Housing & Zoning Summer Intern

Regional Plan Association
New York, NY
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Engagement
Land-Use Management
Regional Planning
Zoning Administration
This is a paid position. Full-time availability is preferred, but a minimum of 20 hours per week through at least the end of August is required.

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Housing and Neighborhood Planning Intern will be to conduct research on municipal zoning and housing codes throughout the region, primarily to identify jurisdictions with inclusionary and incentive zoning. Applicants should have some familiarity with zoning and a willingness to conduct rigorous and detail-oriented zoning research.

Other intern responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting first-person interviews with stakeholders
  • Research follow-ups with government officials.
  • Assisting in the collection and maintenance of tabular and geospatial data related to land use regulations, demographics, and housing
  • Generating geospatial maps and other explanatory graphics for internal research and publications
  • Assisting in the development of presentations and documents


Candidates should be current students or recent graduates of a Masters’ program in urban planning or a related field. At a minimum, candidates should have some familiarity with Microsoft Office and zoning principles. Candidates with additional technical skills will be at an advantage. Experience with public outreach and engagement is also a plus. The position is based in RPA’s New York office.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and a brief (one page maximum) cover letter here. Because of the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to reply to every applicant. We kindly request no phone calls or emails.

About RPA

RPA conducts research, advocacy, and planning on regional and national priorities, including open space and environmental sustainability, transportation, economic development, and governance. Our team of talented professionals is passionate about developing and sharing ideas that foster thriving, healthy cities and communities.

We are an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in New York City, with offices in Stamford, CT, and Princeton, NJ. We encourage a challenging, collaborative and fun work environment. We also believe in work-life balance.

RPA is a workplace that values diversity. Employment and promotional opportunities are equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Published on:
May 25, 2018 - 8:57am
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