Summer Interns

Academic Credits


Hours per week

10 to 20 hours/week




1720 N St NW
District of Columbia (DC)
United States



Do You Want to Join a Team that Works for Great Places? The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) was established in 1993 to do just that. We’re seeking energetic, curious young people for summer internships. These are not paid positions, but school credit can be awarded in some instances.

Organization: The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) helps create vibrant and walkable cities, towns, and neighborhoods where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, shop, and get around. People want to live in well-designed places that are unique and authentic. CNU's mission is to help build those places. Visit for more information.

Summary: CNU is seeking organized, efficient, and creative individuals to serve as interns for Summer 2018. We offer specialties in Communications/Membership or Program work, and we also welcome applications from individuals interested in both areas. Interns will work closely with CNU staff and may have the opportunity to run and manage projects.

Interns will develop the following skills and experiences for working in a nonprofit environment:

Program Specialty: Research skills, project management, understandings of the organizations and individuals who have built and sustain New Urbanism, critical thinking about evidence and outcomes. It is expected that the summer Program work will include a significant component contributing to our September Transportation Summit, focusing on local campaigns to decommission and remove urban highway segments that have disrupted communities and impeded healthy community development.

Communications/Membership Specialty: Storytelling through words and images, handling and managing social media, crafting narratives across platforms and for different audiences, membership and audience awareness in a nonprofit setting, database management. Interns will also help strengthen media relations through monitoring press and updating media contact lists.


  • Knowledge or interest in community planning, urban design, and New Urbanism.
  • Excellent research skills, especially important for the Program specialty.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially for Communications/Membership specialty.
  • Strong familiarity with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint software in Mac OS environment, as well as Google Docs, Spreadsheets, and Google Slides.
  • 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 and ambitious demeanor.
  • Some knowledge of Mail Chimp, HTML, basic web-design programs such as Drupal and database operations desired but not required

Compensation:  Internships are unfunded, but may count for school credit in some instances.

How To Apply

To Apply:

Please send an email with the following to

1.    Cover letter describing your professional goals and interests

2.    Resume

3.    Two references/recommendations (academic or work-related)

4.    Two short (1-2 page) research writing samples

5.    Include a subject line with your name and the position title