Students in CAPLA's MS Planning program share stories of their recent internship experiences at a variety of places, from government agencies to private firms, in Tucson and halfway across the country.
All MS Urban Planning students complete a summer internship between their first and second year. Our internship coordinator, a practicing planning professional, guides students through the process of seeking out internship positions and equips them with professional skills that ensure their success.
"I have a message for current students: while being knowledgeable in your profession is essential to job performance, I can’t stress enough how important building professional relationships with professors, mentors, and—in my case—residents, board members, and developers is toward professional success."
Alizabeth Potucek served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon before joining CAPLA's Master of Landscape Architecture program.
Julian Griffee served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania before joining CAPLA's Master of Urban Planning program.
Bachelor of Architecture student Diego Limon's first internship was with Chasse Building Team, an internship he landed thanks to CAPLA's Job Interview Fair.
Juliana Seymour '20 B.Arch landed her internship at Swaim Associates thanks to the CAPLA Job Interview Fair.
Lena Porell served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia before joining CAPLA's Master of Urban Planning program.
Featuring design, planning, construction and engineering firms from across the country, the Job Interview Fair is CAPLA’s showcase professional development event for undergraduate and graduate students.
Rebecca Johnstone served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia before joining CAPLA's Master of Landscape Architecture program.