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Center for City Park Excellence Intern

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Date Posted: 06-20-2017

The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

At the Trust for Public Land we don't just save land—we save land for people to enjoy, from neighborhood play lots to national parks. Our mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.
The Center for City Park Excellence focuses on research and reporting on urban park trends, with a focus on the 100 largest cities in the United States. Our annual reports are City Park Facts, an almanac of park systems data and Parkscore, the annual ranking of 100 largest city park systems. Other projects range from publishing research on topical parks and planning issues to consulting on city master plans.

Our Boston, MA office is seeking a City Parks Research Intern for the Center for City Park Excellence to conduct research and analysis related to City Park Facts, Parkscore and other projects for a six-month full time position.

  • Maintain our City Parks database and help to migrate the database to a new platform.
  • Research public data sources, outreach to government offices via phone and e-mail required.
  • Organize, analyze and disseminate data. Basic statistics required.
  • Write summaries in support of key program work elements.
  • Prepare materials for presentations, our website, and other project related needs.
  • Coordination with other staff
  • Perform other relevant duties, including some administrative tasks, as necessary.
  • Bachelors degree required, masters degree (in progress or completed) in related field is a plus. Course work or experience in environmental studies, public policy, statistics, urban planning or related area required. 
  • Superior communication skills, especially in writing. Strong research and analytic skills and a facility with numbers.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required, experience with Microsoft Access a plus.
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to parks and cities
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems.
This is a six month, fulltime position, the time frame is roughly July to December. Start and end dates are flexible.

Position is for 40 hours per week at $15 per hour.

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