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Planning and Policy Internship

Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development

Washtenaw County has a successful track record of effective community development projects in brownfield redevelopment, affordable housing and the Reimagine Washtenaw initiative. We are currently looking for master’s planning students to assist with projects in these areas for the Summer/Fall/Winter 2022/2023 school year. The OCED Department is still working remotely, but we anticipate the County will officially begin limited/flexible office hours starting this summer.

Intern Duties:
Projects can include research and support for Affordable Housing efforts outlined in the County’s Housing Affordability and Economic Opportunity report, updating Neighborhood Profiles in the 2017 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan, assisting with data collection related to the development of the 5-Year Consolidated Plan, supporting staff in the upcoming MDOT Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) engineering and multi-modal study of Washtenaw Avenue, to kick off this summer, including attending steering committee and stakeholder meetings, research, coordination with the public and business and property owners along Washtenaw, and general support for planning process. Duties will also include involvement and support of the County’s Brownfield Redevelopment program, attending meetings, doing analysis and research, and updating maps and program website.

Desired Skills/Abilities:
The successful candidate will exhibit independent work skills, as the position will likely be remote with infrequent in-person oversight. In addition, strong research skills, competency to perform field work, and/or the ability to write a succinct narrative. Other desirable skills include reliability, flexibility, a sense of humor, and the ability to collaborate. A background in urban planning, economic development, community development, public policy, public administration or related field is required. Marketing, GIS, and graphic design experience and/or past work in community-based agencies are also desirable.

Hourly rate is $13/hour for approximately 15-20 hours a week.

Applicants are invited to submit a brief cover letter and resume via email to: Nathan Voight, Economic Development Specialist, [email protected]. Cover letters and Resumes due by close of business on July 29, 2022. Candidate review will commence on August 1, 2022. No phone calls, please.

Posted July 8, 2022