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The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide. With locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Washington, DC; Phoenix; and Beijing, we organize our work around the achievement of six goals: low-carbon, climate-resilient communities and regions; efficient and equitable tax systems; reduced poverty and spatial inequality; fiscally healthy communities and regions; sustainably managed land and water resources; and functional land markets and reduced informality.
Position is fully remote. Cambridge, MA is the associated office location.
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is looking for an intern to join the reduced poverty and spatial inequality team. As a member of the team, you will support ongoing research projects and contribute to the maintenance of the Legacy Cities Initiative. Our team strongly values individuals who take initiative and are detail-oriented.
The Legacy Cities Initiative, launched in 2020, is a national network of community and government leaders working to create shared prosperity and bring attention to the common needs and collective importance of legacy cities. The Initiative promotes equitable revitalization by convening networks, facilitating the exchange of ideas and practices, and researching and advancing new policy approaches.
The Reduced Poverty and Spatial Inequality team has a strong commitment to practicing racial equity in both our internal and external work. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
What You’ll Do
- Research on topics such as economic development, climate strategies for post-industrial cities, and the nexus of access to economic opportunity and land policy
- Draft blog posts, case studies, website content, and other written products
- Drafting and managing contracts with partner organizations and collaborators
- Webinar design and planning on legacy cities focus areas
- No travel required
What You’ll Need
- Must be a current or recent Masters student in urban planning or studies, public policy, or related field
- 1-4 years of work experience
- Interest in city planning, economic revitalization, climate adaptation and/or equity-focused policy
- Research, writing, and communication skills
- Comfort with Excel and Word and basic website maintenance
- Availability for check-in calls by phone, and on Zoom or Microsoft Teams for screen sharing
We support a culture of forthright feedback, initiative, cooperation and teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and accepting responsibility.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), ancestry, citizenship status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.