boston planning & development agency

  • Sustainable Design & Environment Planning Intern - Summer 2019

    Posted Date 03/22/2019
    Job ID
    Climate Change & Environmental Planning
    Grade Level
    # of Hours
  • Summary

    boston planning & development agency


    TITLE: Sustainable Design & Environment Planning Intern



    The BPDA continues to advance the sustainability and resiliency of the City by advancing sustainable development and green buildings practives and guiding resiliency adaptation preparedness of new and existing buildings and neighborhoods. This summer Internship will focus on urban scale building resiliency and cutting edge sustainability practices. The primary activities are as follows:


    Climate Resiliency Zoning and Design Guidelines 

    The BPDA is selecting a multi-disciplined consultant team to craft zoning and urban guidelines that better prepare Boston for the effects of climate change and to reduce adverse impacts due to the built environment. The primary focus with be adaptation to coastal flooding hazards due to rising sea levels. The secondary focus will be adaptation to increased heat, precipitation, and more intense storms. The guidelines will provide strategies for responding to minimum changing climate conditions and rising sea levels.

    Green Building Zoning – Practice Assessment
    Assist with the analysis of green building practices in Boston and compliance with Zoning Article 37 Green Buildings. Activities will include researching practices, LEED submissions and preparing narrative and illustrative assessments of green building practices.

    E+ Green Buildings Program
    An ongoing pilot initiative that is building environment, energy, and equity positive buildings and communities in Boston including a new residential project in the Highland Park neighborhood. Assist with planning and crafting the development RFP, community meetings, and communications.


    Note: This is an unpaid Internship



    The BPDA seeks intern candidates with at least one year of architecture and or building construction education, strong building design and graphic illustration skills, excellent organizational and communication skills, and a collaborative spirit.


    DATES OF INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: June 2019 to August 2019

    Summer Semester full- or part-time Internship (20-35 hours per week).  Flexible start and end dates; schedules open to discussion based on student and employer needs. Interns must be available to attend occasional evening review or community meetings.



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