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Recently listed opportunities for Urban Studies students to apply for internships, research assistantships, and more. Please also see Stanford in Government Internship listings and UC Berkeley Planning jobs listings.

April 2017

  • 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: 1) Project Assistant - Economic & Youth Development Intern, 2) Project Assistant - Planning and Outreach Intern, and 3) Project Assistant - Made In NYC (MINYC). Pratt Center is has funding to offer some of the internships as paid internships. The salary range is $15-17 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. Deadline: Not specified. Learn more here.
  • Santa Clara County's Office of Sustainability seeks an accomplished student intern to support staff efforts to plan for the County’s sustainable future. Come help us by researching and reviewing regional policy and networking with external partners to bolster the County’s role in sustainability leadership. Deadline: May 1, 2017. Click here to learn how to apply.

February 2017

  • New America Millennial Public Policy Fellowship is seeking enterprising, mission-driven young adults to work on the next big public policy challenges facing their generation. We invite applicants with a strong interest in public policy to apply for a competitive and paid fellowship in Washington, D.C. This fellowship is designed to create opportunities for new and diverse voices to contribute to future public policy discussions. New America seeks to invest in some of the most promising young minds in the country; to deepen exposure to contemporary public policy and issue areas; to create valuable professional development experiences that will support their growth as future leaders, critical thinkers, and policy entrepreneurs; and to incubate and advance ideas that are capable of transforming policy systems for the better. Monthly stipend: $3,333. Deadline: April 7, 2017. Learn more here.

January 2017

  • Policy Research Intern for Mayor Michael Tubbs: Stockton is a city of over 300,000 people in search of innovative, low-cost, and high-impact policy solutions. Michael Tubbs is a Stockton native, a Stanford graduate, and now a Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey-endorsed mayor working to #ReinventStockton. With your help, he and his team will be able to do just that. Policy research interns will receive on-the-job training for how to research, prepare, and present policy proposals for immediate implementation. Given the urgency with which Stockton’s problems need attending to, interns will dedicate themselves solely to developing policy and other substantive work. Interns will focus on a number of pressing issues including, but not limited to: improving police-community relations to reduce crime, implementing a housing first model to end homelessness, and altering municipal regulations to accommodate marijuana legalization. Hours: Spring 15 hours/week (remote work options available), Summer 40 hours/week. Compensation: Unpaid. Deadline for application February 1 (Spring), April 1 (Summer). Contact Patrick Cirenza ( for an application.
  • City of San Jose Department of Environmental Services Waste-to-Energy Project Interns- Ideal candidates will be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in the area of Life Sciences/Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Physical Sciences or a relevant area of study. The project duration will last up to two years. The internship schedules are flexible and may work 10-40 hours per week adjusting to the student study needs. Work experience is desirable but not required. The internships will be administered through the City of San José and managed by the Berkeley Lab/UCB team. A team of Berkeley Lab researchers, led by Environmental Engineering professor Tom Kirchstetter, are conducting a study for the California Energy Commission about the anaerobic digestion of organic municipal solid waste for production of electricity and finished compost. Our partners include the Zero Waste Energy Development Company (ZWEDC) – which operates the world’s largest anaerobic digestion facility, and the City of San José. Waste-to-energy facilities like this one reduce landfill methane emissions and support state and municipal goals of renewable energy production and landfill waste diversion. To be considered for these positions, go online and apply at Application deadline: Sunday, February 19, 2017 by 5:00 P.M.
  • The Eno Center for Transportation is accepting applications for Summer 2017 Thomas J. O’Bryant Transportation Policy and Finance Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for aspiring transportation specialists. Successful applicants will gain in-depth knowledge of transportation infrastructure and operations as well as an understanding of the U.S. policymaking process through conducting research under the guidance of Eno staff, collaborating with transportation experts on publications, and assisting in the execution of programs conducted by Eno’s Center for Transportation Leadership. Compensation: Fellows will be paid a stipend of $2,000 per month. Deadline: Send cover letter, resume, and scholarly writing sample (2-3 page selection) to Stan Turner at Submit application materials by March 10, 2017. First round interviews will be held in late March.