Careers at the BRA & EDIC

Career and Internship Opportunities

Résumés are being accepted for the following BRA/EDIC employment opportunities. Positions remain posted on our website until they are filled. Please submit your résumé for the job that best meets your current qualifications.

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972 Urban Design Intern 2 - Fall Semester (Unpaid)

Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Urban Design and his designees, assist in reorganization of the Director’s office and archives as such pertain to the Boston Civic Design Commission (‘BCDC’), assist with internal coordination, and compile consolidated comprehensive files on Proposed Projects reviewed by the BCDC.  Assist with public process and review sessions, participate in related design review sessions.  Prepare meeting minutes and conduct research.  Update and upgrade the BCDC webpage.  Prepare a web-based publication on the BCDC’s role in Boston’s development through Article 28. Note: This is an unpaid internship

971 Industrial Development & Commercial Leasing Intern - Fall Semester (unpaid)

Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Industrial Dev. & Commercial Leasing, this Fall Internship shall: Interface directly with EDIC Tenants to Update records including but not limited to tenant employment composition in relation to City of Boston's Jobs Policy and applicable zoning; Assist staff with regular department leasing operations to include asset pricing and preparation of Letters of Intent, Board Memorandums and legal documents; Assist staff with regular property management and tenant relations issues as needed. Note: This is an unpaid internship

970 Sr. Policy Advisor

Under the supervision of the Chief of Staff, generate and implement policies and programs that further the Agency’s mission.  Identify opportunities, plan, organize and manage formulation of economic development and planning policies for the Agency and the City. Oversee research and analysis on proposals concerning economic development, planning, legislative trends, construction trends and other matters of public policy. Work collaboratively with Director’s office staff and other BRA/EDIC departments on special projects.

969 Urban Design Intern 1 - Fall Semester (Unpaid)

Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Urban Design and his designees, support reorganization of the Director’s office and archives, assist with its internal coordination, and compile comprehensive files on Development Review projects and related topics.  Assist with public process and review sessions, participate in workshops, and assist with design review, zoning and land use regulation initiatives.  Prepare meeting minutes and conduct research. Note: This is an unpaid internship

968 Director of Finance

Under the general direction of the Boston Redevelopment Authority Director, plan, organize, formulate, recommend and implement the financial policies and procedures of the BRA/EDIC and affiliates, including accounting, internal controls, financial reporting, budget development and administration, purchasing, and contract administration; direct Accounting, Budget and Purchasing functions.  Oversee policies and procedures for accounting, contracts, purchasing, payroll, human resources, compliance, and administrative services.

967 Fall Building & Grounds Assistant

Temporary Contract position, M-F, 9AM-5 PM, 4 months position  - $14.00 /hour.  Assist in daily operations of the Charlestown Navy Yard (CNY) and maintenance of the Shipyard Park, as well as other BRA owned property throughout Charlestown. Maintain Shipyard Park including:  trash pickup; maintenance and cutting of lawn areas, including fertilizing, liming; trimming of trees and shrubbery; maintaining shrubbery; cleaning of children’s play area; operating and maintaining pumps and chemical feed equipment; chemical testing and chemicals for fountain; maintenance and supplies for public restrooms.

966 Director of Planning

Under the general direction of the Director, plan, organize and direct the activities of the Planning Division, including long-term planning and development, division management and operations, and strategic planning and policy development for both the Agency and the City of Boston.  Provide inter-division management direction and guidance to the Community Planning, Waterfront Planning, Urban Design, and Zoning departments.

965 Citywide Planning Intern - Fall Semester (Unpaid)

Unique opportunity to help develop the first citywide comprehensive plan for Boston since 1964.  Under the direction of Senior Planners, you will support the development of Imagine Boston 2030 by assisting to: Research precedent plans and planning processes; Work with BRA planning staff, other city staff, the consultant team, and others to gather, review, summarize, and analyze data and information from a variety of sources.  Note: This is an unpaid internship.

964 Project Assistant

Under the direction of Institutional Development manager, assist, with the coordination and management of institutional development projects as assigned and provide administrative support to the Institutional Development team.  

963 Public Records Assistant

Under the direction of the Executive Director/Secretary, provide administrative and client relation support to the Executive Director/Secretary’s Office.  Facilitate the non-Board of Directors activities of the office and help support Board of Directors activities.

962 Community Planning Intern - Fall Semester (Unpaid)

Under the direction of Senior Planners, assist with two ongoing active planning initiatives. Assistance needed with the outreach, public process, workshop materials preparation, meeting logistics, preparation of meeting minutes and conduct research as needed, or coordinate with other City departments to obtain the data. Applicant must be organized and willing to attend all internal project meetings, if able. Note: This is an unpaid internship

960 Research Intern - Fall Semester

Under the supervision of the Director of Research, assist in collecting and analyzing economic, social, and demographic data and preparing written reports regarding demographic groups in Boston’s neighborhoods. 

961 Housing Compliance Intern - Fall Semester (unpaid)

Under the oversight of the Housing Staff review rental income certification and participate with rental income mail and paperwork. Work with Housing Specialists to engage in random samples of management companies to ensure all documentation is in order. Review all Housing Agreements for proper document recording. Work with Housing Specialists and Legal Department to complete the process of recording the properties. Review lease agreements to make sure the language is consistent with affordable housing agreements and request leases from management companies and leasing offices. Enter data into our Affordable Housing Database updating new tenants/owners. Also add development information into the database. Note: This is an unpaid Internship

957 Director of Development Review

Under the supervision of the Director and Chief of Staff, provide leadership for the BRA’s review of development proposals from commercial and non-profit entities seeking to renovate and/or construct commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and mixed use projects in Boston. 

958 Social Media & Marketing Intern - Fall Semester (unpaid)

The Social Media and Web Communications Intern supports WriteBoston and the Teens in Print youth journalism program in efforts to engage more students through online media and increase readership of the Teens in Print newspaper. Note: This is an unpaid Internship

959 Fundraising & Communications Intern - Fall Semester (unpaid)

WriteBoston is looking for an energetic and committed intern to join our Development team! This internship is perfect for those interested in communications and development, including grant writing, donor development, marketing, public relations, and social media in a nonprofit. The Fundraising and Development Intern will support WriteBoston’s ongoing development efforts and our organizational mission to promote deep learning through writing. Note: This is an unpaid Internship

955 Career Services Intern - Fall Semester (unpaid)

Assignments are likely to include assisting clients with resumes, online job searches and applications, and mock interviews; helping to cultivate employer relationships; assisting with planning events such as job fairs; assist with planning monthly events such monthly calendar, programs and financial literacy events; assist with general office duties. Note: This is an unpaid Internship 

950 Archives & Records Management Intern - Fall Semester (unpaid)

Under the oversight of the Archives staff, evaluate submitted records in accordance with the Agency's Records Management and Archival Policy, Agency's Procedures and Departmental Records Management Guidelines. Identify the records metadata and classification and process and index the material for storage and disposition. The intern will collaborate with the archive staff, gain and understanding of the Agency's past and current projects and activities. The intern will gain exposure to the complexities of contemporary archives and records management within municipal government. The intern shall maintain confidentiality and integrity of all information. Note: This is an unpaid Internship

953 Development Review Intern - Fall Semester (unpaid)

The Development Review Intern will assist the Director of Development Review and the Project Management staff on permitting large-scale developments.  This internship will provide a great learning opportunity and will focus on the Article 80 zoning process, Public Meeting preparation, city-wide data-tracking, and special projects. The intern best suited for this internship is someone with a passion for economic development, urban design and city planning, and affordable housing.  Note: This is an Unpaid Internship

949 Human Resources Health & Wellness Intern - Fall Semester (unpaid)

Under the direction of the Benefits Manager, assist with the operation and implementation of the Health/Wellness program.  Organize, advertise, coordinate, and evaluate Wellness program events and Lunch & Learn events.  The Health/Wellness Intern will promote the mission of the organization in action and spirit. Note: This is an unpaid internship