This is an unpaid internship.
The Southwest Georgia Regional Commission has an opportunity for a unique candidate that has an interest in planning as a career path. This position will offer a wealth of experience in the planning profession.
Provides support to a team of community planners
Assists staff in collecting and preparing data for various planning projects
Manages a full meeting calendar, creates and mails committee meeting packages
Conducts field work, collects parcel data and searches land records
Prepares maps and planning reports of limited or variable complexity
Produces sketches and renderings of limited or variable complexity
Assists planning staff at community meetings
Presents report findings at community meetings
Researches funding sources and writes grant proposals
Conducts basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management, and customer service
Basic understanding of planning principles
Specific knowledge relating to pertinent specialty, such as affordable housing, transportation, or land use
Competency in various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office and Internet applications
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong research and analytical skills
Motivated self-starter able to work independently
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Flexibility and desire to work on varying planning projects
The Planning Intern will possess a Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in a closely related field from an accredited college or university and one year of related experience. Applicant can be enrollment in a graduate level program.
Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a writing sample prior to the interview. Job candidate for this position will be subject to a criminal background check, educational degree check, and reference checks.