City of Berkeley Internship Announcement

The City of Berkeley offers its residents one of California's most interesting and diverse living environments. It is known for its ability to attract strong individuals with energy, tolerance, and flexibility as well as for its ability to encompass change without sacrificing either its essential character or the quality of life. The Land Use Planning Division is responsible for developing and implementing plans, policies and procedures as they relate to land use and development projects in the City.

The Division is soliciting resumes to fill the Design Review Committee internship position. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to gain skills in land use policy development and/or implementation, and the public participatory process in a highly politicized, dense and diverse urban environment. Salary range $13.61 – $19.78/hour, depending on experience. The position is for a six-month assignment with the possibility of extension, at a maximum of 19 hours per week.

Qualifications: The ideal candidates will be undergraduate (in their junior or senior year) or graduate students in Urban Studies, City Planning, Architecture, Historic Preservation, Public Policy, Geography, or other related fields; possess excellent organizational and communication skills; be proficient with basic Microsoft Office computer programs; and be able to work independently and follow through with assigned tasks. Intern should be at least 21 years of age for insurance purposes for City Carshare. The internship description follows:

Design Review Committee Intern

Duties: The qualified candidate will assist the Design Review Planner with implementation of various City of
Berkeley design guidelines and specific area plans; prepare large building projects for monthly Design Review
Committee meetings; attend and observe meetings; assist with Staff level Design Review for smaller building
projects, signs, and awnings; and communicate with applicants and citizens to coordinate project applications.

Contact: Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter by email to Anne Burns, Associate Planner (aburns@ci.berkeley.ca.us) as soon as possible.