The design studio plans to hire two Pubic Design interns and one community planner. Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu. The design studio’s work has evolved from rebuilding to long-term resiliency and is recognized as a national leader in Public Interest practice. In 2010 the design studio created the Public Design Certificate to provide a program for interns to work on a range of community-based design projects and to get graduate level course credits for study and research in public interest design. For more information on the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio visit gccds.org.
The Gulf Coast Community Design Studio is seeking qualified applicants for a Community Planner to work in Biloxi, Mississippi on planning and urban design projects. The work ranges from regional planning to neighborhood-scale urban design. All the projects work with community partners and include a variety of outreach and education efforts. The essential duties and responsibilities include planning and designing projects at a range of scales, using GIS mapping and planning tools, organizing and participating in community meetings, and supervising the work of interns. The qualifications are a professional degree in urban planning, urban design, or architecture and five years of planning or architecture experience.
GCCDS Public Design Intern
The Public Design Certificate program combines work experience with research and study in community-based design practice. The qualifications are a degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, or urban design. The Public Design interns work on a range of community design projects for three-quarters of the time and receive graduate level course credit for research and study for one-quarter of the time. Interns work under the direction of Gulf Coast Community Design Studio professional staff and have many opportunities to engage in the community and work with various partner organizations. The intern period is at least one year and can be planned for up to two years. The aim of the program is for emerging design professionals to develop practical and leadership skills along with an understanding of public interest design.