Internship Opportunity!

The City of San Francisco Planning Department’s Pavement to Parks project is seeking a fall intern!

The Pavement to Parks program was conceived to help San Franciscans imagine portions of the public right-of-way reconfigured as public space to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The Pavement to Parks program was established to explore low-cost, quick, easily implementable public space improvements with the goal of energizing the public realm.
The City’s first Parklet was installed in 2010. 30 parklets are now installed or under construction and 35 parklets are under various stages of review. This new open space typology has inspired cities across the country and around the world to develop parklet programs of their own. Currently, Oakland, Vancouver, New Orleans, Chicago, Boston, New York and others all have pilot projects under way or programs in development.
Yet developing a program from scratch is challenging. Cities have to resolve with a multitude of issues such as legislative processes, design considerations and public education and outreach, to name a few. As more cities attempt to implement their own parklet programs, the lessons learned from the San Francisco experience have become an increasingly important story to tell.


Internship tasks
Pavement to Parks Program
Pavement to Parks is seeking motivated and creative individuals to support new initiatives at this landmark program during Fall 2013. Interns will generally be involved in general aspects of the parklet, plaza, and prototyping programs; and will also have the opportunity to work on discrete projects and produce concrete deliverables as listed below:

The intern will create compelling maps and cartographic studies related of Pavement to Parks projects throughout San Francisco and elsewhere. GIS Proficiency in buffer and network analyses is highly preferred. Knowledge of webmapping APIs is also a plus.
The intern will support the production of a dynamic website. Proficiency in html is required. Knowledge of webmapping APIs is also a plus.
Internship Details

  • Internship is unpaid however interns will receive full credit for their contributions on the web and other platforms
  • Internship requires a minimum of 8 hours per week for 3 months.
  • Hours and logistics will be discussed with the P2P team according to specific intern’s availability and needs.
  • Internship can start immediately.
  • Potential of extending internship through Spring 2013.
  • Internship Requirements
  • Design background (architecture, landscape architecture or urban design)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite
  • Familiarity with hand drawing
  • Good oral and written communication skills

If interested, please send your resume, a sample from your portfolio and a letter of intent to the contact below. Please indicate your preference for one of the above projects.
Deadline for application is Friday, October 11th at 5pm.

Ilaria Salvadori, Manager- Pavement to Parks program


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