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Posted: 03/03/2016

Employer
City & County of San Francisco
San Francisco Planning Department

The San Francisco Planning Department plays a central role in guiding the growth and development in our City. The Department works with other City agencies and the community to help achieve great planning for a great city. The Department serves a broad range of constituents, including the citizens of San Francisco, community organizations, elected and appointed policymakers, builders, architects, property owners, tenants, and advocacy groups. All rely on the City’s General Plan and the Planning Code to achieve the City’s development goals. This is an opportunity to intern in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative department and share in our vision to make San Francisco the worlds’ most livable urban place – environmentally, economically, socially and culturally. For more information about the San Francisco Planning Department, please visit www.sf-planning.org


Position
City Planning Summer Intern
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
San Francisco, CA
US
Details
$24.69 Per Hour
 

The San Francisco Planning Department is currently looking for a number of bright and enthusiastic interns to work with staff on a variety of planning projects this summer (June 6 thru Aug. 26).

 

The following internships are available:


1. Mary Brown Memorial Internship: Rousseaus' Boulevard Tract Landmark District Designation Intern

Rousseaus Boulevard Tract is the largest contributing tract to the identified-eligible Sunset Picturesque Period Revival Tracts Historic District. Containing 93 buildings, this two-block development also represents the largest and most ambitious collection of houses in the Sunset District developed by the Marian Realty Company, which was headed by prominent architects Oliver and Arthur Rousseau. The cohesive tracts architectural expression is exceptional. It was designed with extraordinary attention to architectural detail, displays high artistic value, and invokes what was then-described as picturesque Old World charm. Buildings display unusually expressive styles, massing, and ornament and represent rare expressions of Storybook-influenced design in San Francisco.   The Intern will prepare landmark designation materials including DPR523-D Form, resolutions, designation ordinance and case reports and develop a community outreach plan that will build relationships with project stakeholders; facilitate property owner support; and create print and web based collateral materials, educational workshops and walking tours.  Graduate student in a historic preservation, history or related field is desirable.  Excellent organization, writing and research skills are essential. Community organizing experience is preferred.

 

2. Diamond Heights Historic Context Statement Intern

The intern would prepare a historic context statement for the Diamond Heights Redevelopment Area. This would include conducting research and investigating original source material, determining what scholarly research has been done on the subject, and possibly conducting interviews of original owners, architects, and developers of Diamond Heights. The project may also frame the history of Diamond Heights within the broader planning history of redevelopment projects in the United States. The final product would be a written document that explores the history of Diamond Heights from a planning, architecture, and social perspective so as to place it within the broader history of San Francisco. This document would help identify which areas of Diamond Heights would be worth researching further as well as provide a background for an intensive survey of the area.  Candidate currently enrolled in a Masters program in Historic Preservation/Architectural History or other closely related field and have an interest in Modern architecture or Redevelopment projects desirable. Excellent research and writing skills are required.

 

3.  Excelsior District Historic Context Statement Intern

The intern would prepare a historic context statement for the Excelsior District. This would include conducting research and investigating original source material, determining what scholarly research has been done on the subject, and possibly conducting interviews of original owners, architects, and developers of the Excelsior District. The project may also frame the history of the Excelsior District within the broader planning history of redevelopment projects in the United States. The final product would be a written document that explores the history of the Excelsior District from a planning, architecture, and social perspective so as to place it within the broader history of San Francisco. This document would help identify which areas of the Excelsior District would be worth researching further as well as provide a background for an intensive survey of the area.  Candidate currently enrolled in a Masters program in Historic Preservation/Architectural History or other closely related field. Excellent research and writing skills is desirable.

 

4.  Underrepresented Communities Project Intern

As part of the Underrepresented Communities Grant, the intern would develop a work plan for future National Register nominations and local landmark designation related to the theme of civil rights struggles and achievements in San Francisco. The intern will explore the theme of civil rights advancement amongst five (5) recently completed and soon to be completed local historic context statements in order to identify eligible National Register historic places. Each of these historic context statements have focused on minority ethnic, social, or cultural populations, each of which is currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places. This plan would include:  a.      A literature review; b. Evaluation criteria for establishing local, state, and national significance within the civil rights theme; c. An inventory of places eligible for local, state, and national listing drawn from the existing five historic context statements; and d. A schedule for completion of local, state, and national nominations.  The ideal candidate should have firm understanding of the National Register criteria; strong writing skills; and be an experienced researcher.

 

5.  CEQA Impacts to Historic Districts Intern

As part of the CEQA environmental review process, Historic Preservation staff must assess the impacts of proposed demolitions and alterations of listed or eligible contributors on listed or eligible historic districts.   Additionally, compatibility of new construction as part of the demolition or alteration plans of an existing non contributor is also evaluated. This requires consideration of a variety of factors, including the character-defining features of the identified historic district, the size of the district, the location of the project within the district, the number of remaining contributors versus non contributors, and etc. Some districts are large and contain many contributors, while others are much smaller with few contributors. This internship would select 1 or 2 districts as case studies for identification of methods for improving in-house evaluation of impacts to historic districts. This would include research the status of contr

OPen until
03/18/2016

How to apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. The filing deadline is 3/18/16 at 5:00 pm (PST). Computer kiosks are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco. Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com). Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Michael Eng, by telephone at (415) 575-9143 or by email at Michael.Eng@sfgov.org.
Michael Eng
Phone: 415-575-9143
ADDRESS
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francsico, CA 94131
US

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