Casey Trees Summer Internship [Paid]

10 May

Job Title: Design Intern

Reports to: Director of Planning & Design

All applications must be received by May 13, 2011.

Job Summary:

Casey Trees, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of Washington, D.C., seeks to hire a Design Fellow to provide design support for Casey Trees outreach efforts. The ideal candidate is a creative, enthusiastic design professional with education and/or experience with trees in urban environments who is seeking a unique opportunity for professional development.

See the full description and how to apply below.

Responsibilities include:

  • Formalize Casey Trees’ outreach materials related to design, including species selection and site design considerations.
  • Create design content for Casey Trees website to make it a resource for developers, designers, and the public.
  • Assist in the production of case studies highlighting Casey Trees projects.
  • Follow projects, attend public meetings, and assist in developing Casey Trees positions on planning and design initiatives in the District.
  • Communicate opportunities to provide public input on planning and design initiatives to urban forest advocates through Casey Trees’ website and e-mail announcements.
  • Provide landscape design support for Casey Trees’ projects and partnerships.


  • Major in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, or allied design profession.
  • Knowledge of urban tree and plant palette for the mid-Atlantic region.
  • Excellent graphic, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational abilities.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and computer design software (Vectorworks preferred).
  • Familiarity with low impact development (LID) technologies is highly desirable.
  • Experience in review of concept and construction plans is highly desirable.
  • Experience in education, advocacy, or volunteer programs is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the DC regulatory process is desirable.
  • Must be flexible to work occasional evenings, weekends and extended hours.

Position duration and Compensation:

Salary range of $12-15 hour commensurate with relevant experience. This full-time Internship is from May 16-June 30.

To Apply:

Please email the following items to Maisie Hughes, Director of Planning & Design, at

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (1-2 pages)
  • Landscape detail and design drawings (3-4)
  • Contact information for three references

Enter “Design Intern” only into email subject line. Entire submission must be less than 5MB.

No telephone inquiries please.

Casey Trees is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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