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.


For volunteer opportunities, please see our current open projects.


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


NDC is seeking an full time Project Coordinator in our Prince George’s office, starting mid-march 2017.


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

There are no Volunteer Corps openings at NDC at this time.  Please contact the following staff to inquire about future positions:
Baltimore: Laura Wheaton, Program Manager: