Now seeking:

Summer Interns!

Fund for Safe & Peaceful Communities

Walk In Our Shoes Austin

Application Deadline: June 28, 2019

Want to be a summer intern in Austin? Click HERE to apply

Join Territory Urban Design Team to create a public space plan highlighting safe spaces for youth in Austin. Use this plan to re-imagine public spaces for everyone, and help people find the great places that are already here. Tell your stories of being a teen in Chicago and help adults experience the city as a young person through a Walk In Our Shoes, a youth empowerment walking tour.


  1. Interested in design, planning, civic engagement, and/or leadership.
  2. A desire to make Austin a safer more welcoming neighborhood for the people who live there now.
  3. Available 8 hours per week, afternoons, for meeting with community members, being part of a design team, and learning through hands on activities and field trips

Schedule: July 1 – August 8, 2019

Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-5PM, Wednesdays 2-4PM

Stipend: $8.25/hour, $396 for successful completion of project.

Ages: 16-19

Located at Michele Clark HS in Austin.

Want to be a summer intern in Austin? Click HERE to apply

Summer Youth Interns

Application Deadline: Tuesday May 7, 2019

Thanks for your interest. This application is now closed

Support our design team facilitators in our summer design studios.

Age: 16 to 19 years old by June 21, 2019.
Schedule: 6 weeks, July 1-August 9, 2019, plus 3 additional training days in June 2019.
Hours: Part time, 25-30 hours/week Monday-Friday
Pay: $8.25/hour

Job Sites: Albany Park, Austin, Uptown

Requirements: Age 16 to 19 on June 21, 2019, participated in at least one Territory design program, have demonstrated interest in Territory’s program activities and leadership skills.

To be considered you must complete all three of these applications by the deadline listed above:

Design Team Facilitators

Application Deadline: Tuesday May 7, 2019

Thanks for your interest. This application is now closed.

Lead a summer design studio program with teens in Chicago

Age: 21 or older by June 21, 2019.
Schedule: 8 weeks, June 18 – August 16.
Hours: Part-time, 20-34 hours/week.
Pay: $15.30 to $21.70/hour depending on experience.

Job Sites: Albany Park, Austin, Uptown

Description: The design team facilitator will lead a six-week design program in urban design, public art and community planning with a team of 16 to 20 young people ages 14 to 19 from Chicago. The facilitator will guide the team through real-world design projects using human centered design processes and community-engaged design practices. Territory urban design team is an opportunity for young people to lead through the practice of design by re-imagining and re-claiming public spaces in our communities.

Seeking candidates with experience:

  • Working with young people ages 14 to 19.
  • Project management, studio leadership, or arts education.
  • Architecture, urban planning, or public art.

Requirements: The design team facilitator must be able to manage a team of 15 to 20 teenagers for 4 hours unassisted. Candidates will need to provide a reference who can reflect on your skills in this capacity.

The facilitator will implement Territory’s curriculum plan and guide the team to achieve target projects according to schedule.

Expectations include ability to:

  • Identify and provide necessary support to youth to stay positive and focused.
  • Maintain a positive attitude working in a high intensity environment.
  • Lead activities on personal and professional development.
  • Facilitate online learning and surveys using a guided instructional manual.
  • Be flexible in learning field based activities in order to provide technical assistance for completion of projects.

Outside the design studio, facilitator responsibilities may include: recruiting team members, curriculum development and adaptation, studio prep, youth assessments, program evaluations, data entry. Job includes a weekly staff meeting.

Mandatory background check and fingerprinting.

To apply:

  • Send email to: info(at)
  • Email subject: Design Studio Facilitator application
  • Email content (2 paragraphs):
    • Describe a specific experience you had facilitating a team of teenagers. Include what you liked, what you learned, and what you would do differently the next time.
    • Describe a skill or expertise you bring to the program, and how you would like to use that skill with youth in a design studio setting.
  • Signature line: Your full name, cell number, preferred email address, and LinkedIn profile if applicable

We will conduct initial interviews by phone. We may ask you to attend a design studio session with our team.