Planning Intern Job Description


This is an unpaid internship. 


General Description: 

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. 

Typical Functions

  • 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

    Typical Knowledge

  • 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

    Typical Skills

  • 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

    Minimum Qualifications:

    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. 

    Postition Requirements:

    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.




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