The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is seeking Planning Interns to fill
positions in various program areas. Planning interns are typically undergraduate or graduate students seeking entry-level work in the field of urban planning. The interns will work under the guidance of professional planning staff on a variety of assignments. Job duties for interns typically span a broad spectrum and may vary with a particular assignment based on individual skills and project needs. There are three current openings, but qualified candidates will be placed on a list
for other positions that may become available over time.
Currently, planning interns would support work in the following program areas: Cully Main Street; Central City 2035; Urban Design Studio.
Visit www.portlandonline.com/bps for more information on these programs.
Responsibilities may include:
~ Data collection and organization, land use and conditions surveys, and other fieldwork
~ Research and analysis
~ Writing and editing reports
~ Mapping information
~ Canvassing or surveying community members
~ Meeting facilitation and note taking
~ Organizing and staffing public events
~ Working with diverse communities
~ Organizing and summarizing information for presentations
~ Familiarity with urban planning principles
~ Experience with data collection, organization and analysis
~ Clear and concise writing
~ Attention to detail
~ Flexibility, initiative, and ability to work as part of a team
~ Ability to be comfortable in public situations and to make clear presentations
~ Familiarity with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Desired skills and experience:
~ Graphics and urban design skills
~ Experience working with under-represented or minority communities
~ Experience with public opinion surveys or focus groups
~ Foreign language ability
~ Knowledge of and experience with GIS
~ Experience with Adobe Creative Suite; Sketch-Up
~ Valid state driver’s license and a driving record that meets the City’s good driver criteria
Start date: January - March 2011 Pay rate: $12.00 per hour
Hours: Approx. 20 hours per week, depending on the project and individual needs.
Duration: Through June 2010 (subject to budget)
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume describing your qualifications and program
preference (if any) to:
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability,
1900 SW 4th Avenue
#7100, Portland, OR 97201;
Application Deadline: January 21, 2011.