Student Internship Openings


Planning and Zoning Intern

East Bay Charter Township


Responsible for administrative support to Township Planner, Zoning Administrator, and Supervisor in furthering the goals of the Board of Trustees, Planning and Parks Commissions for a specified season or period of time. 


Duration: Days/hours negotiable: during office hours of Monday-Thursday 7 am to 5:30 pm

Start/End Date:  negotiable (no sooner than June 18, 2018)

Salary: $10/hour

Application:, email [email protected], call 947-8647 or visit 1965 N. Three Mile Road

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

Interviews: Scheduled during week of June 4 to 7, 2018


Full description and application here


Posted May 17, 2018


Student Intern

Michigan Association of Planning (MAP)


Job Description:  MAP is seeking a part-time student intern to assist staff with conference and event planning and coordination, member outreach and communications, website updates, design of marketing materials and support for MAP grant projects focused on health-centered planning and coastal resiliency.  Please note: the intern will be expected to attend MAP’s Planning Michigan Conference from September 20-22, 2018 in Grand Rapids. Transportation and lodging will be covered by MAP. While the intern will be responsible for working during a portion of the conference, scheduling will allow attendance at a number of sessions.

Hours:  10-12 hours per week during normal office hours (8 am – 5 pm).  Schedule is flexible and accommodating of coursework and other employment.

Timeframe:  May 2018 through October 2018, with flexibility to continue to the end of Fall semester.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2018.

For a full description and application details, click here.

Posted May 10, 2018    


Community & Economic Development Intern

City of Ypsilanti

General Summary:

The individual will work under the direction of the Community & Economic Development Director and other Community & Economic Development staff, and will provide technical support in research, report preparation, data gathering, plan review, field work, and other related issues for both planning & zoning and historic preservation. Assistance with day-to-day tasks such as filing and public noticing will also be required. An intern also provides substantial assistance to the public by responding to phone, e-mail, and FOIA inquiries. The intern may have the opportunity to prepare and present a staff review to Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, or Historic District Commission.


Applicants must possess or be pursuing a Bachelor's or, preferably, Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field. Excellent research, written, and oral communication skills are required, as position involves high degree of interaction with the public. Proven ability to communicate efficiently with city staff, citizens, and commission members. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office; current valid driver's license; and the ability to lift up to 25 pounds is also required. Looking for a commitment of at least 6 months.


$10.10 to $12/hour, dependent on qualifications

Time Commitment:

15-20 hours/week. Night meetings up to twice per month may be required.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018.  To apply, go to

Posted May 1, 2018


Temporary Internships

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority


Planning and Innovation Intern – Data Analyst                       

Planning and Innovation Intern – Project Analyst


Application Deadline: May 1, 2018. To submit an application online visit

Posted April 18, 2018




Safe Routes to School


The Safe Routes to School program is looking for a new intern to join our team.

We’re looking for candidates interested in an internship which will last until the end of the 2019 winter semester. Ideally this individual could start at the end of May, though there is flexibility in the start date.

For a full description of the Intern Position click here.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Katie Alexander by COB on Friday, April 13, 2018.


Posted April 4, 2018


Student Urban Planning Intern

Gibbs Planning Group


The position will assist Gibbs Planning Group with urban planning and research for various communities and real estate developers in Michigan and the U.S.  Responsibilities include a support role in site inventory and analysis, and master planning. The internship is full time for 8 to 12 weeks at our downtown Birmingham offices.  Stipend will be dependent on experience and will be offered following a successful application.   


Contact: Please send your resume, portfolio samples and cover letter to David Mangum: [email protected]    No phone calls please.


Applicant Requirements

Urban planning, architecture or landscape architecture student

  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills,
  • Strong visual communication skills and graphic talent,
  • Knowledge and 1 year experience with AutoCAD and Sketch-Up
  •  Dependable transportation


Posted March 19, 2018




Planning Intern

Williams & Works


The Williams & Works planning group is looking for an enthusiastic individual committed to building great cities.  The position requires the ability to foster and maintain strong working relationships with other professionals and clients and the ability to successfully complete multi-faceted planning assignments.  Click here  for more information on the internship.


Please send a link to your resume and portfolio by April 10, 2018 to [email protected]


Posted February 16, 2018



Environmental Planning Intern

Clinton River Watershed Council

Description: Interns must be 18 or older and graduated from high school. Preference will be given to those who are pursuing an education and career in community/environmental planning or historic preservation. Interns will get hands on experience assisting with and delivering environmental planning programs. Interns will have opportunities to work in an office setting, at local events and in the field. Interns will assist with spring environmental education and stewardship programs (Stream Leaders, Keeping it Clean) working with K-12 students and the public if needed. All applicants should be extremely motivated and dedicated to providing quality programs. The successful candidate will gain experience in:

  • Evaluating community planning tools and techniques for relevance to water-oriented community planning
  • Data and GIS analysis
  • Public engagement tools & techniques
  • Green infrastructure design and implementation

The lengths of the internship is negotiable. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 2 days per week during daytime office hours however this is flexible. Occasional evening or weekends may be required.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018


Internship Start Date: April 2018

Click here for additional information.

Posted February 13, 2018