City and County of San Francisco Summer Internship program

Posted on


We are currently accepting 2018 Summer Intern applications.  Please, see attached announcement for further details.  Applications are due February 14, 2018 by 5PM.

Link to apply for the 2018 Summer Internship Program

Link can also be found in the DHR website under “Job Opportunities”“Featured Opportunities” “Student Intern Opportunities.”

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.



Nosa Ikponmwonba

Internship Coordinator



Posted on

Job Description and Duties

Under the technical direction of the Senior Landscape Architect the Landscape Associate serves as an assistant to the Resident Engineer on one or more landscape construction projects.  The incumbent’s primary responsibility is field inspection and construction office support functions. In addition, the Landscape Associate will provide consultation and support services to other Resident Engineers in areas such as erosion and sediment control, planting, irrigation systems and aesthetic features affecting ongoing road construction projects. Please refer to the duty statement for a detailed description of the job duties.

Working Conditions

Position located in Oakland.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.

*Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications based on possession of an educational or license requirement must include a copy of their degree/transcripts and/or license along with the application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 11/24/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Valid Driver’s License highly desirable.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

  • Human Resources Contact: 
    Caltrans HR Contact
    (916) 227-5183
  • Hiring Unit Contact: 
    Linda Palmer
    (510) 286-4505
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.EEO Contact:
    Caltrans EEO Office
    (844) 368-3367
  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Information to be Included on Application:

To be considered for this position, you are required to include the Job Control (JC-88494), PARF #04-8-0741 and title of the position (LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATE), on the State application (STD. 678) form. The STD. 678 is required and each section must be filled out completely and thoroughly.

Electronic applications through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended. If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer Account, please mail a hard copy of the application to the following address:


Department of Transportation

Certification Services MS-86

P.O. Box 168036

Sacramento, CA 95816-8036

ATTN: AG, Human Resources Contact


If you are unable to apply through your CalCareer Account or submit your application by mail you may hand deliver your application, and any applicable or required documents, to:


Classification and Hiring Unit – ECOS

Department of Transportation, Division of Human Resources

1727 30th Street, MS-90

Sacramento, CA 95816

You may hand deliver your documents Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM.

NOTE: Do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State Application (STD. 678). This page is for examination use only.


Posted on Updated on

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for its Fallingwater Landscape Internship Program. This full-time  summer residency intern will interact with Fallingwater’s horticulture specialist, maintenance department, visiting consultants, and vendors while working in and around the house museum environment.

Job Description:  Interns will be exposed to a variety of native species of plant life and natural landscape situations on the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s 5,000 acre Bear Run Nature Reserve, in which Fallingwater is located. Interns will conceive and implement design project schemes for Fallingwater’s woodland garden landscape. Past intern projects have included the creation of an herb garden for the Fallingwater Café, a wedding garden for the Barn at Fallingwater, and landscaping of a wheelchair accessible pathway. Interns are expected to participate in hands-on routine practices such as weeding, planting, pruning, and the like that may require light lifting. The landscape intern primarily works outdoors in a variety of weather and climate conditions, so proper attire is required.

Qualifications: Applicants may be either an advanced undergraduate student or be a current or entering graduate student in landscape architecture, horticulture, landscape contracting, or related field of study. Previous work experience in an outdoor landscape setting is preferred.

Position Duration:  Twelve weeks, beginning no later than May 15, 2017. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm), forty hours per week.

Location:  Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Pay:  This is an hourly paid internship that includes free, onsite shared housing.  Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.

Application process:  To apply, email cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference (academic or employer) to and list Landscape Intern in the subject line.  Application deadline is March 15, 2017.


Boxleaf Design Landscape Architect/Project Manager

Posted on Updated on


Boxleaf Design is an award-winning, full-service landscape architectural firm.  We have a commitment to creating timeless and contemporary exterior spaces with a focus on customized solutions, sustainability and longevity. The individual needs of our diverse and sophisticated client base is the catalyst of every project. Each of our designs is unique, highly custom and precisely detailed. We collaborate with a growing network of acclaimed architects, high-end residential and small commercial clients.

The Boxleaf Design team is a tight-knit group of highly experienced professionals, who share a sense of optimism, enthusiasm and passion for what we do.  We are a hands-on firm, that thrives on being involved with all aspects on the landscape architectural profession; from early programming concepts to meticulous plant placement, and beyond.  


We are seeking candidates for the position of Landscape Architect/Project Manager to join our growing team.  Are you an intelligent and detail oriented designer, who is willing to learn and wants to gain exposure to all facets of the process… you might just be perfect for the job!   


-Must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, or related, from an accredited University or College

-Professional experience is encouraged but not required

-Highly proficient in Auto CAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Sketch-Up

-Strong organizational and time management skills to manage the workload in a fast-paced environment

-Communicate effectively and directly with design team, consultants and clients

-Knowledge of California plant material is preferred

-Valid drivers license preferred

-Personal vehicle preferred

-In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire


-Full time position starting immediately

-Salary commensurate upon experience

-Boxleaf Design offers paid vacation, sick time, health insurance, 401k, and professional development


-Email resume, cover letter, and portfolio/samples of relevant work in PDF format (up to 25MB, link to download if larger) to

-Include “Applicant for LA Position” in subject line

-No phone calls please


Posted on Updated on


In collaboration with the National Council for Preservation Education, the National Park Service Northeast Region History Program and Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation are seeking a 10 week summer intern to assist with developing a citizen science pilot project, known as a Culture Blitz, to gather cultural resources data in support of a Cultural Landscape Inventory

The Culture Blitz intern will conceptualize, plan, outline, and provide recommendations for the creation of the pilot project, which will engage community members at a park in the Northeast Region to collect, analyze, and steward cultural resources data.

The Culture Blitz intern will have the opportunity to exercise creativity, critical-thinking, public outreach, and digital skills to help build a model to test during the course of the internship.

The intern will work closely with National Park Service specialists in the fields of education, outreach, and cultural landscape management, and parks across the Northeast Region to develop of the project.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Experience or training in a cultural resource management field, such as history, cultural landscapes, anthropology, or archaeology;
  • Hands-on experience with community outreach or group organizing;
  • Experience or interest in working with digital humanities, GIS, or other cultural resources related databases;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively;
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks; and
  • Experience or willingness to work in a multicultural environment where diversity is an institutional value.

The successful candidate must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program or have graduated after December 2016, a U.S. citizen/national/permanent resident, and pass a Federal background check.

This 10 week summer position will be hosted at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation’s office in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, with a May 29, 2018 targeted start date. A 40 hour work week is anticipated. A $15/hour pre-tax stipend is provided. A vehicle is not needed. Housing is not provided. Overnight travel to regional park sites may be required (expenses will be paid).

The National Park Service Northeast Region History Program provides guidance and assistance to parks and programs for resource management and interpretation, helping to bridge the practices of preservation professionals in documenting and conserving important resources and public encounters with the place, power, and practice of history and of thinking about the past in our individual and collective lives.

The National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation promotes the stewardship of significant landscapes through research, planning, and preservation maintenance. The Center provides cultural landscape technical assistance to parks and historic properties. The Center accomplishes its mission in collaboration with a network of partners, including national parks, universities, and non-profit organizations. Learn more at:

Apply by Sunday, October 22, 2017 by following application instructions on the following web page:


Please reference opportunity 3063. Northeast Regional Office, Cultural Resources Program.

Join BCDC’s award-winning Adapting to Rising Tides program

Posted on Updated on

Adapting to Rising Tides Internship
Limited Term up to 9 months, Full or Part-time
About BCDC. The award-winning San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is a
State of California government agency located in the City of San Francisco with regulatory and planning
responsibilities over San Francisco Bay and within the Bay Area’s nine-county shoreline. BCDC is guided in its
actions by state and federal laws, policies, and regulations: the McAteer-Petris Act, Suisun Marsh Preservation
Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, San Francisco Bay Plan, and various special area plans.
The Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) intern will work with the BCDC planning team and the ART program on a
variety of issues related to the Adapting to Rising Tides, Bay Area project.
ART, Bay Area is the Bay Area’s first nine-county regional scale assessment. The project team, including those
sought for this internship, will conduct a climate assessment to evaluate the vulnerabilities and consequences
of, and develop adaptation strategies for, the Bay Area transportation network including four key asset
categories as defined through the ART process. The project seeks to illustrate the interconnected nature of
regional vulnerabilities and identify the need for a range of adaptation strategies, including physical
interventions, governance approaches and funding and financing options. Responsibilities will include:
• Aid in completion of vulnerability assessments utilizing the ART Approach to collect data and
information that will inform characterization of vulnerability and consequences for the assets, systems
of assets, sectors and services addressed in the project;
• Develop communication skills, both written and verbal participating in large collaborative processes to
address the specific challenges of building climate resilience across different communities, assets and
services, and jurisdictions and owners;
• Provide staff support for meetings of the various stakeholder groups including regional working group
and public meetings.
Employment Term. Part-Time or Full-Time, Limited Term
Salary and Benefits. Environmental Services Intern salary range is: $2,168 to $2,890/month; Benefits include
paid vacation/sick leave or annual leave.
Qualifications: Strong research, writing, organizational and analysis skills. Interdisciplinary understanding of
the climate change resilience issues (e.g. science, equity, law, ecological systems, engineering, policy, or
finance). Some GIS experience is preferred. Ability to think critically and work both independently and in a
team environment. Willingness to learn and pitch in at all levels.
Either I
Equivalent to graduation from college with a major or a minor (or equivalent) in urban, regional or environmental
planning, economics, natural resource management, ecology, geography, earth or natural science, engineering,
architecture, law, or a related field.
Registration as a graduate student in a college or university of recognized standing in urban, regional or environmental
planning, economics, natural resource management, ecology, geography, earth or natural science, engineering,
architecture, law, or a related field.
Possession of a Master’s or two years of graduate work toward a Doctorate Degree in Urban, Regional or Environmental
Planning, Economics, Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Geography, Earth or Natural Science, Engineering,
Architecture, Law, or a related field or possession of another advanced degree with significant graduate course work in
these fields.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college with any major and six months of intern experience as a college
student or graduate undergoing supervised practical training comparable to Student Assistant, Graduate Student
Assistant or Environmental Services Intern in a work assignment of a professional nature related to the environmental
sciences or to planning, managing or regulating uses of land or water.
Application. All applicants must submit a standard State of California application form (STD #678)
(, with a resume. Identify in Job Title section of Application:
Environmental Services Intern (BCDC). Please submit your Application and materials to:
Human Resources Office
CA Coastal Commission
45 Fremont Street, Suite 1930
San Francisco, California 94105-2219
(415) 904-5430 or toll free (866) 831-2540
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will be screened
and the most qualified candidates interviewed. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
For More Information. See website at: or contact Heather Dennis at 415-352-3646.
Special Interview Arrangements: If you have a disability and/or need specific arrangements for interviews,
please mark the box in Item 2 of Job Application. We will contact you to make specific arrangements.
Assistance for the hearing impaired on job-related matters available by phone: 711.

Landscape Designer

Posted on

Callander Associates is growing! Are you interested in growing with us? We are looking
for landscape designers with the right aptitude and attitude to join us in our Burlingame
and San Jose offices. The ideal candidates would have 1-4 years of progressively
greater responsibility in a design practice.
Callander Associates is a 21person planning and design practice established, sustained
and energized by individuals committed to the field of Landscape Architecture. Our
offices provide superior work environments, each with their own identity yet grounded
in the values and culture of a firm that has had over 44 years to define itself. Please visit
our website at to see some of our outstanding projects,
and learn about us.

Ideal candidates will have right combination of personal, professional, technical and
communications skills coupled with a strong desire to advance in the profession.
Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the advancement of the
firm, as well as possess a solid understanding of design and construction document

Join us as we create vibrant public parks, bikeways, urban streetscapes, waterfront,
and other truly unique environments. Engage in conceptual design, construction
document preparation, community workshops and client coordination. Learn how to
successfully manage all aspects of a project, including design, needs forecasting,
budget management, client meetings and presentations. We will help you grow into
this role.

Starting Requirements:

  • Candidates must be proficient in AutoCAD 2009 or newer (CALA currently uses
  • Degree in Landscape Architecture
  • California Landscape Architecture Office experience preferred
  • 1-4 years of experience

We are looking to fill this position as soon as the right candidate is identified. Salary is
commensurate with experience. As a full time team member you will be eligible for
medical, dental, 401k, paid time off and variety of other company benefits.

Please submit the following via email to our HR Manager, Sonja Ditto, at and use the appropriate subject line from the choices listed
below when addressing the e-mail:

“Landscape Designer – Burlingame office” or “Landscape Designer – SJ Office” and include:

  • 4-5 pages of work samples that best represent you and your experience (full
    portfolios and web links to portfolios will not be accepted)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please, no phone calls at this time.