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Community Design and Planning Intern (ID: 109822) for Summer 2024


Adirondack Park Agency

1133 State Route 86
Ray Brook , NY 12977
E-Mail: HumanResources@apa.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 891-4050

Division/Unit: Economic Division


Web Site: http://www.apa.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Special Assistant, Economic Affairs on community projects related to the Agency's Hamlet Development and Envision Adirondacks programs. These initiatives serve to assist the Adirondack Park's 101 municipalities in developing economic and physical visions for themselves and identifying paths to achieve those visions. Both of these initiatives involve significant public and local government outreach and interaction.

Interns will particularly work on the APA's Envisions Adirondacks initiative where the Agency works with communities to develop visual representations of themselves under different planning/zoning scenarios. The Agency, in collaboration and input from local stakeholders and government leaders, develops three-dimension visual simulations of the participating community's town center under current zoning as well as additional, community-chosen scenarios potentially including small, medium, and large - scale smart growth, low growth, strip development, etc.

Duties may include but are not limited to: leading urban design studies and plans; developing CAD and illustrative community plans; undertaking 3D modeling and massing studies; creating architectural and urban design renderings; maintaining a working knowledge of standard plans, codes, materials, and processes necessary to accomplish work; drafting planning documents; and presenting at public meetings.

Hours and days: 10-20 hours per week, hours are flexible depending on project.

Interns may be located at the Adirondack Park Agency's offices in Ray Brook, NY or work remotely. If working remotely, the intern must have access to the following programs and equipment: PC or laptop, AutoCad and/or GIS software, Internet, Google Earth, Adobe Design Suite, telephone and/or cellphone, Microsoft Office.

The internship requires occasional travel to meet with local officials and stakeholders.

Qualifications: Applicants should be pursuing or have recently completed a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, graphic communications, fine arts, or a related field. Applicants should have proficiency with AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe Design Suite, and/or hand-sketching applications. An understanding of urban design principals is a plus.



Graphic Design


Community Planning

Visual Simulation Skills

Urban Design


Internship Areas: Architecture, Economic Development, Environmental Conservation, Planning/Analysis/Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Essex

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Architecture, Environmental Studies, Public Administration