Internships - Charles River Watershed Association

Landscape Design Internships

CRWA seeks a landscape design/ planning intern with a background in landscape architecture/design/ planning with strong graphics capabilities. This internship provides an exciting opportunity for interns to play a key role in ongoing Blue Cities Initiative projects and helps build their skill sets in landscape design, public education and outreach, field work and documentation of a variety of demonstration projects.

Internship Details:

  • Unpaid internship
  • Interns may be able to coordinate with their school programs to receive college credit
  • Internship schedules are flexible within normal business hours
  • The internship requires a commitment of a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • Interns work directly with CRWA staff

Skills Gained:

  • Design of urban and suburban "water supportive" infrastructure and landscape projects (site analysis to conceptual design)
  • Preparation of graphics for handouts/brochures, newsletter articles and public presentations.  
  • Research on a variety of topics include emerging best management practices in stormwater design
  • Compiling fact sheets as part of CRWA’s education, outreach and advocacy programs.
  • Volunteer engagement, communications and public outreach
  • Professional experience working with a small non-profit organization
  • Grant and report writing

Desired Experience:

  • Design Skills: background in Landscape Architecture/ Design.
  • Graphic Skills: Adobe Suite (CS2 or greater) including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign; AutoCAD; knowledge of GIS (ArcMap) and Web design would also be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Low Impact Development practices for stormwater management
  • Writing ability
  • Research skills
  • Willingness to learn and ability to work independently
  • Access to a car and a valid driver’s license is helpful

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume  and portfolio sample to Pallavi Mande.

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