Planning Summer Intern
Houston, TX 
Posted 12 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Planning Summer Intern
Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Job Location # HDT214 ID 2023-2743 # of Openings 1 Category Architects

Summer Intern - Temporary Full-Time/Planning

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Works on planning and urban design projects collecting information, engaging with the public, developing recommendations, creating documents, and presenting results. Huitt-Zollars does a wide range of planning work, including transportation (transit, pedestrians, bikes, and cars), land use, parks, resilience, and site planning. Our current projects include transit planning projects in Philadelphia, a parks and greenway master plan in Houston, a neighborhood plan in Houston, and a college master plan. This person may work on any of those projects, but we would value someone who has a particular interest, and a desire to further develop further skills in any of these areas. We are passionate about what we do, and we are looking for someone to join our team for a summer who is similarly excited about creating better cities for everyone.

This position is in person in the Houston Downtown office. We will consider remote work, but will likely prefer candidates who can be in person. We do not offer housing or housing allowances.


    Researches existing conditions, goes on site visits, compiles data, creates maps and graphics, and summarizes issues.
  • Develops information, presentations, and other materials for the public. Creates surveys. Helps plan and organize public meetings. Facilitates discussions.
  • Works with an interdisciplinary team to define strategies and identify recommendations.
  • Develops designs for transportation networks, streets, bikeways, transit stops, urban spaces, parks, buildings, public facilities and other elements at a planning level.
  • Creates maps, plans, sections, renderings, diagrams, and other graphics.
  • Writes for reports, memos, fact sheets, and other documents.


Education: Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, or related field

Previous Experience: none


Registration is not required. Huitt-Zollars supports its staff in pursuing and maintaining relevant registrations and credentials, including AICP, AIA, PE, and LEED.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents in English as well as the ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to respond effectively and sensitively to issues and a wide range of perspectives. Ability to work in a second language, particularly one that is spoken in the areas we work in, is welcome.


  • Submit a cover letter with your resume required

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple tasks.
  • Ability to research and compile information.
  • Ability to create maps, diagrams, and other graphics.
  • Ability to write clearly to communicate technical issues and design ideas.
  • Ability to assemble and design printed and digital documents.
  • Ability to take notes during a meeting.
  • Fundamental software skills, and the ability to learn new software packages such as Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Rhino, GIS, and Remix. Knowledge:

This position will office out of our Houston Downtown location in a 'Class A' office space in central downtown location.

Please apply online at:

Job ID No: HDT214

Huitt-Zollars is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or any other legally protected status. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the company will make reasonable accommodations to assist in the application process upon the request of an applicant. No question on this application is intended to secure information to be used for discriminatory purposes


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
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