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Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA)
Summer Planning Intern in St. Johnsbury, VT

Position Description
This summer internship position in the rural Northeast Kingdom region of Vermont affords students of land use planning, community development and related fields an opportunity to gain relevant work experience while providing valuable assistance with selected projects in NVDA’s work plan. Appointments are for 10 weeks, up to 30 hours per week.

The intern will work independently on selected projects with supervision provided by NVDA planning staff.

Projects may include data collection; research and analysis of programs and potential funding sources; outreach to municipalities and businesses in the region; design and distribution of surveys; preparation of reports outlining findings of research; distillation of technical subjects into informative factsheets for citizens.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills:
Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, or be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

This position requires at least two years of higher education in an Associate or Bachelor’s degree program in planning or a closely related field. A basic understanding of land use planning principles is desirable, as well as specific knowledge in a related area such as transportation, recreation planning, historic preservation, economic development, or housing. Strong communication, research and writing skills are needed for this position. Graphic design skills a plus.

This position requires competency with desktop computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, as well as part of a team.

Salary and benefits:
Hourly rate is commensurate with experience and education. NVDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Irene Nagle, AICP
Senior Planner
Northeastern Vermont Development Association