Urban Research and Planning Internship


Urban Research & Planning Intern Job Description

The urban research intern will work on multiple urban research projects in various contexts around the world.  The role is designed for individuals who seek a career in  urban research and development. Candidates must be interested in working with new effective cities and urban research. This internship is designed to provide an excellent opportunity for interns to understand the idea of charter cities and how to think about creating excellent cities to foster sustainable growth and improve the standard of living. Interns must be creative, open minded and be willing to take on the challenge of working on new planning and urban research projects.


•     Urban research projects as assigned by supervisor

•     Coordination with the research team to learn the vital aspects of city economics and 

legal issues affecting the plan

•     Punctuality & regularity at team meetings and brainstorming sessions

•     Commitment to reading and learning assignments

•     Innovation & an entrepreneurial mindset

•     Excellent verbal communication and analytical skills

•     Create, prepare, or requisition graphic and narrative reports.

•     Research projects on different aspects of urbanism and cities


•     A bachelor or masters student of urban planning

•     Knowledge of urban spatial structure, master plans and the way in which cities work

•     Excellent research and academic writing skills

•     Excellent knowledge of global south urbanism issue

•     Excellent command of 2D Drawings programs; AutoCAD or similar programs

•     Excellent command of 3D Modeling programs; 3D-MAX, sketch up or similar programs

•     Excellent command of Photoshop, InDesign and illustrator


Heba Elhanafy – Urban Researcher


CCI offers $2,500 for the 3-month period, to be paid in two installments (at the midpoint and end of the internship).

What Will Success Look Like

At the end of the internship, the intern should have the competence to take on a large urban research projects from start to finish. They should have an excellent knowledge of charter cities and the various ways to achieve their goals through sustainable urban planning and research. Interns must also show a heightened level of deductive reasoning and innovation. Ultimately,  our  internship  program  will  make  the  intern  a  better  student, with better grades, better prepared to take on the professional world. 


Applicants must submit a Resume, Cover Letter & Portfolio

Applications for this role have closed.
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