Grow Your Future with a Sustainability Internship


Join the Team
The City appreciates the impact that talented, energetic students can have on our organization and community. We look forward to your contributions in the areas of city planning and sustainability. This internship will be an exciting opportunity to take a leadership role in directing one or two planning or sustainability projects.

Plan and Grow For The Future
By working at the Planning Bureau or Office of Sustainability you are contributing to a livable Long Beach, which is essential to the quality of life, economic development, culture and public and environmental health of our citizens, businesses and neighborhoods. Interns will get a chance to work on projects in the fields of Land Use, Urban Design, Transportation, Sustainability, and Health Policy. Interns will also have the opportunity to gain insight into how local government implements model planning and sustainability programs while sharpening their writing, presentation, analysis and critical thinking skills under the supervision of leaders in the planning field.

Internship Qualifications
Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have at least junior standing; be pursuing a degree in Planning, Urban Design, Environmental Science/Policy, Graphic Design, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration/Policy, Business, Geography or related field (graduate students welcome). This is an unpaid internship and can be used for college credit. Interns will receive a free Long Beach Transit bus pass and; bike locker, enjoy flexible schedules & work in downtown Long Beach.

How To Apply
We encourage you to be environmentally-friendly and save paper by submitting your internship application electronically. Submit one copy of each of the following in PDF format: Resume, Cover Letter, and a Letter of Recommendation from a professor.

For more information, contact:
Tiffany Chen, Sustainability Analyst
City of Long Beach 562.570.6396
Tiffany.Chen@longbeach.gov
Sustainability Internship Flyer:


Download the Planning Internship Flyer