Spring Semester Planning Intern

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

The CUYAHOGA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION / PLANNING SERVICES DIVISION is seeking a highly motivated planning student to work in-person as a paid intern at its Downtown Cleveland office in the Cuyahoga County Headquarters Building at 2079 E. 9th Street, Suite 5-300 Cleveland, OH 44115. Start and end dates are flexible.

CLASSIFICATION FUNCTION: Under the direct supervision of the Planning Services Manager, the Intern performs work of a general and specific nature related to urban planning, zoning, design, information, and GIS.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide technical support to management and staff which includes researching, collecting, compiling, recording, summarizing, analyzing, and formulating data and graphics; preparing reports, conducting surveys, field work, and other basic planning duties. Assist in the preparation of meeting agendas and materials and assist in the follow-up as needed. Assist in GIS mapping. Ability to attend occasional weekend and evening meetings. Perform basic office functions as needed such as data entry and file management.

CURRENT AND ANTICIPATED PROJECTS: County Planning is currently working on variety of projects, and students are encouraged to view our work at . Typical Plan components may include the following: Assessment of Current Conditions (Demographic and Housing Analyses, Land Use and Zoning, Employment and Tax Base, Transportation Networks, Public Infrastructure, Community Facilities, Parks, and Environmental Features); Community Visioning; Policy Development; Implementation Plan; and the Final Plan document.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Actively pursuing a degree in urban planning, geography, GIS mapping or a related field. Basic knowledge of the principles of urban planning and GIS mapping. Demonstrable good oral and written communication skills. Competency in various computer software programs: Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Microsoft Office, GIS, and online databases.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Good research and analytical skills. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to provide quality customer service. Ability to occasionally work remotely, both independently and in a team environment. Possess a current and valid driver's license. Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Ability to create graphic depictions and renderings. Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.

At this time, County Planning has an approved Remote Work Policy to provide greater flexibility to its employees. Currently, we require staff to report in-person to the office for work a minimum of three (3) days per work week. After thirty (30) days of employment, interns will be evaluated by their supervisor and can be approved to work remotely.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio (if available) to  by December 1, 2023

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