NYC: Urban Development seeks Planning and Economic Development Intern

23 Mar
Urbane Development is a community and economic development firm, located in Philadelphia, PA, working with urban communities to strengthen their asset base – businesses, real estate, and human capital – to catalyze a truly comprehensive and sustainable revitalization process. Urbane engages clients through three core service components: retail attraction and retention program design for municipalities and other economic development entities; small business operational technical assistance, and sustainable design and development of commercial and mixed-use real estate. Urbane’s client base includes municipalities, economic development agencies, financial institutions, real estate developers, and small businesses throughout the US.

INTERN RESPOSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Urbane Development management team,

the intern will participate
in research and project development for grocery/food retail strategies and small-scale food-based
enterprise ventures in target areas in Philadelphia and New York City. The intern will also be
responsible for assisting with research for development/fundraising for projects in target area:
 Develop case studies for past and current Urbane Development projects

 Assist with feasibility analysis of existing retail property
 Assist with strategic planning and feasibility analysis for food-based economic
development and land-use initiative
 Research, planning, and design of food-based entrepreneurial fellowship program
 Research on municipal, state, and federal economic development programs and
incentives
 Research on municipal, state, and federal green/sustainable programs and incentives
 Research foundation resources relevant to target area initiatives
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate work experience. Recent graduate or Master’s candidate
with relevant coursework or focus of study preferred.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
 Experience with basic statistical analysis and research
 Fluency with Microsoft Office programs
 Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate with
diverse populations
 Well organized with attention to detail
 Ability to meet deadlines
 Professional demeanor
EXPERIENCE OR SPECIAL SKILLS DESIRED:
 Experience with grocery/food retail industry, commercial real estate, or other food-
based industry or enterprise a plus
 Experience with green/sustainable building, systems, materials, or policy advocacy
 Familiarity with public and private community-based stakeholders and institutions in
Philadelphia and/or New York City
 Experience with fundraising or organizational development
SCHEDULE: Minimum of 10 weeks beginning May or June 2011. Flexible Schedule 20 hours per
week, some tasks may be able to be performed remotely. Please advise if available beyond 10
week period. This internship is based in New York City with travel to Philadelphia.
COMPENSATION: Variable
CONTACT: Please contact Urbane Development at info@urbane-dev.com with a resume and
cover letter.

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