Work With Us

The Neighborhood Design Center continues to grow!  There are a range of ways to work with us towards creating healthier, more equitable, well-designed communities.

Board of Directors

Interested in joining a cohort of dedicated professionals, learning more about how we work, and supporting the mission of the Neighborhood Design Center?  Or know someone who is?  Nominations are now open. Deadline is December 1 2017.


NDC is not currently hiring.


For volunteer opportunities, please see our current open projects.


If you are seeking assistance for a local project, click here.


NDC Internships are part time, paid learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate design students to gain direct experience working with NDC design staff and community partners on localized design challenges. Interns are assigned under particular program areas such as Community Forestry or Community Design.

Compensation: Hourly
Duration: Varies: 10-week summer position up to to multiple semesters.
Typical work: Program support, outreach and engagement, research and project specific design production.

NDC’s internship program has included an exceptionally and intentionally diverse cohort; 75% are minorities, 75% are women, and 50% are immigrant, refugee or first generation Americans. Recent interns have included students and recent graduates from University of Maryland, MICA, and Morgan State University and are pursuing degrees in fields including Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Community Planning.  Our interns go on to pursue design careers and graduate education at top firms and institutions around the country.

Please stay posted for upcoming opportunities for paid internships at NDC.

Volunteer Corps:

Corps Members are full time volunteers for one year, who are paid a stipend and health benefits to cover living expenses.  These positions are offered through partnerships with a range of Volunteer Corps programs that match talented service-minded individuals with nonprofit organizations.

Compensation: Varies, typically living stipend and health insurance
Duration: 1 year
Typical work: Varies
Partner Programs: Americorps VISTA, Chesapeake Conservation Corps, Volunteer Maryland

The Neighborhood Design Center is one of many potential Host sites for the 2017-18 Chesapeake Conservation Corps service year through The Chesapeake Bay Trust. The Corps Program places young adults 18-25 with nonprofit or government agencies in the environmental field to work for a one-year term of paid service in the Chesapeake Bay region ($17,000 annual stipend). Not only are the participants working full time at their selected host site, but they also receive extensive leadership and professional development training. The Corps Program provides hands-on entry level experience and leadership opportunities as a stepping stone to careers in environmentally-related fields. This initiative is supported by the Trust, Constellation Energy, the National Park Service and the state of Maryland.

If successfully matched with the NDC, the Corps Member will be involved with our Community Design Works program and work in our Baltimore office. For more information, please contact Laura Wheaton, Program Manager, at

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 30-35 Corps Members throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for a paid year of service beginning on August 22, 2017.  Applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm.