Planning Intern

City of Dublin

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Primary Focus: The purpose of the Planning internship program is to provide graduate and undergraduate (minimum Junior standing) students studying Planning or a related field with professional planning experience in a public sector organization.

This program is intended to provide part- time employment in the planning field as a complement to the student's graduate and/or undergraduate studies. Upon the student's graduation and completion of the Planning Assistant internship program, the student should have received adequate training and experience necessary for an entry-level planning job.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter along with their application to be considered for the Planning Intern position.

This is an in-person internship taking place in Dublin, Ohio.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Regulating and updating the Planning Division webpage with graphics, reports, and other materials for public meetings

Participating in and/or managing special planning projects under the supervision of Planners

Managing planning/development cases under the supervision of Planners

Researching and responding to zoning inquiries as the "Planner on Call" under the supervision of Planners

Drafting Zoning Compliance Letters under the supervision of Planners and the Zoning Compliance Inspector

Assist with preparing presentations for public meetings

Support Planners with reviewing and evaluating site, building, and other proposed development plans for compliance with zoning, landscape and/or other applicable municipal regulations

Data collection and field assessments

Assistance with the preparation of detailed reports and plans; setting up and conducting public meetings

Assembling and maintaining permanent records

Providing training and guidance to newly hired Planning Assistants

Minimum Qualifications:

Planning interns are required to be actively pursuing either a Bachelor's (minimum Junior standing) or Master's degree in Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, or a degree in a related field as a condition of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior planning, development, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, or other related experience (professional, volunteer, student, etc.)

Prior experience in an office environment and/or prior experience with GIS, graphic/rendering software, report writing, customer service, and/or project management

Ideal candidates are assertive, comfortable with multi-tasking, and have the ability to prioritize their responsibilities and manage deadlines with minimal supervision

Availability Requirements:

Availability to work throughout the school year for approximately one year is preferred

Interns are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during the school year and may be permitted to work a full-time schedule during summer, winter, and spring breaks subject to the approved budget

Must be available to work in-person in Dublin, Ohio (no remote opportunities at this time)

Supplemental Information: First year graduate student interns are eligible to receive $13.50 per hour. Second year graduate student interns (students having completed 45 credit hours/3 quarters/2 semesters/otherwise having second year status as defined by the applicable academic institution) are eligible to receive $14.75 per hour. Undergraduate junior interns are eligible to receive $11.80 per hour, and undergraduate senior interns are eligible to receive $12.80 per hour.

All positions within this job classification have been designated as Casual in nature and all employees serving in such positions are considered to be Casual Employees. Casual employees serve strictly at the pleasure of the City and their employment may be terminated at any time for any reason, with or without cause.

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