Internship Opportunity this Summer

The Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) is interested in hiring student interns with backgrounds in landscape architecture, landscape contracting, horticulture, environmental science, urban planning and community/regional planning for a 10-week service learning internship this summer. Interns will help plan, design and install community-based revitalization projects in Pennsylvania. This year’s projects range from community gardens to pocket parks to residential landscaping demonstrations.
PDC is working with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to implement the 2009 Internship Program. Interns will receive project-specific training and orientation in Philadelphia, professional mentoring throughout the internship, summer housing (at no cost to the student) and a $2,750 stipend or scholarship.  Interested students may apply online at


Lunch & Learn featuring the Barataria-Terrebonne (B-T) National Estuary Program

The Barataria-Terrebonne (B-T) National Estuary Program is responsible for coordinating all agency and stakeholder efforts related to restoration in the B-T system and to create a sense of environmental stewardship for the natural resources of the estuary complex.  Mr. Michael Massimi will discuss a few of the issues effecting change and understanding of the complex system including: habitat, changes in living resources, invasive species, cultural heritage, economic development, and comprehensive conservation planning.

Important Information:
Bring your lunch
Dessert will be provided

American Planning Association New Orleans Annual Crawfish Boil

When:         Saturday,  April 4, 2009
Where:       Popp’s Bandstand
                   City Park (next to the Casino building)
Time:          11am – 3 pm
Price:          Free to all active APA Metro Section members and their families
                   $25 per person for Non-Members
RSVP:        Please RSVP by Friday, March 27th with the number in your party and bring yourfavorite goodie to share at the dessert table.

Part-time Job Opportunity

The University of Michigan Displaced New Orleans Residents Study will gather information

from 1800 respondents who lived in selected addresses in Orleans Parish in August 2005 at

the time that Hurricane Katrina struck the city. The interviews are expected to average

60 minutes and they will be conducted by phone when possible. Because we have to

locate residents from three years ago, we anticipate the need for a large amount of tracking,

both online and face-to-face, and will be staffing those positions as well.


Applicants for this project will be evaluated for these qualities:

• Good communication skills
• Computer proficiency (especially important for IT applicants)
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently
• Attentiveness to detail
• Willingness to learn and continually improve performance
• Flexible schedule: 20-25 hours per week during day, evening, and weekend hours
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Willing and available to work FTF in a variety of neighborhoods (FTF applicants)
• Prior data collection experience (FTF or phone) a plus

Candidates will be trained on all aspects of the necessary tasks required to perform the job.

Pay rate for the New Orleans area is $12.00/hr. Interviewers are reimbursed for mileage

and expenses.  An additional $2.00/hr. differential will be given to hires who

certify with the University as Spanish speaking.  Higher starting rates for applicants

with prior data collection experience may be available.


For a full description of the project and to apply, please visit our website at


The University of Michigan is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.