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We are looking for a talented and motivated urban planning intern to join our 2019 internship program. This opportunity is open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students.


At People Place and Partnership we believe that we undertake our work to make a difference in communities across Sydney and Australia. If you share our passion then this is the intern role for you. You will have an opportunity to work on some exciting, strategic and innovative city shaping projects.


About Us

People Place and Partnership is a boutique place change agency with over 13 years experience in place planning, placemaking, engagement, strategy and facilitation.


We specialise in six key areas:

  • Place Planning
  • Place Activation
  • Community Engagement
  • Strategic Facilitation
  • Place Training
  • Place Management


With our clients, we create and implement masterplans, strategic plans, activation plans, communication and engagement frameworks, training programs and governance frameworks. We work in interactive and dynamic ways, aligning closely with stakeholders within their local setting to achieve significant social, cultural, economic and environmental outcomes. Our extensive experience involves working alongside state and local government, private sector companies, small business, communities, stakeholders and a wide range of specialist consultants.


At the core of our work is our award winning approach to large masterplanning projects, including:

  • Byron Bay Masterplan (winner 2016 AILA NSW Communities Award of Excellence and 2016 RH Dougherty Excellence in Communication Award)
  • Parramatta Square Public Space Masterplan
  • Parramatta City River Plan (winner 2015 AILA NSW Medal for Landscape Architecture and 2016 AILA National Urban Design Award of Excellence)
  • Camden Town Centre Urban Design Framework
  • Springwood Town Centre Masterplan (winner 2016 AILA NSW Urban Design Award of Excellence)
  • Nepean River Masterplan


Alongside our masterplanning work, is a depth of projects within strategic planning and policy reform. We work with local and state governments on creating strategic policy, frameworks and new approaches to place planning. We are currently working on a number of key projects and initiatives which include:

  • NSW Outdoor Dining Pilot Policy Trial
  • Liverpool City Council Major Strategic Projects
  • City of Sydney Business Program and Strata Program
  • Strategic reform in a number of Sydney metropolitan councils
  • Strategic projects with the Office of the Small Business Commissioner and Dept of Industry
  • We collaborate with industry leaders Cred Consulting, Micromex, McGregor Coxall, Clouston Associates to name a few
  • Our own initiative Place Academy
  • Our groundbreaking initiative Vital Signs


Our Team

We are a multi-disciplinary team lead by strategic innovator Jo Kelly who is highly regarded for her facilitation, policy reform and place activation work. Our team is dynamic and results-driven. We share a commitment to helping communities to create great places, leading to outstanding outcomes and award-winning projects.


The Role

You will be part of an innovative team working on some of Sydney’s most crucial City-Shaping Projects both in the heart of Sydney and Western Sydney. This adaptive role will involve assistance on planning projects, field work, reporting, research, project documentation, community engagement, podcasting and creating best practice innovations in all project work. The right candidate will gain valuable industry experience and benefit from our passion for mentoring the next generation of place planners.


The Candidate

A successful candidate for this position will have:

  • A love of places and creating positive outcomes for communities
  • High level achievement in tertiary studies
  • A demonstrated understanding of NSW planning issues and frameworks
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for places
  • Strong adaptive skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Professionalism
  • Time management
  • Organisation skills


You will be mentored by our leaders Jo Kelly and Libby Ozinga that have collectively 50 years of experience in urban and regional planning. They have worked for Local and State Government and led large regeneration programs. You will learn first hand the skills needed to be a strategic urban planner working with our Local, State and Private Sector Clients. You will be part of the team, be given your own responsibility and an ability to get your teeth into some once in a generation projects.


If you are interested in being part of our team, please send a cover letter, CV and a copy of your most recent academic transcript to Applications close 10 September 2018.


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Balmain 2041 NSW, Australia

+61 2 9810 0929

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