the Neighborhood Design Center

Careers at NDC

Help us build thriving communities, by design. See all current opportunities below.


Join the Neighborhood Design Center team as we collaborate with neighborhood groups, local government agencies and fellow nonprofits to support locally driven initiatives for neighborhoods pursuing equitable quality of life improvements 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 Bloomberg Philanthropies, Gehl Institute, The National Endowment for the Arts, Enterprise Community Partners, Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore Development Corporation, and Prince George’s County’s Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of the Environment, and County Department of Public Works and Transportation.

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Programs Director for Architecture & Community Planning

    • Baltimore, MD

    • Full-time

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


TMA VISTA Member (Building, Sharing, and Equalizing Power Through Community Design)

This full-time TMA AmeriCorps VISTA member will support the development of capacity building initiatives at the Neighborhood Design Center. Accepting applications now through June 30th, 2024!

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. Each year, there is an open call in December-January for board positions starting the following July.


There are no open internship positions at this time.

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 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.


For volunteer opportunities, please see our current open projects.

NDC does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, reprisal, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, or other impermissible basis and works to promote the full realization of EEO through a continuing diversity and inclusion program.

Contact NDC

Baltimore City Office

120 W. North Avenue
Suite 306
Baltimore, MD 21201

Prince George’s Office

4318 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781