August 08 2011

Contributing Blogger Internship: Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning

Global Site Plans is offering a 1-year internship opportunity for contributing bloggers for topics related to architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, sustainable design, and sustainability. If you are a student with a passion and talent for writing about any of the aforementioned topics, then Global Site Plans wants you as a contributing blogger.

We are seeking contributing blogger interns who can make a minimum commitment of 1-year, contractually. As a contributing blogger you will be able to build your personal brand on the internet, be looked upon as an expert in the field you cover, and be recognized widely over different mediums. Your blogs will be distributed through (The Grid is Global Site Plans’ blog), Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This is a great way to gain visibility as you enter the public and private workforce, or to further develop yourself professionally.

• 1-year commitment, contractually;
• 2 blogs per month, biweekly (24 blogs in total for 1-year);
• 250-350 word maximum, submitted in Word format for review and editing
• Excellent English and writing skills;
• Passion for the topics you write about;
• Ability to work under deadlines and meet them – very important that dates set for blog submission are honored.

Global Site Plans will work with each blogger to ensure that the topics covered are those of high interest to both the writer and the reader. The audience reading these blogs will be individuals just like you and me – environmental designers, so you’ll need to be able to write for the audience to keep them engaged and commenting on your blogs. Your blogs should be informative, but also pose questions to encourage dialogue.

Internship Outcomes:
• Increased knowledge and exposure to blogging career opportunities;
• Ability to utilize WordPress blogging software – increased knowledge of functionality and features;
• Increased comfort writing within word count constraints;
• Obtain editorial feedback to improve your writing skills;
• Branding yourself on the internet and creating exposure for job opportunities;
• Performance based upon word count accuracy, number of revisions required of each blog and improvements over time, meeting deadlines, and utilizing keywords, formatting, and hyperlinking according to training.

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please contact Global Site Plans at

1. Submit a Resume and Cover Letter;
2. Submit a writing sample regarding an environmental design topic;
3. Submit 24 topics that you are interested in blogging about (Global Site Plans prefers local topics to your geography);
4. In the subject line of your email, put BLOGGING INTERNSHIP.

Individuals will only be contacted if they follow the aforementioned submission criteria.

Applications close September 5, 2011. Position begins September 19th. 4 positions are available.  This is an unpaid position and a virtual internship which can be completed from home.

Renée van Staveren

Renée van Staveren is the Founder of Global Site Plans. She holds a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also holds a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development from Prescott College. Prior to establishing Global Site Plans and The Grid, Renée van Staveren was an Assistant Planner for A-M-M-A Transit Planning and the Program Director for Planet Green. In June 2014 Renée moved from Istanbul, Turkey, where she'd lived for four years, to return to the beautiful city of San Francisco. She is now a Manager at the Urban Land Institute's San Francisco District Council. You can find her at one of their many events, so pop in and say hello.

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