2023 Internship Opportunity

Last updated on February 06, 2023

Applications will be accepted from February 13, 2023 to April 7, 2023.

The City of Orlando is seeking college/university students (graduate level preferred but not required) to work on various initiatives currently underway in the City Planning Division and the Transportation Department. This is the perfect opportunity for students to learn more about the role of urban planning from the governmental perspective and to gain practical knowledge as they further refine their career path.

The internship is open to current college students with a declared major in a relevant field. Ideal candidates should have strong organizational skills, an ability to work independently to meet deadlines and be able to convey information clearly both orally and in writing. Students in the following programs are encouraged to apply: Urban and Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Historic Preservation and Public Administration. Experience with Sketchup, Excel, PowerPoint and GIS is encouraged.

Two internship topic areas are available:

  • Transportation focus, including analyzing, tracking and compiling data (i.e. safety, impact fee, transit, micromobility), creating a map and photographic visuals for transportation project to include working with GIS mapping, drafting website language, supporting event traffic control as needed and supporting staff with community events and public meetings. Transportation internships will run for approximately 3-6 months, 15-30 hours per week on-site.
  • Land Use Planning focus, including creating a photographic inventory of urban design concepts, drafting website language for City Planning projects, using GIS to prepare maps of neighborhood study areas, evaluating development patterns to identify trends in various parts of the city, tracking and comparing job and housing growth in various metro areas, evaluating innovative community engagement techniques and evaluating past development successes and pitfalls. Land Use Planning internships will run for approximately 6-12 weeks, between 15-20 hours per week on-site.

Internships are expected to start in early June. Aside from standard office hours, interns should also expect to take part in evening and/or weekend neighborhood and community meetings. Interns will be paid at a rate of $15 per hour.

Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter, including preferred focus area, and any special requests for scheduling
  • Resume

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on April 7, 2023.  Email your submittal to Michaelle Petion, Internship Coordinator, at: michaelle.petion@orlando.gov. No phone calls or paper submittals please.

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