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.

We are currently hiring:

Arts Space Technical Assistance Project Coordinator

Location: Baltimore, MD
Job Opening: October 9, 2019
Closing Date: When Filled

Salary: $64,000-$70,000 Full time with benefits, /year

Click here for the full listing.

Working at NDC:
Join the Neighborhood Design Center team as we support low-moderate income communities in our jurisdictions by linking them with professional design and planning services. In collaboration with neighborhood groups, local government agencies and fellow nonprofits, we support locally driven initiatives for neighborhoods pursuing improved quality of life within their built environments.

Being part of our organization means being part of a growing field. NDC’s impact and thought leadership have been recognized on local, regional, and national levels by partners and funders that include the Deutsch Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Gehl Institute, Surdna Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Urban Development, Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore Office of Sustainability, Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, and Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation.

For volunteer opportunities, please see our current open projects.


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

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?  NDC holds an open call for board nominations once a year.  The next open call will happen in November-December 2019 for board positions starting July 2020.


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