Internships on this site are posted for three months or until the posted deadline. There is no cost to members.   To submit an internship ad, email the description to [email protected] and place "internship ad"  in the subject field.

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Part-Time Planning and Zoning Intern

East Bay Charter Township

East Bay Charter Township, an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks a part-time summer Intern in the Planning and Zoning Department. Applicants must be current students or recent graduates pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Land Use Planning, Public Administration, or a similar field. The successful applicant will work closely with the Township’s Planner and Zoning Administrator. Located southeast of Traverse City, East Bay Township is conveniently located and offers a work atmosphere which values integrity, hard work and a friendly atmosphere. The township hall is located at 1965 N. Three Mile Road.

Please refer to the attachment or visit for a detailed job description and application, deadline to apply is April 15, 2020. Email Claire Karner at [email protected] or call 231-947-8681 with questions.

Posted February 12, 2020

Summer Planning Assistant

City of Big Rapids

Applications due Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Big Rapids’ Neighborhood Services Department is seeking a Summer Planning Assistant. This is a temporary internship position, working 40 hours/week for 12 weeks (total of 480 hours) throughout the summer of 2020. The Planning Assistant will support the Neighborhood Services Director with planning and zoning related tasks, while learning about municipal planning and the daily work of a planning department.


  • Assists staff with short- and long-term planning projects.
  • Conducts writing, research, and data collection tasks.
  • Prepares maps and other graphics to illustrate and inform planning proposals.
  • Assists with public outreach and community engagement work.
  • Provides general office support, including assisting the public, organizing & filing, and attending meetings.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.


The City will only consider candidates currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a University program in urban planning, geography, or a closely related field. Applicants should possess strong verbal and written communications skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently, and excellent customer service skills. Applicants should have proficiency with computer skills including Microsoft Office, Adobe suite (Illustrator and InDesign), and GIS and have a valid driver’s license.

EXPERIENCE - Entry (0-1 year)

PAY RATE - $11/hour for 480 hours.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to Melissa Hauger, Human Resources Coordinator, at the City of Big Rapids, 226 N. Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307 or email [email protected]. Call 231-592-4007 with questions.

Posted February 11, 2020