Economic Development Internship – Planning – TEMP/SEASONAL
THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION WITH NO GUARANTEE OF A CERTAIN NUMBER OF HOURS AND NO BENEFITS. WORKING ON A TEMP/SEASONAL CONTRACT WHICH CAN BE RENEWED ANNUALLY BASED ON PERFORMANCE AND BUSINESS NEED.
Who We Are
Orlando, The City Beautiful
For most of Orlando's history we've been the place everyone wants to visit. Today, we're also the place where everyone wants to live and do business. List after list has Orlando as one of the fastest growing cities in America. We're transitioning from our role as the young upstart to a more mature, global city.
This didn't happen by accident. Together as a community, we developed a shared vision for our city focused on creating partnerships and we've transformed Orlando from a place that was packed with potential into a city on the rise.
Our vision ensures we are an inclusive, compassionate community that is generating jobs, becoming the most sustainable city in the nation, keeping our community safe, making it easier to get around, and increasing the quality of life. Together, we can continue realizing all our city's potential.
Come be part of our community with the City of Orlando.
NATURE OF WORK:
The City of Orlando is seeking college/university students (graduate level preferred but not required) to work on various initiatives currently underway in the City Planning Division. This is the perfect opportunity for students to learn more about the role of urban planning from the governmental perspective and to gain practical knowledge as they further refine their career path.
Internships will run for approximately 6-12 weeks, between 15-20 hours per week on-site with an expected start date in early June. Aside from standard office hours, interns should also expect to take part in evening and/or weekend neighborhood and community meetings. Interns will be paid at a rate of $15 per hour.
Students in the following programs are encouraged to apply: Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Historic Preservation and Public Administration.
The internship topic area is land use planning focused.
Past projects have included:
- Creating a photographic inventory of urban design concepts
- Drafting website language for City Planning projects
- Using GIS to prepare maps of neighborhood study areas
- Evaluating development patterns to identify trends in various parts of the City
- Tracking and comparing job and housing growth in various metro areas
- Evaluating innovative community engagement techniques and evaluating past development successes and pitfalls.
Currently pursuing bachelor's degree with with a declared major in Public Administration, Urban/Regional Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Historic Preservation or a relevant field required. Ideal candidates should have strong organizational skills, an ability to work independently to meet deadlines and be able to convey information clearly both orally and in writing. Experience with Sketchup, Excel, PowerPoint and GIS is encouraged
IMPORTANT: To be eligible to proceed forward in the application process, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications listed in the position description. Please ensure your application provides details of all relevant experience related to the position. If you have questions or need clarification concerning the position or application process, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 407.246.2062.
- Two (2) years of direct experience for an associate degree;
- Four (4) years of direct experience for a bachelor's degree;
- Six (6) years of direct experience for a master's degree; or
- Nine (9) years of direct experience for a doctoral degree