Monday, October 20, 2008

Metropolitan Planning Council Regional Policy & Sensible Growth Intern

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
  • Placemaking
  • 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
    Location: 25 E. Washington, Suite 1600
                     Chicago, IL 60602
                     (312) 922-5616
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