Planning and Community Development Employment Opportunities
Planning and Community Development address opportunities and problems facing our communities and regions. Planners and community development professionals seek to improve the welfare of people and their environments, ranging from small villages and rural areas to large cities and ecosystems.
Essentially, planning and community development concentrates on shaping such environments in response to the needs of their citizens.
Graduates learn to engage citizens, political leaders, public agency officials, and representatives of industry, commerce, and non-profit organizations in this shaping process through the application of numerous skills and tools.
In addition to working directly with community stakeholders, graduates will be prepared to serve as the critical link between communities, local governments, and federal programs in various positions.
Planners and community development professionals are on the front lines of creating and maintaining sustainable communities at the local and regional level.
Common Planning and Community Development Practice Areas
Economic Development Planning
Land Use Planning
Emergency Preparedness Planning
Negotiation and Mediation
Housing, Social, and Community Development
Career Fields with a Degree in Planning and Community Development
Environmental Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Environmental Policy and Planning
Geographic Information Systems
Historic Preservation and Law
Suburban Planning and Design
Urban Planning and Design
Students gain experience on the front lines of the planning field through an internship program. Internships have been completed with governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and corporate firms.
The JOBS AND INTERNSHIP RESOURCES WEB SITE was designed primarily for students in the Community and Regional Planning Department who are looking for jobs and internships in community development and planning, with a primary emphasis on the Philadelphia Metro region.
This list is not complete, so please submit suggested sites or corrections. Some of these links point to private organizations and companies, but this does not constitute an official endorsement by Temple University, which is not responsible for the content of those sites. This resource list is for informational purposes only.