEADLINE PASSED: ​​​​​​​City Planning Intern, City of Albany’s Department of Planning and Development

The City of Albany’s Department of Planning and Development is an interdisciplinary office of professionals that apply progressive urban planning practices to preserve and protect neighborhoods, manage and promote adaptive land use, and guide sustainable growth in our community. The Department is seeking 2 unpaid interns to assist Planners in project review, regulatory and public noticing compliance, and the administration of the Historic Resources Commission (HRC), Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) and Planning Board (PB). 

Responsibilities

This internship offers experience in a variety city planning tasks and provides individuals an opportunity to become familiar with City Government. Responsibilities include: 

 Draft agendas, presentations and decisions for HRC, BZA and PB workshops and meetings 

 Assist planners with development application processing and project reviews 

 Zoning and land use analysis 

 State Environmental Quality Review 

 Data entry 

 

Qualifications

 Students currently involved in graduate coursework related to urban and regional planning 

 Strong research and data analysis skills 

 Attention to detail 

 Strong written and verbal communication skills 

 Proficiency with Microsoft Office products 

 Ability to work independently under general supervision

Position Details

This is an unpaid internship that will take place from October through January with the possibility of an extension. Successful applicants are expected to work approximately 15-20 hours per week at the Planning Office located at 200 Henry Johnson Boulevard. 

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter by 5 PM on Monday, September 25th to Yasmine Robinson at yrobinson@albanyny.gov.