Environmental Studies/Planning Internship Opportunity – Wetland Inventory
The City of Forest Grove
Job Title: Planning Intern – Wetland Inventory (Unpaid Internship)
Overview: The City of Forest Grove is seeking an individual to provide assistance with updating the City’s 1993 Local Wetland Inventory. The work involves reviewing the files of regulatory agencies to identify wetlands not included in the 1993 inventory and updating the City’s wetland map using computer mapping/geographic information software. The individual will also have the opportunity to analyze the data compiled and complete a report summarizing major findings. The City’s Senior Long Range Planner will provide day-to-day project coordination under the direction of the Community Development Director.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must be detail-oriented and have the ability to interpret maps, use a computer, and work independently. The ideal candidate should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 and experience with a variety of computer applications such as spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and geographic information system software. Coursework and/or an interest in environmental studies or natural resources is helpful.
Detailed Description: The City of Forest Grove, Community Development Department, is in need of assistance updating the City’s 1993 Local Wetland Inventory. The information will be used to improve the City’s buildable land inventory and help with
efforts to update the City’s long-range comprehensive land use plan.
The position will include a combination of office tasks and field work. The planning intern will assist the planning staff in collecting and interpreting environmental data. The planning intern will also assist planning staff with mapping the data for analysis and reporting.
Benefits: The project has benefits for the selected candidate, the City government, and the community at large. The student gains marketable job experience in the area of environmental studies and natural resources, as well as mentoring in an active and supportive work environment. In addition, the person working on the project has the opportunity to use computer skills.
Duration: 12-20 hours/week for 12-18 weeks, depending on candidate’s schedule
How to Apply: Submit completed Forest Grove intern application form and cover letter to Kari Middleton, Volunteer Coordinator, City of Forest Grove, 1924 Council Street, P.O. Box 326, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. December 15. Applications can be downloaded at: