Thursday, August 14, 2008

Internship: Graduate-level Internship at PlaceVision in Chicago, IL

Fall Internship
(August – December)

PlaceVision seeks a graduate-level intern to work closely with the project leader on web-based urban planning projects. These projects help planners create visual-based zoning ordinances through the creative use of web-based technology such as Google Earth, Google Maps, and proprietary software. The intern will help develop ideas that solve the specific needs of planners by matching useful software tools to different phases of the comprehensive planning process. The intern will also be working on presentation methods for design guidelines and comprehensive plans. Minimal technical experience is required for this position, such as the ability to fill out an online form, navigate the web, and use search engines to perform research related tasks. SketchUp skills a plus.

The ideal intern will have graduate-level coursework in physical planning, economic development, and community participation/development. A clear understanding of the planning process is mandatory and over a year experience in urban planning or related profession is desired. He/She will also have strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, and conduct research about planning and technology topics.

About PlaceVision
Crystal Wilson, a 2002 CUPPA alumnus, founded PlaceVision to help urban planners and related fields communicate more effectively through web-based technology and interactive graphics. We are a technology firm that helps planners overcome technology hurdles. We provide training on how to get the most from popular graphics software and on how to use popular web applications to educate and encourage communities to participate in the plan making process.

How To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Gloria via email Review of PlaceVision’s services and solutions at is highly encouraged. This is a paid position commensurate to qualifications.

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