planning intern (paid)

Job Title: Planning Intern
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Organization: Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
Salary: $25/hour
Job Opening: Summer 2023 (dates flexible depending on school schedule)
Closing Date: When Filled

Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) is a collective of diverse urbanists—architects, landscape architects, urban planners, community organizers, and engineers—united by our shared commitment to building equity, justice, and resilience in communities through design. A BIPOC and woman-led firm founded in 2006, KDI comprises nearly 50 professionals working from four offices: Los Angeles, Eastern Coachella Valley, Nairobi, and Stockholm.

Job Description
KDI is seeking a summer Planning Intern to join our Los Angeles team. This is a great opportunity for a creative, highly motivated student or recent graduate to work directly with people in under-resourced communities to advance equity and support community-driven development and planning on a wide range of projects in L.A. County, the Eastern Coachella Valley, or other locations across the country.

The Planning Intern will work closely with the Planning, Design, and Community Departments, local residents, government officials, and other stakeholders to support a wide range of projects and topics, including:


How to Apply
Send electronic copy of cover letter, resume, writing sample and three (3) references to: 
Subject heading: Planning Intern Summer 2023: Your Name

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or medical condition. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.