Copy

1. IMPORTANT RESOURCES


DUSPCareers Resources: Other relevant resources:  

2. EVENTS


DUSPCareers events:
Past Events — Did you miss Tavi Sookho webinars? Worry not, they have been recorded and are available for you to review:  

3. FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS

  • Young Professionals in Transportation Scholarship — Deadline May 18
  • APA Foundation Scholarships — Deadline June 12
 

4. WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, CALLS FOR PAPERS

  • Webinar: American Planning Association Student Representative Council (SRC) Town Hall meeting, May 16
  • Call for Papers: PLOS ONE Cities As Complex Systems, send by July 3
 

5. FEATURED INTERNSHIPS


We are in the process of contacting multiple employers to understand how their recruiting processes are being impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.  We have established a new Summer '20 Opportunities forum on Plaza for opportunities that are going forward to the best of our knowledge. This forum is being updated with new info as we hear it.
Have a suggestion? Write us at dusp-careers@mit.edu.
  • MIT Entrepreneurship Initiative: Summer 2020 Internship — Bandhu in Ahmedabad, India or remote
  • Equitable Resilience Summer Intern — Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) in Cambridge, MA
  • Data Analysis, Data Visualization, and Policy Analysis — Nowak Metro Finance Lab in Philadelphia, PA and remote
  • Density Atlas Research Assistant — Sasaki Foundation in Cambridge, MA
 

6. FEATURED JOBS


You are strongly encouraged to apply for any advertised positions ASAP to avoid any potential hiring freezes that employers, particularly public sector employers might be facing in the near future.
  • GIS Application Support Analyst — Hancock Natural Resource Group in Boston, MA
  • Scientist — Rincon Consultants in Oakland, CA
  • Data Quality and Process Analyst — Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in Boston, MA
  • Senior Project Manager — Somerville Community Corporation in Somerville, MA
  • Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Environmental Science and Policy — US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Boston, MA
 

7. PhD OPPORTUNITIES

  • Three Research Associate Positions — Global Data Barometer. Deadline: May 11

General resources for PhD students – Check the following links for more information on useful resources to build up your career inside and outside of academia:

NEW SECTIONS!!


REMOTELY FUN

Interesting resources to enjoy while practicing social distancing:
  • Canadian ensemble Sultans of String is known for its cross-cultural mix of Celtic music, flamenco rumba, Gypsy jazz, Cuban beats, Indian and Middle Eastern influences, and funk jazz fusion. Celebrating the music and cultures of displaced peoples, the group's new album, Refuge, features some members who are refugee immigrants recently arrived to Canada and the United States. Watch now.
  • How to Explore Art While the Getty Galleries Are Closed? They have put together a starter kit of Getty’s online art, books, and videos. Watch here.
  • Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. Their primary focus is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos we call Songs Around The World. Watch here.
 

PLANNING IN TIMES OF COVID-19

Articles related to our discipline and community resources as we face this pandemic:
  • Helping planners access CARES Act information — The American Planning Association wants to help make accessing programs and stabilization funds included in the CARES Act easy for planners. This new APA resource page outlines CARES Act guidance by category. The page is updated as new information is released.
  • Blog post: Six ways planners can help local business in a crisis — Planners can help lay the groundwork for a faster and stronger recovery by responding to immediate community needs to help businesses survive the current disruptions. View six response strategies that can help your community weather the storm.
  • Check out this funny video by Meriem Bennani called Neighborhood Goggles in the database the Rotch Library subscribes to called Dis.Art: https://dis.art/neighborhood-goggles — Neighborhood Goggles is like looking through a device that gives special access to buildings and how they think. Made in collaboration with Moroccan rapper Lil Patty whose verses create a multilingual portrait of the impact of affluence and aspiration in Rabat.
REMINDER: 
This is not a comprehensive listing!  
Visit Mary Jane Daly (online office hours), postings on Plaza, or the many external resources linked to in this digest to access all internships/fellowships/jobs.

Opportunities Descriptions

3. Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants


YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN TRANSPORTATION SCHOLARSHIP

Application deadline: May 18
YPT Boston, with the support of Cambridge Systematics, is awarding a $500 scholarship to a Boston area student at the end of May. We are asking applicants to submit their responses to 3 short response questions (~750 words total) by May 18th. In addition to completing the brief questions, we ask applicants be YPT members before applying. Joining is super easy at https://my.yptransportation.org/join. Please refer to Plaza for more information.


APA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Application deadline: June 12
Each year, the APA Foundation awards scholarships to attract the best and brightest to the planning profession, investing in students from historically underrepresented groups and with limited means. As COVID-19 continues to change our lives and our communities, we know that Foundation scholarships are more important than ever to students and our profession. Learn more about eligibility requirements and applications here.



To learn more about scholarships, fellowships and grants available, access the DUSPCareers Spreadsheet here.

4. Workshops, Conferences, Calls for Papers


WEBINAR: AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (SRC) TOWN HALL MEETING

Saturday May 16 at 1:00 PM
Register through this link.
The Student Representatives Council (SRC) Executive Committee will host a FREE virtual Town Hall for all APA student members. This interactive session will feature student speakers who will have the opportunity to share their experiences as they navigate through the “new normal” as COVID-19 has shut down campuses across the world. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from planning industry experts and how COVID-19 has affected the entry level job market. Experts will share a variety of difficult choices they had to make amidst the pandemic along with advice on navigating your career in the new normal.


CALL FOR PAPERS: PLOS ONE "CITIES AS COMPLEX SYSTEMS"

Deadline: July 3
PLOS ONE is launching a Call for Papers, Cities as Complex Systems. Their Guest Editors are interested in reading submissions that highlight urban mobility and energy infrastructures, the morphology and efficiency of cities, and applications to sustainable development goals. All articles chosen for this Collection will be specially selected by their Guest Editors. Submit your work to our collection and help answer the important questions in urban science. More information through this link.

5. Featured Internships


We are in the process of contacting multiple employers to understand how their recruiting processes are being impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.  We have established a new Summer '20 Opportunities forum on Plaza for opportunities that are going forward to the best of our knowledge. This forum is being updated with new info as we hear it.
Have a suggestion? Write us at dusp-careers@mit.edu.

 

MIT ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE — SUMMER 2020 INTERNSHIP AT BANDHU

Bandhu is an entrepreneurial venture connecting blue-collar workers and potential migrants with jobs and housing. Having emerged from the robust entrepreneurial ecosystem of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Bandhu will be piloting its mobile application starting April 2020. Their work lies at the intersection of real estate tech, AI for social good, urban planning/policy, data science, real estate finance & economics, and sociology. It has a strong foundation based on intensive fieldwork/on-ground execution. Please refer to Plaza for more information.


EQUITABLE RESILIENCE SUMMER INTERN AT THE LEVENTHAL CENTER FOR ADVANCED URBANISM (LCAU)

The LCAU is currently working on a multi-year research effort examining the theme of “Equitable Resilience.” It brings to the forefront questions of equity when designing for future urban resilience. Given the brutal manner in which COVID-19 has exacerbated societal inequities, we are repurposing our annual faculty seed grant and instead opening a call to support 4 graduate students from the departments of ARCH and DUSP to work on this topic over summer 2020. Please refer to Plaza for more information.


DATA ANALYSIS, DATA VISUALIZATION, AND POLICY ANALYSIS AT NOWAK METRO FINANCE LAB

The Nowak Metro Finance Lab at the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University is seeking applicants for a Graduate Research Associate internship for the summer of 2020. The Graduate Research Associate will work directly with Bruce Katz, the Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab, assisting the Director with original research and writing. The Lab focuses on building Community Wealth by inventing and scaling models to upgrade skills, grow entrepreneurs, increase incomes, build assets and regenerate neighborhoods. Their work has shifted in the past few months to help cities respond to the COVID-19 crisis in the near, intermediate and long term. Please refer to Plaza for more information.


DENSITY ATLAS RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT SASAKI FOUNDATION

The Sasaki Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2000, dedicated to research, programs and partnerships focused on issues of providing access to design for communities that don’t have it with an emphasis on equity. Density Atlas is an online website resource that compares urban developments using a standard scale and measurement system for studying density. The Atlas serves as a planning and development tool for planners, designers, architects, developers, and students to understand the implications of population, building footprints, and urban design in residential densities across the world. The project will be done in conjunction with Sasaki and the Sasaki Foundation under the direction of multiple supervisors. The responsibilities of the research assistant will focus on updating the Density Atlas website with new content in addition to creating new case studies for the website. It will also include researching current perceptions of urban density as it pertains to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please refer to Plaza for more information.

6. Featured Jobs


You are strongly encouraged to apply for any advertised positions ASAP to avoid any potential hiring freezes that employers, particularly public sector employers might be facing in the near future.


GIS APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST — HANCOCK NATURAL RESOURCE GROUP

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock/Manulife Financial Corporation. HNRG develops and manages diversified agricultural and timberland portfolios for a global client base. The GIS Application Support Analyst is an integral part of the IT Department’s Application Development Team. The Application Development team uses a Scrum development framework to deliver new software and capabilities while supporting continuous improvement efforts. Systems and applications being developed leverage the Esri GIS platform and accompanying systems to streamline resource management and operational planning. The candidate will ensure continuity of service to all HNRG business units in the form of systems support in a rapidly evolving technology and business transformation environment. Please refer to Plaza and the job posting website for more information.


SCIENTIST — RINCON CONSULTANTS

Rincon Consultants is a leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. They partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial and private development and government. They have an immediate opening and excellent professional growth opportunity for an Environmental Planner/Scientist to join their team. Career-minded, self-starters will thrive on our highly successful Environmental Planning and Sustainability team and can be based at any of their 13 offices located throughout California. Please refer to Plaza for more information.


DATA QUALITY AND PROCESS ANALYST — MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air, land and water, the safe management and recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of a Regional Planner III: Data Visualization and Data Quality Analyst. This position is assigned to the Boston Office located at One Winter Street, Boston, MA and will report to the MassDEP Deputy Director, Enterprise Information Office. Please refer to Plaza for more information.


SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER — SOMERVILLE COMMUNITY CORPORATION

Somerville Community Corporation seeks an experienced Project Manager to join their real estate development team to advance their construction pipeline to completion and play an oversight role in the 100 Homes Program. The Senior Project Manager will work on a range of affordable rental, mixed-use, and homeownership development projects in a dynamic local development environment. Please refer to Plaza and the job posting website for more information.


POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY — US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

A research opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Region 1 Water Division, Surface Water Branch, Watershed and Nonpoint Source Management Section located in Boston, Massachusetts. This opportunity will involve efforts towards research topics of interest to the Southeast New England Program (SNEP). Please refer to Plaza and the job posting website for more information.
 


For more job opportunities available please refer to the Professional section at Plaza.

7. PhD Opportunities


THREE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITIONS — GLOBAL DATA BAROMETER

Deadline: May 11
The Global Data Barometer is recruiting for three research associate roles (up to full-time, 16-month initial contract with extension subject to funding) to develop and implement the first edition of this global study. They are seeking experienced qualitative and/or quantitative social researchers with an understanding of international development and data policy. Please refer to Plaza for more information.

 

General resources for PhD students – Check the following links for more information on useful resources to build up your career inside and outside of academia:

RESOURCES

+ DUSP LinkedIn Community
+ MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (MIT CAPD)
+ Graduate Careers News Digest (Institute-wide)
+ Handshake, MIT’s Career Management System 
OGE Personal & Professional Development
 
All events posted on the DUSP Google Calendar
All jobs, internships, and fellowships posted on Plaza

To contribute fellowships, internships, conference info, or other – email: duspjobs@mit.edu
Feedback? Questions? Contact Mary Jane Daly (daly@mit.edu)






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
DUSPCareers · 77 Massachusetts Avenue · Building 9 · Cambridge, Ma 02139 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp