MUP Careers

Master of Urban Planning (MUP)

Ranked #2 in City Management and Urban Policy by U.S. News and World Report, the success of our MUP program is based on rigorous academics that link theory and practice.

Students complete coursework in  urban planning, land use regulation, management, urban economics, policy analysis and urban physical design among other topics. They take additional courses to specialize in environment, infrastructure and transportation; economic development and housing; or international development planning. Most students maximize their academic experience by taking on degree relevant internships (and other professional positions) while enrolled in the program.

See below for a select list of organizations where our MUP students are interning:


Asian Americans for Equality, Graduate Community Development Intern

Bicycle Infrastructure Change and Innovations, Planning and Design Intern

Farmers Market Coalition, SNAP Gardens Outreach Coordinator

Friends of Hudson River Park, Planning and Policy Intern

Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, Research Assistant

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Internship

Local Initiatives Support Corporation NYC, Green Cleaning Initiative Intern

Lower East Side Ecology Center, EcoBiz Representative

MTA New York City Transit, Management Support Aide

MTA New York City Transit, Operations Analyst Intern

New Destiny Housing Corporation, Policy Intern

New York University, Assistant to the Assoc. Vice President of Planning & Design

New Yorkers for Parks, Research & Planning Intern

NYC Board of Standards and Appeals, Planning Intern

NYC Dept. of City Planning, Intern

NYC Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services - Dept of Real Estate Services, Land Use Planning Intern

NYC Dept. of Design and Construction, Town Intern

NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Intern

NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development, Public Site Finance Intern

NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development, Division of Special Needs Housing Intern

NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Planning Division Intern

NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Riverside Park Administrator Intern

NYC Dept. of Transportation, Urban Art Intern

NYC Dept. of Transportation: Division of Planning and Sustainability, Graduate Summer Intern

Peking University Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, Research Associate Internship

Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, Research Assistant

Scout Design, Design Consultant

Smart Cities Advisors, Urban Enterprise Fellow

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation, Business Services Associate

Town of Benson, NC: Dept. of Planning & Zoning, Planning Intern

Toyota Motor North America, Strategic Research Specialist

Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Summer Transportation Intern

Trust for Governors Island, Operations Intern

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Intern

U.S. Green Building Council of New York City, Urban Green Council Intern