Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
One paid internship opportunity available
Metro encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds in order to foster a community of diversity, unique life experiences and points of view.
Schedule commitment: flexible; 25-40 hours per week Duration: 800 hours
Metro's Planning and Development works and engages with the public about the challenges and opportunities of community livability, development, growth and change over the long term. The department works to anticipate and respond to regional and national economic, demographic, and financial trends impacting our region's ability to accomplish the vision of the 2040 Growth Concept.
This internship will provide an opportunity to collaborate and learn from a team of professional planners and public involvement specialists on a variety of regional planning projects in Metro's Planning & Development Departments. The intern selected for this position will gain valuable experience in policy development, system planning, project planning and will have tangible products from the experience to assist in moving into a professional position in the field.
Goals of the internship
Develop and hone skills in the work of cartography and geographic information systems
Gain an in-depth understanding of Metro's regional transportation planning program and how we work to coordinate our efforts with the State of Oregon and U.S. Department of Transportation.
Learn to work collaboratively with a group of highly experience professionals
Network with our local city and county agencies
Gain valuable experience with outreach to the general public.
Increase understanding of what it is like to work in a regional government.
Application requirements1) Answer to supplemental questions, 2) resume, 3) references (no less than 2), 4) writing sample and 5) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position. Your application will not be considered without all five pieces.
In order to be considered for this internship, you must be currently enrolled in an Urban and Regional Planning or related degree program or be a recent graduate.
Interest in cartography or geospatial.
Experience in Environmental Systems Research Institutes' applications
Additional experience, knowledge and skills that would make you successful in this internship
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Proficient level of Microsoft Office suite
The ideal candidates possesses a current interest in public service, regional government, planning, cartography, geography or a related field and adaptability to increase knowledge in their field of study.
Internal Number: www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs
Clean air and clean water do not stop at city limits or county lines. Neither does the need for jobs, a thriving economy, and sustainable transportation and living choices for people and businesses in the region. Voters have asked Metro to help with the challenges and opportunities that affect the 25 cities and three counties in the Portland metropolitan area. A regional approach simply makes sense when it comes to providing services, operating venues and making decisions about how the region grows. Metro works with communities to support a resilient economy, keep nature close by and respond to a changing climate. Together we’re making a great place, now and for generations to come.