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Planning Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Los Angeles

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Off-cycle Internship

Architecture & Urban Planning•Los Angeles

Description

  • This is a temporary, full-time (30+ hours a week), entry-level, opportunity to jumpstart your career and gain hands-on experience in the Active Transportation world. With an internship at Alta, you’ll be exposed to a variety of projects, learn about consulting, and collaborate across disciplines and geographies with passionate engineers, landscape architects, urban planners, graphic designers, and civic data analysts. You’ll be able to have an impact on communities and how people get around. 
  • The internship program is more than just a job - we want you to focus on learning about our world, everything from proposals to project retrospectives. We aim to prepare you for your career in active transportation, even if it’s not at Alta; the world needs more passionate people making real-world changes, and we’re here to help you take that next step.

When you join our program, you’ll: 

  • Be paired with a supervisor who will provide mentorship and hands-on training in your area of study.
  • Attend Alta University sessions (in-house training sessions on service areas, project management, DE&I training, and business fundamentals)
  • Meet with other interns regularly to discuss the program. 
  • Work on incubator projects - emerging work and products that Alta is working on behind the scenes.
  • Help produce deliverables on some of Alta’s ongoing and most exciting projects.

Requirements

  • A general understanding of the field of urban planning, landscape architecture, or transportation engineering, a passion for active transportation, and the ability to collaborate across disciplines are required to successfully meet the requirements of this position. Additionally, you must be:
  • Students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s (junior year or above) or master’s program in the field of study related to Alta’s practices, OR recent graduates who have no career experience in the field
  • Strong initiative, attention to detail, and a can-do mindset
  • Ability to work in an environment of competing priorities and multiple simultaneous projects
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to learn new technical skills and problem solve
  • General understanding of MS Excel, Word, Adobe Creative Suite, G-Suite

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Bachelors
Masters

Area of Responsibilities

Architecture & Urban Planning

Responsibilities

  • A general understanding of the field of urban planning, landscape architecture, or transportation engineering, a passion for active transportation, and the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries are required to successfully meet the requirements of this position.
  • The essential priorities of this position are to:
  • Gain functional knowledge and skills in urban planning, landscape architecture and design, or civil engineering that pertain to active transportation
  • Learn about the world of consulting
  • Contribute to the production of project deliverables.
  • Participate in ongoing research and development efforts
  • Participating in field investigations, site analysis, or public outreach events
  • Participating in research activities in support of project planning deliverables
  • Contributing to a variety of project deliverables that may include: cost estimates and design details for construction documents; plant palettes and landscape design recommendations; aligning trails and other design elements to meet appropriate ADA requirements; assisting in the creation of photo-renderings, concept sketches, and construction drawings; design or redesign of roadways to follow complete street principle

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Location

Los Angeles