Under the joint direction of the City Planner and the City of Monona Project Manager, the Planning and Sustainability Intern will perform various office duties and assist with day-to-day operations of both the Planning and Community Development Department as well as promoting the City’s sustainability initiatives. This is a paid internship offering candidates an opportunity to gain valuable workplace skills, an increased understanding of working in a professional office environment, and networking possibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in preparation for Plan Commission, Sustainability Committee and Landmarks Commission meetings:
- Draft staff reports on applications for review.
- Mail and post public hearing notices and agendas.
- Attend at least one evening committee meeting per month.
- Prepare meeting minutes.
- Process sign permits for review by City Planner.
- Assist staff with website postings, ensuring public access to plans and development information.
- Coordinate outreach at community events, resident and business education and outreach, product and policy research, maintenance of both the Sustainable Monona webpages and the Sustainable Monona Facebook account.
- Conduct research on various planning, sustainability and zoning issues as needed.
- Interact with local Monona businesses and residents, as well as staff from various partners such as counties, cities, the WDNR, and many non-profits.
- Assist with office file management (paper and digital files).
- Ideally applicants should be students of a graduate program in planning, public administration, geography, urban studies, real estate, or related field and have an interest in sustainability and environmental conservation.
- Must be able to work 12-18 hours per week, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Exact work hours are flexible.
- Must be able to attend at least one evening committee meeting each month.
Knowledge and Abilities
- Ability to work productively with indirect supervision.
- Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.
- Clear and concise writing skills.
- Some knowledge or understanding of local government operations and an interest in working in civil service.
- Flexibility and desire to work on various sustainability (including field surveys), planning projects and office management and projects.
For more information and to apply visit: http://www.mymonona.com/839/Current-Job-Openings