The Department of City Planning (DCP) is New York City’s primary land use agency and is instrumental in designing the City’s physical and socioeconomic framework. DCP’s ambition is to make all of New York a better place to live, to maintain what works and improve what doesn’t. In this section you will find information for new hires, about employment opportunities and programs at DCP.
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Employment Opportunities

Position ID Division

Internship Program

2023 Paid Summer Internship Program

We are excited to announce that DCP is now accepting applications for this summer's in person internship program! DCP offers a diverse, supportive, and yet fast-paced professional work environment that we hope you’ll want to be a part of.

DCP’s Summer Internship Program aims to introduce its mission to both undergraduate and graduate interns and strives to integrate interns into the agency’s work program by fostering on-the-job training and career exploration. Our program includes orientation, presentations from subject matter experts and site visits to exciting projects. Over the course of 10 weeks -- from Monday, June 5th, 2023 - Friday, August 11th, 2023 -- we are looking forward to supporting your career growth through an engaging on-the-job learning experience, a thoughtful professional development curriculum and a network of cool colleagues (if we do say so ourselves).

DCP is an agency made up of architects, city planners, demographers, environmental and transportation engineers, geographers, social scientists, urban designers, and administrative professionals - all working together to identify and untangle New York City's complex issues alongside Community Boards, residents, businesses, policy makers, and other City agencies, to help find solutions.

View the 2023 summer internships.

Benefits for City Employees

  • Pension Plan (The New York City Employees' Retirement System)
  • Health Benefits
  • Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Prescription Drug Program
  • 401(k) and 457(k) Retirement Savings Programs
  • Flexible Spending Program
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Opportunity for Scholarship
  • Paid Holidays and Annual Leave
  • College Savings Program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

New Hires

Congratulations on being considered for employment with the New York City Department of City Planning!

Please refer to the list of New Hire forms found below. These New Hire forms are required to be completed prior to your scheduled processing appointment. The completed forms, along with the required documentation, will be reviewed by Human Capital on your processing appointment date.

Please do not resign from your current employment until you have received notification from the agency to commence employment.

New Hire Processing Checklist


Please note:
A processing fee is paid by an employee in the form of a payroll deduction in connection with appointments (new hires) or change in title/status without a competitive examination. This includes appointments to Non-Competitive, Exempt, and Labor class positions, and to Unclassified Service positions as well as provisional appointments, transfers, title changes and reinstatements. The fee will be based on the minimum of the salary range of the title being sought (regardless of appointment level). The processing fee will be deducted from your first or second payroll check.  Please see the processing fee schedule below.

Salary Processing Fee
Under $30,000 $40
$30,000 – 34,999 $47
$35,000 – 39,999 $54
$40,000 – 44,999 $61
$45,000 – 62,999 $68
$63,000 – 69,999 $82
$70,000 – 74,999 $85
$75,000 – 79,999 $88
$80,000 – 89,000 $91
$89,001 – 99,999 $96
$100,000 & over $101

EEO & Diversity

EEO & Diversity Commitment Statement From Agency Leadership - Read the statement...

What We Do

Our Mission: To plan for the future of New york City. Read more about City Planning...