April 14 2013

Seeking Spring 2013 Internship Applications: Environmental Design Blogger

Global Site Plans InternshipDo you have a unique specialty in the field of environmental design? Do you currently live in a town or city that has not/or is currently not being covered by another blogger? Have you successfully managed social media platforms? Do you have a passion for writing and want to learn how to successfully blog? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Global Site Plans wants your application.

Global Site Plans is seeking talented students and professionals in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, urban planning, and specialties within these environmental design fields. As a bi-weekly blogger, you would speak to topics related to your fields of expertise, but specific to your location. For example, you live in Granite Bay, California (my hometown). You would then become the correspondent for environmental design topics at this location. Global Site Plans’ The Grid wants to stay local, yet reach globally.

Read below for application details:

We are seeking contributing blogger interns who can make a minimum commitment of 6-months, 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 http://www.globalsiteplans.com/the-grid (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.

Qualifications:
• 6-month or 1-year commitment, contractually;
• 2 blogs per month, biweekly (12 blogs in total for 6-months/ 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 email the application components to Global Site Plans at hireme@globalsiteplans.com by Friday, May 24, 2013.

1. Submit a Resume and Cover Letter;
2. Submit a writing sample regarding an environmental design topic;
3. Submit 12 blog titles/topic ideas that you are interested in blogging about (Topic ideas should be related to where you are currently live so this may take a bit of research on your part. If you live in Oakland, California, all of your blog title suggestions should be about that city. See previous blogs for ideas.);
4. Like Global Site Plans on Facebook;
5. Follow Global Site Plans on Twitter;
6. In the subject line of your email, put BLOGGING INTERNSHIP.

This is an unpaid and a virtual internship which can be completed from home.

Applications are accepted within the following specialties: architecture/ community/economic development/ energy/ engineering/ environment/ government and politics/ history and preservation/ housing/ infrastructure/ land use/ landscape architecture/ social and demographics/ transportation/ urban development and real estate/ sustainability/ urban planning and design.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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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  1. israel Says:

    looks great!

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