Part-time Summer Intern (Paid Internship)

PlaceWorks is searching for interns to join our Santa Ana office for the Summer 2019! This is a part-time, paid internship during the summer months, with the potential to continue during the academic year. The ideal candidate is creative, proactive, collaborative, outgoing, and passionate about helping shape and improve communities and the environment. Under the guidance of a project manager who serves as a mentor, interns apply planning knowledge and technical skills to complete components of planning projects and will learn a combination of skills related to policy writing, land use planning/design principles, CEQA analysis, working with socioeconomic data, project management, and report preparation. Projects can include general and specific plans, master plans, zoning, policy planning, urban revitalization/infill, transportation projects, and local/regional transportation plans, as well as community engagement and environmental review.

You may be a fit if:
• You love planning for the future of communities and making a difference with your work.
• You’re looking for an exciting opportunity to gain invaluable experience with real-world projects and exposure and diverse skills building related to each of PlaceWorks major practice areas (Planning, Design, and Environmental).
• You enjoy a mix of collaborative teamwork as well as independent research and analysis.
• You have strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills and aren’t afraid to ask questions.
• You have excellent writing, formatting, and proofreading skills and are detail-oriented.
• Engaging with the public excited you, and you’re willing to jump-in to help with outreach efforts.
• You enjoy using your technical skills to assist in the creation of maps, plan documents, proposals, and presentations.
• You’re a skilled researcher and enjoy analyzing and compiling research and data as required by a project.
• Multi-tasking is second nature and you can product project documents and work products by stated deadlines.
• You’re familiar and experienced with Adobe Creative Suite and/or ArcGIS.

• A current graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning.
• Must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week during the summer months.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).

To be considered, submit your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample or design samples as a single PDF (no greater than 10MB) with the email subject line, “Santa Ana: 2019 Summer Intern” to