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Alliance for Downtown New York

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120 Broadway, Suite 3340, New York, NY 10271


120 Broadway, Suite 3340, New York, NY 10271

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Operations Planning Graduate Intern (Part-Time) – Spring 2018
The Alliance for Downtown New York manages Lower Manhattan’s Business 
Improvement District,
serving an area roughly from City Hall to the Battery, from the East River to 
West Street. We provide a
host of services, including supplemental sanitation and security, economic 
development, streetscape and
transportation improvements, marketing and enhanced tourist services. The 
mission of the Alliance for
Downtown New York is to provide service, advocacy, research and information to 
advance Lower
Manhattan as a global model of a 21st century Central Business District for 
businesses, residents and

Position Description
The Downtown Alliance is seeking a graduate student intern to work on a variety 
of planning projects
within the Operations Planning department. This position will focus heavily on 
mapping and physical
planning including streetscape, infrastructure and public space related 
projects. This paid, part-time
position will work 20 hours per week from February through May.
The main project for the intern will be to update our district map using open 
source and internal data

Other responsibilities will include:
● Using mapping and ArcGIS to manage district-wide streetscape, wayfinding and 
infrastructure elements;
● Conducting field surveys as needed on issues relating to quality of life, 
traffic, pedestrian
experience, and streetscape conditions throughout the district;
● Creating other maps as needed; and
● Working on special projects as needed.
● Currently enrolled in a Master’s in Urban Planning or related program.
● Demonstrated interest in physical planning, infrastructure planning, and urban
● Strong attention to detail and analytical skills, and willingness to so some 
field work.
● Strong GIS skills, specifically ArcGIS.
● Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and G Suite (Docs and Sheets) and comfort 
with using Macs.
This is a paid internship -- the hourly rate is $14/hour.

How to apply :

To Apply Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant work samples to narmstrong@downtownny.com by Monday, January 29th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

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