About the Internship Supports Regional Policy program staff with research and writing on transportation, urban development issues, and sensible growth. An understanding of transportation and urban development policy, regional and state government, and community development is preferred. Strong research, writing, and analytical skills are a must.
Research best practices and analyze policy recommendations.
Assist with writing and editing of MPC written material, including content for Web site and print publication
Assist with outreach.
Campaigns and Projects
Transportation Capital Investment Criteria
Tollway best practices
Public Private Partnerships
Skills and Qualifications
Strong research, writing, and analytical skills
Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft word, Adobe Illustrator, the Internet and computerized databases
Ability to juggle projects, stay organized, and adhere to time tables
Ability to work well independently as well as with others
Familiarity with regional planning policy issues and/or the ability to distill concise, accurate descriptions of complicated policy issues a plus
GIS experience a plus
Interns at MPC have exposure to a broad range of regional policy issues and the opportunity to connect with a variety of planning agencies, community groups and officials.
Hours: Minimum 15 hours a week, maximum 30 hours a week, beginning ASAP.
Compensation: $12/hour. To apply: Please forward a cover letter and resume to Jackie Diaz firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: 25 E. Washington, Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 922-5616