Institute for Engagement & Negotiation

Empowering communities to create shared solutions


IEN offers academic year internships (10-15 hours per week) and limited summer opportunities available through federal work-study, or academic credit through independent study. Non-work study positions are available on a project-by-project basis. Preference for internship positions is given to graduate students in the School of Architecture’s Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, and students whose primary internship role will be at IEN. 

Interns assist with IEN projects which are constantly changing and growing. To learn about current Institute projects visit our services page.

IEN seeks interns with a variety of skills, such as research, writing, graphic design, event planning, and website management. Interns may also assist with meeting faciliation, and will learn to conduct public involvement processes–a key skill sought by both public and private sector planning agencies.


To apply for an internship, please email the following documents to IEN's Fiscal and Project Manager, Robierre Nderitu.

  • Intern application. The document is a writable PDF - you will need to enter your information and save it before sending it to Robierre. 
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or C/V
  • One writing sample 

Review of applications will begin on April 3rd, and interviews of summer applicants will begin in mid-April. Students interested in interning during the fall and spring semesters will be interviewed in late May/early June.