Congress Program Intern
Organization: The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is leading the revival of walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. A membership-based, advocacy organization, CNU works to advance and promote the principles of New Urbanism. CNU seeks to restore urbanist design and planning techniques to common practice. CNU supports public policy that enables great place making and seeks to remove barriers to urbanism. Visit www.cnu.org for more information.
Summary: The Congress Program Intern is responsible for tracking details related to CNU’s annual Congress. This person reports to the Program Manager of CNU.
Assist with Annual Congress Planning
· Assist with tracking of the “Call for Ideas” request for annual Congress.
· Assists with follow up to all session idea entries.
· Data entry and management of both the CNU Congress Program and Speaker Databases.
· Draft correspondence to speakers and attendees regarding program content and logistics.
· Apply for conference credits at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Planning Association (APA).
· Research additional continuing education opportunities if necessary.
· Draft CNU news items and blogs.
· Keep CNU website up-to-date with new speaker and session information.
· Assist CNU Program Manager is special projects related to the Congress (e.g. workshops, special event promotion, etc)
· Support CNU initiatives (ex. Project for Transportation Reform, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares, Sprawl Retrofit, etc.).
· Contribute to CNU’s blog and keep Initiative pages current.
· Other duties and responsibilities assigned at the discretion of CNU.
· Knowledge or interest in urban planning and design, New Urbanism.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Computer proficiency, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint software in Mac OS environment. Some knowledge of Constant Contact, HTML, basic web-design programs such as Drupal and database operations (Filemaker Pro) desired.
· Ability to prepare reports, correspondence, presentations and other documents.
· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
· Ability to learn independently, take initiative, and work with limited supervision.
· Professional demeanor and an orientation towards customer service.
Compensation: Internships are unfunded, but may count for school credit in some instances.
Term: February - June 2014
To Apply: Please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) cover letter describing applicant’s goals and interests; 2) resume; 3) two references/recommendations (academic or work-related); and 4) two short (1-2 page) journalistic writing samples. All requested documents must be emailed to Abby to ensure eligibility