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Community Development Intern
City of Oak Forest, IL
The City of Oak Forest is hiring a paid, part-time intern lasting through the summer and potentially longer. The internship will be required to work 15-20 hours a week and the position’s compensation will be $12 per hour.

The candidate must currently be enrolled in an urban planning or public administration program with an accredited university. The potential candidate should have a basic knowledge of planning principles, local government, with a strong knowledge of GIS applications and/or Google Sketchup 3D, proficiency with Microsoft Word and social media networking.

The position will provide the potential candidate with zoning interpretation and casework management experience, as well as planning and economic development experience. Duties will include administrative detail and customer service.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to jmelrose@oak-forest.org no later than May 29, 2015.

Posted 5/11/2015
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Economic Development Coordinator
Village of Lake in the Hills, IL
The Village of Lake in the Hills invites applications for a part-time Economic Development Coordinator. This strategic role involves developing strategies to identify and pursue retail and commercial entities appropriate for the Village, develop and implement strategies to attract businesses, create marketing materials and recommend incentive packages, business relationship development, and economic data and trend tracking and analysis. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business or Public Administration, Urban Planning, Geography, or a related field with a minimum of three years of economic development or municipal government experience or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. Ideal candidates will hold a Master’s Degree and CEcD, EDFP, or AICP Certification.

This is a regular part-time non-exempt position and requires 25 hours per week with a starting hourly rate of $26.58. Applications will be accepted on the Village’s website at: www.lith.org/jobs and will remain open until filled.

The Village of Lake in the Hills is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.
Posted 5/11/2015
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Economic Development Director
City of Woodstock, IL
The City of Woodstock, an established, charming historic community of just less than 25,000, located 55 miles northwest of Chicago on Metra rail, seeks an experienced professional, dynamic leader, with hands-on, involved management style to serve as our next Economic Development Director. The position serves as the administrative head of the Economic Development department to manage, oversee, provide dynamic leadership for and ensure efficient operation of all City economic development services including, but not limited to, business retention and recruitment programs, serving as a liaison and ombudsman to the business community, economic factor/data research, analysis, and reporting, and marketing of the City of Woodstock.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or Public Administration or a related field (Master’s degree preferred) and a minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible economic development management experience with supervisory experience or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. CEcD certification desired. We are seeking an innovative person with strong customer service, dynamic leadership, team building, strategic planning and solid communication skills. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The position provides an excellent benefits package with a salary range of $72,331(min)-$92,319(mid)-$112,330(max).

position profile outlining required application materials, formal opportunity notice and a fillable pdf City of Woodstock job application for this role may be obtained by visiting www.woodstockil.gov, or by requesting such via email to humanresources@woodstockil.gov 

Those interested and qualified, should apply electronically, in confidence, with a completed job application, a cover letter outlining your specific interest in this position, current resume, three (3) professional references, and salary history with salary expectations to: humanresources@woodstockil.gov.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to complete the fillable Adobe electronic job application form for this position, you must first save this file to YOUR computer. You should then open the file on your computer, complete the fields on the form, and then resave the completed form to your computer with a new personalized name. It is this completed, renamed version that you will then e-mail back to us with your other required application materials.

Application materials will be accepted until Friday, May 29, 2015, 5:00 PM.

The City of Woodstock is an Equal Opportunity Employer and reserves the right to select only the most qualified applicants for an interview.
Posted 5/5/2015
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Director of Economic Development/Enterprise Zone Administrator
Whiteside County Economic Development Department
Morrison, IL
JOB SUMMARY: Promote economic growth for Whiteside County by aggressively seeking new industrial growth as well as retention and expansion of existing business and industry. Administer and coordinate the Intergovernmental Agreement between the units of government located within the Whiteside Carroll County Enterprise Zone. Implement provisions of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. Serve as the liaison between and maintain affective relationships with appointed and elected local and state government officials and industry, business and local economic development corporations. Perform other related duties as required. A full job description is available in the County Administrators office.
Posted 4/26/2015
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Village Planner
Community and Economic Development Department
Village of Brookfield, IL
Job Description:
The Village of Brookfield, IL, population 19,500+ and home to the world famous Brookfield Zoo, is accepting applications for the position of Village Planner, a position available in the Community and Economic Development Department. This position will report directly to the Community and Economic Development Director.

Qualified candidates must have experience in the planning field with excellent oral and written communication skills as well as analytic ability. Candidates should be capable of evaluating and managing commercial, residential, and mixed-use development proposals, meeting with the public to discuss development proposals, assisting with long range planning projects, and presenting before boards, commissions, and elected officials. Because the position requires direct interaction with various constituent groups including residents, developers, public, etc., a friendly customer service orientation is necessary.

The position entails a variety of planning and project management activities including:
  • Evaluating development proposals and petitions as they relate to the planning documents of the Village;
  • Conducting research and analysis to prepare recommendations and reports current development petitions;
  • Case and project management including the coordination with various Village departments, external agencies, petitioners, and the public;
  • Assisting with other project management functions, such as requests for proposals (RFP), working with consultants, grant administration, etc.
  • The Village of Brookfield is in the initial phase of projects that include a grant funded Comprehensive Plan development and Zoning Code review, development of the Village GIS, a neighborhood park master plan, as well as several other planning initiatives. The Village Planner serves on the Economic Development Team within the Manager’s Office.

Requirements:
Ideal candidates will have a master’s degree in urban planning or closely related field. Prefer 2-5 years of experience in a municipal planning department handling current development projects in a community with infill-type development and redevelopment is desired, or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience.

Professional certification (AICP) is preferred at time of hire, but must be achieved within 2 years. Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with ArcGIS a plus.

The successful candidate must have excellent public relations skills, have the ability to ensure code compliance and impartial enforcement of all pertinent municipal ordinances, and adhere to APA and/or the AICP code of ethics.

Starting Salary:
The starting salary range is $52,000-$57,000 DOQ. The Village provides a full complement of benefits including paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days, and sick time. Additional benefits include, health and life insurance, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and deferred compensation plans.

Contact Information:
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, copies of current certifications, and three references, no later than May 15, 2015 to: Michelle Robbins/Director of Human Resources. Materials must be submitted via email to mrobbins@brookfieldil.gov.

The Village of Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 4/22/2015
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Planner/Senior Planner
Community Development Department
City of Wood Dale, IL
The City of Wood Dale (population 13,770) is seeking one full-time Planner/Senior Planner. This is a highly skilled, visible and responsible position within the Community Development Department. This position is responsible for planning duties related to but not limited to zoning, planning, development, economic development, code enforcement and GIS.

The Planner/Senior Planner will be required to attend various evening meetings for the City including Streetscape Committee, Community Development Commission and the Committee of the Whole along with City Council meetings, when necessary. The successful candidate must possess strong customer service and excellent communications skills and be attentive to strict deadlines.

A Bachelor's degree in urban planning or related field is required. Three to five years of progressively responsible planning experience in the planning field is required. AICP Certification is highly desired. A Master’s Degree may be substituted for one year of planning experience. This position reports directly to the Community Development Director.

The salary range for the position is $55,000 to $70,000 DOQ plus excellent benefits. Applications are available on the City website and at City Hall. Position is open until filled.

Qualified candidates should send their resume, cover letter, salary history and City Employment Application:

City of Wood Dale
Attn: Human Resources
404 N Wood Dale Rd.
Wood Dale, IL 60191

Applicants may also submit application materials/and or inquiries to the City at employment@wooddale.com.

The City of Wood Dale is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted 4/8/2015
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Project Associate
Metro Strategies
Glen Ellyn & Chicago, IL
Metro Strategies, Inc., a planning, policy and public affairs firm, is seeking a project associate who will assist with projects, research and writing. The project associate will be expected to provide assistance in the planning, organization and implementation of all Metro Strategies projects. The project associate must prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner. This person must be detail oriented – ability to “think-of-everything” and pay close attention to details. This position will support all staff at Metro Strategies.

Duties will include:

• Performing project support duties as assigned by project managers to advance client projects.
• Assisting with preparation of project materials and presentations.
• Conducting research on various topics.
• Preparing articles, reports, project fact sheets and policy briefs.
• Assisting with project/client website content and use of social media.
• Executing all areas related to event management.
• Other duties as assigned.

Skills:
Qualifications include proficiency in the use of personal computers including such programs as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Excellent research and writing skills are required. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary since this position works with all staff, clients and the general public. Willingness to work occasional evenings or weekends when project needs dictate. Working knowledge of public policy issues is important. GIS experience is a plus, but not required. Proficiency in a second language is preferred. Must be able to juggle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize projects efficiently. Since projects can be fast-paced and deadline driven, the ability to be flexible, well-organized and self-sufficient is important. Must demonstrate planning, organizing and implementing skills which allow the successful completion of a project by a specific due date.

Education:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, planning or the equivalent. A master’s degree is preferred.

Salary Range:
$35,000 - $55,000

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Karyn Romano at kromano@metrostrategiesinc.com

Posted 4/7/2015
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Development Services Intern(s)
Development Services Department
Village of Orland Park, IL
The Village of Orland Park’s Development Services Department has an opening for temporary, part-time Intern(s) to perform a wide variety of building division support tasks. This internship will emphasize inspection techniques through closely supervised code interpretation office and field work. This internship will also provide in depth knowledge of local government operations; interpretation and application of building codes, rules, regulations and ordinances related to building construction; and firm understanding of public relation skills.

Responsibilities include providing a variety of administrative tasks including but not limited to residential and business customer service front-end support including permit issuance, preparation of building department applications and information brochures, gathering field data and assisting with general administrative tasks. In addition, these positions will provide supplemental support to building inspectors as related to sign complaints, visual permits, and other related duties that are essential to the day-to-day operations of the department. This position will perform office and field permit work.

This position is designed for a college student pursuing their Bachelor or Master’s degree in design, construction or planning looking to gain valuable experience. Prior coursework in design, construction, planning principles and practices, regulations, and research methods is required. Prior related experience in design, construction or planning is preferred. Must be currently enrolled and pursuing a related Bachelor or Master’s degree program.

Must be able to understand and apply building codes, ordinances, regulations and techniques related to the proper inspection of building construction. Must be able to develop field inspection skills. Strong customer service skills are required. Must possess strong oral/ written communication skills and ability to multi-task.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. A valid driver’s license is also required.

This is a temporary, part-time position working 18-20 hours per week. A consistent weekly work schedule will be required.

Applicants MUST specify availability (Days and Hours) at time of application. Only candidates available to work regularly now through December need apply.

Salary: $12.00 per hour based on qualifications.

Interested candidates may complete an application or send a resume to Human Resources, Village of Orland Park, 14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462, fax to 708-349-4859 or email to hr@orlandpark.org.
Posted 3/17/2015
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Policy Analyst – Regional Land Use and Housing (PAE031)
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Chicago, IL
**job description edited by CMAP on 3/23/2015

Policy Analyst – Regional Land Use and Housing (PAE031)
Company/Agency: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Job Category: Assistant or Associate Level
Experience Required: Assistant (0-2 years), Associate (2-4 years)
Salary Range: Commensurate with level hired

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking to hire a Policy Analyst. CMAP is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP developed and now leads the implementation of GO TO 2040, metropolitan Chicago's first comprehensive regional plan in more than 100 years. To address anticipated population growth of more than 2 million new residents, GO TO 2040 establishes coordinated strategies that help the region’s 284 communities address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more information.

Position Description
The ideal candidate for this position will be able to assist with and produce regional-scale analyses of land use, housing, and development issues that support the recommendations of GO TO 2040 and development of the next comprehensive regional plan. The policy analyst will produce work on a range of topics, such as jobs-housing balance, fiscal and economic impact of land uses, housing elasticity and supply, the relationship between real-estate trends and long-term land use change, and planning for the interrelated nature of transportation and land use. Work in this area may also relate broadly to CMAP’s policies and research on transportation, tax policy, and regional economy topics.

The policy analyst will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data, managing research, and producing reports and issue briefs on housing, land use, and development topics. In addition, this position will support activities monitoring and providing agency direction on federal, state and local public policy, and communicating and coordinating with the agency's partners on issues that affect land use and housing. In this work, the policy analyst will be expected to emphasize the recommendations of GO TO 2040 and work collaboratively with other entities to set regional priorities.

Essential Functions:
• Collect and analyze data on regional land use, development, and housing trends, both within the region and in peer regions.
• Manage or support agency research projects which analyze and report on the housing, land use, and development issues facing northeast Illinois.
• Write reports and issue briefs which explain data trends and the potential impacts of changes in federal, state, or local public policy.
• Enhance the agency’s capacity to analyze and forecast public finances related to housing and land use development.
• Monitor and evaluate regional, state, and national policies and initiatives that relate to housing and development issues.
• Present work to relevant CMAP committees and participate in regional groups on these issues as they affect metropolitan Chicago.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing on issues of public policy and planning.
• Excellent data management skills and the ability to manipulate and analyze large data sources, as well as the ability to generate findings from these data and present results.
• Demonstrated skills with microcomputer databases, spreadsheets, and Arc/GIS geographic information systems.
• Demonstrated ability to lead complex research projects and produce reports and issue briefs that are factual, original, compelling and persuasive.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to complement existing projects via independent or team-based work.
• A demonstrated knowledge of real estate analytics as well as housing and land use development issues, particularly at the regional scale.
• Familiarity with the governance structure of northeastern Illinois.

Education and/or Experience:
• A Master’s degree in Public Policy, Planning, Economics, Public Administration or a related field is required.
• Prior work experience in a related field is preferred.
• Ability to work effectively in an environment using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products, with adaptability to other software.

Contact Information
Send your resume, cover letter with contact information and Job Code PAE031
Email: hresources@cmap.illinois.gov

Mail:
Human Resources
CMAP: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606

Emailed resumes will receive an auto receipt. We do not send receipts for mailed resumes. Position open until filled. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Posted 3/12/2015
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Planner
Community Preservation & Development Department
City of Park Ridge, IL
The City of Park Ridge's Community Preservation & Development Department is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Planner. This position serves as the primary contact in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance and the processing of variance cases. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating zoning reviews; serving as staff liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals; investigating zoning complaints; inspecting properties for the compliance with zoning regulations; processing resubdivisions; and assisting applicants with inquiries regarding projects. Assisting with other Planning & Zoning Division functions, such as the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning & Zoning Commission will also be required.

Successful candidate must have the ability to handle numerous projects at the same time. Excellent customer service skills are a must. 3-5 years’ experience working with zoning ordinances, planning and/or related experience required. Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or technical school required. AICP certification desired, but not required. Starting annual salary range is $53,858 to $64,630, depending on experience and qualifications, plus benefits.

Position is available until filled.

Please submit cover letter and resume to HR Generalist, Annie Eriksson, via email aeriksso@parkridge.us or by U.S. Mail: City of Park Ridge
Attn: Human Resources
505 Butler Place
Park Ridge, IL 60068
EOE M/F/D/V
 
Posted 3/12/2015
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Unpaid/Volunteer Opportunities

Architecture Blogger Virtual Internship
Global Site Plans
(Online)
Are you a student who is seeking a career in architecture after graduation? Do you have a passion for writing and want learn how to blog and expand your social media reach? If so, Global Site Plans wants to hear from you. Global Site Plans is seeking qualified applicants for Architecture Blogger Internships. We want you to share with our audience how the field of architecture is impacting your city.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, careers in the fields of Architecture and Social Media are in demand; however, job seekers in these fields face strong competition when vying for positions. Qualified candidates need education and experience. While you are working hard to acquire the necessary education, let us help you gain some valuable experience.

As an Architecture Blogger, you will have the opportunity to build your personal brand on the Internet, develop your presence as an expert in your field, network within your community, and expand your recognition across different social media platforms. You will gain valuable experience and skills, and we make all of our internships available for academic credit. In addition, we offer free resume and career coaching to support you as you transition from our internship into the next phase of your career.

This is a virtual internship, and although you don’t have to commute to our office, we still expect professionalism and commitment from you. We are looking for the best of the best. If you are creative, energetic, and eager to learn, and can commit to at least a six month internship; we want to hear from you.

What to expect during your internship with Global Site Plans?

You can expect to gain experience in a variety of areas, and this is a great way to gain visibility as you enter the public or private workforce.

Increased knowledge and exposure to blogging career opportunities;
Ability to utilize WordPress blogging software with increased knowledge of functionality and features;
Obtain editorial feedback to improve writing skills;
Branding yourself on the Internet and creating exposure for job opportunities;
Social media and marketing training;
Performance based upon word count accuracy, number of revisions required of each blog and improvements over time, meeting deadlines, and following formatting according to training.

What we’re looking for:

6 month or 1 year commitment, contractually;
2 blogs per month (12 blogs in total for 6 months);
Uninterrupted Internet and computer access, must check email daily;
Excellent English and writing skills;
Passion for architecture and design;
Access to a camera for taking local images for your blogs, or ability to partner with a local photographer;
Ability to work under deadlines and meet them;
Ability to work remotely.

To apply follow this link http://webforms.zenginehq.com/globalsiteplans and complete the items outlined below:

Attach your resume and cover letter;
Take this online English language proficiency test http://www.transparent.com/learn-english/proficiency-test.html, print in “PDF” and attach results;
Attach a writing sample regarding a local architectural topic;
Attach 12 sample blog titles that you are interested in blogging about (topics should be related to where you will be living during the term of the internship);
Like Global Site Plans on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/globalsiteplans;
Follow Global Site Plans on Twitter https://twitter.com/globalsiteplans.

This is an unpaid and virtual internship that can be completed from home. While we cannot guarantee opportunities for paid employment, interns will always gain first preference in our hiring processes.

Deadline to apply: 6/6/2015
Posted 4/15/2015
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Assistant Editor Virtual Internship
Global Site Plans
(Online)
Are you passionate about journalism and detail oriented? Are you a natural leader and good with deadlines? If so, Global Site Plans wants to hear from you. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, online media publications are thriving, while print media outlets continue to decline. Despite the growth of online media, job seekers vying for journalism careers still face strong competition. Qualified candidates need education and experience. While you are working hard to acquire the necessary education, let us help you gain some valuable experience.

Global Site Plans is seeking qualified applicants for Assistant Editor Internships. As an Assistant Editor, you will have the opportunity to supervise our blog writers. You will gain valuable experience and skills, and we make all of our internships available for academic credit. In addition, we offer free resume and career coaching to support you as you transition from our internship into the next phase of your career.

This is a virtual internship, and although you don’t have to commute to our office, we still expect professionalism and commitment from you. We are looking for the best of the best. If you are creative, energetic, and eager to learn, and can commit to at least a one year internship; we want to hear from you.

What to expect during your internship with Global Site Plans?

You can expect to gain experience in a variety of areas such as editing, WordPress formatting, and collaborating with a diverse group of international bloggers. Your duties may include, but are not limited to:

Supervising up to 10 blogging interns;
Creating and managing blogging submission schedules;
Ensuring bloggers meet weekly deadlines;
Editing blogs for content, grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, and formatting;
Formatting individual blog submissions in WordPress;
Supporting direct reports through constructive, positive feedback; and
Developing and motivating your team over a six month or one year internship lifecycle.

What we’re looking for:

1 year commitment, contractually;
Excellent English writing and editing skills;
Uninterrupted Internet and computer access, must check email daily;
Ability to manage 10 blogger interns, with a natural desire to teach;
Independent self-starter;
Superior time management skills;
Problem solver and creative thinker;
Great communication and people skills, a natural motivator;
Multicultural understanding and awareness;
Ability to work remotely;
Previous experience as a writer for a blog is a plus.

To apply follow this link http://webforms.zenginehq.com/globalsiteplans and complete the items outlined below:

Attach your resume and cover letter;
Take this online English language proficiency test http://www.transparent.com/learn-english/proficiency-test.html, print in “PDF” and attach results;
Download the following writing sample http://www.globalsiteplans.com/files/2012/02/Edit-the-following-writing-sample_Global-Site-Plans.pdf. Edit the sample, utilizing tracked changes for spelling, grammar, punctuation and content. Provide comments as needed within the document, then attach within the application form;
Like Global Site Plans on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/globalsiteplans;
Follow Global Site Plans on Twitter https://twitter.com/globalsiteplans.

This is an unpaid and virtual internship that can be completed from home. While we cannot guarantee opportunities for paid employment, interns will always gain first preference in our hiring processes.

Deadline to apply: 6/6/2015

Posted 4/15/2015
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Environmental Design Blogger Virtual Internship
Global Site Plans
(Online)
Are you a student with an interest in environmental design and social media? Do you have a passion for writing and want learn how to blog and expand your social media reach? If so, Global Site Plans wants to hear from you. Global Site Plans is seeking qualified applicants for Environmental Design Blogger Internships. We want you to share with our audience how the field of environmental design is impacting your city.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, careers in the fields of Social Media and Environmental Design are in high demand. As cities continue to expand and grow, social and environmental issues such sustainability, crime prevention, and access to health care become more important; however, job seekers in these fields face strong competition when vying for positions. Qualified candidates need education and experience. While you are working hard to acquire the necessary education, let us help you gain some valuable experience.

As an Environmental Design Blogger, you will have the opportunity to build your personal brand on the Internet, develop your presence as an expert in your field, network within your community, and expand your recognition across different social media platforms. You will gain valuable experience and skills, and we make all of our internships available for academic credit. In addition, we offer free resume and career coaching to support you as you transition from our internship into the next phase of your career.

This is a virtual internship, and although you don’t have to commute to our office, we still expect professionalism and commitment from you. We are looking for the best of the best. If you are creative, energetic, and eager to learn, and can commit to at least a six month internship; we want to hear from you.

What to expect during your internship with  Global Site Plans?

You can expect to gain experience in a variety of areas, and this is a great way to gain visibility as you enter the public and private workforce.

Increased knowledge and exposure to blogging career opportunities;
Ability to utilize WordPress blogging software with increased knowledge of functionality and features;
Obtain editorial feedback to improve writing skills;
Branding yourself on the Internet and creating exposure for job opportunities;
Social media and marketing training;
Performance based upon word count accuracy, number of revisions required of each blog and improvements over time, meeting deadlines, and following formatting according to training.

What we’re looking for:

6 month or 1 year commitment, contractually;
2 blogs per month (12 blogs in total for 6 months);
Uninterrupted Internet and computer access, must check email daily;
Excellent English and writing skills;
Passion for environmental design;
Access to a camera for taking local images for your blogs, or ability to partner with a local photographer;
Ability to work under deadlines and meet them;
Ability to work remotely.

To apply follow this link http://webforms.zenginehq.com/globalsiteplans and complete the items outlined below:

Attach your resume and cover letter;
Take this online English language proficiency test http://www.transparent.com/learn-english/proficiency-test.html, print in “PDF” and attach results;
Attach a writing sample regarding a local environmental design topic;
Attach 12 sample blog titles that you are interested in blogging about (topics should be related to where you will be living during the term of the internship);
Like Global Site Plans on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/globalsiteplans
Follow Global Site Plans on Twitter https://twitter.com/globalsiteplans

This is an unpaid and virtual internship that can be completed from home. While we cannot guarantee opportunities for paid employment, interns will always gain first preference in our hiring processes.

Deadline to apply: 6/6/2015

Posted 4/15/2015
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Landscape Architecture Blogger Virtual Internship
Global Site Plans
(Online)
Are you a student with an interest in landscape architecure and social media? Do you have a passion for writing and want learn how to blog and expand your social media reach? If so, Global Site Plans wants to hear from you. Global Site Plans is seeking qualified applicants for Landscape Architecture Blogger Internships. We want you to share with our audience how the field of landscape architecture is impacting your city.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, careers in the fields of Social Media and Landscape Architecture are in demand. As cities continue to expand and grow, social and environmental issues such sustainability, crime prevention, and access to health care become more important; however, job seekers in these fields face strong competition when vying for positions. Qualified candidates need education and experience. While you are working hard to acquire the necessary education, let us help you gain some valuable experience.

As an Landscape Architecture Blogger, you will have the opportunity to build your personal brand on the Internet, develop your presence as an expert in your field, network within your community, and expand your recognition across different social media platforms. You will gain valuable experience and skills, and we make all of our internships available for academic credit. In addition, we offer free resume and career coaching to support you as you transition from our internship into the next phase of your career.

This is a virtual internship, and although you don’t have to commute to our office, we still expect professionalism and commitment from you. We are looking for the best of the best. If you are creative, energitic, and eager to learn, and can commit to at least a six month internship; we want to hear from you.

What to expect during your intership with Global Site Plans?

You can expect to gain experience in a variety of areas, and this is a great way to gain visibility as you enter the public or private workforce.

Increased knowledge and exposure to blogging career opportunities;
Ability to utilize WordPress blogging software with increased knowledge of functionality and features;
Obtain editorial feedback to improve writing skills;
Branding yourself on the Internet and creating exposure for job opportunities;
Performance based upon word count accuracy, number of revisions required of each blog and improvements over time, meeting deadlines, and following formatting according to training.

What we’re looking for:

6 month or 1 year commitment, contractually;
2 blogs per month (12 blogs in total for 6 months);
Uninterrupted Internet and computer access, must check email daily;
Excellent English and writing skills;
Passion for landscape architecture;
Access to a camera for taking local images for your blogs, or ability to partner with a local photographer;
Ability to work under deadlines and meet them;
Ability to work remotely.

To apply follow this link http://webforms.zenginehq.com/globalsiteplans and complete the items outlined below:

Attach your resume and cover letter;
Take this online English language proficiency test http://www.transparent.com/learn-english/proficiency-test.html, print in “PDF” and attach results;
Attach a writing sample regarding a local landscape architecture topic;
Attach 12 sample blog titles that you are interested in blogging about (topics should be related to where you will be living during the term of the internship);
Like Global Site Plans on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/globalsiteplans
Follow Global Site Plans on Twitter https://twitter.com/globalsiteplans

This is an unpaid and virtual internship that can be completed from home. While we cannot guarantee opportunities for paid employment, interns will always gain first preference in our hiring processes.

Deadline to apply: 6/6/2015

Posted 4/15/2015
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Social Media Coordinator Virtual Internships
Global Site Plans
(Online)
Do you have an interest in learning how to use social media to create and strengthen communities? Are you a student who is working towards a career in social media, digital marketing, or business development? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the social and digital media field is rapidly expanding. Social media professionals are in demand in almost every industry, but job seekers face strong competition when vying for these careers. Qualified candidates need education and experience. While you are working hard to acquire the necessary education, let us help you gain some valuable experience.

Global Site Plans is seeking qualified applicants for Social Media Coordinator Internships. As a Social Media Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in community and content management on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. You will gain valuable experience and skills, and depending the guidelines of your college or university we make all of our internships available for academic credit. In addition, we offer free resume and career coaching to support you as you transition from our internship into the next phase of your career.

This is a virtual internship, and although you don’t have to commute to our office, we still expect professionalism and commitment from you. We are looking for the best of best. If you are creative, energetic, and eager to learn, and you can commit to at least a one year internship; we want to hear from you!

What to expect during your internship with Global Site Plans?

You can expect to gain experience in a variety of areas such as the coordination and maintenance of social media platforms, environmental design practices, and how social media is used as a marketing tool.

Professional knowledge regarding the coordination and maintenance of social media platforms, providing you expertise in the field of social media coordination;
Increased personal profile in the environmental design community;
Increased knowledge of best and worst environmental design practices through reading and spearheading dialogue surrounding The Grid blog posts;
Understanding of how to utilize the HootSuite social media platform;
Communication with high profile environmental design organizations, while increasing and strengthening your network;
Increased knowledge and understanding of how social media is used as a marketing tool, including analyzing metrics, how to use hashtags, and how to coordinate Twitter chats.

What we’re looking for:

Knowledge in the fields of environmental design (studying towards a degree in urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or related field).
Time commitment of 10 hours per week.
Excellent command of the English language with a keen attention to details, especially spelling and grammar.
Ability to professionally monitor, reply and add to social media discussions.
Ability to coordinate Global Site Plans’ Facebook page.
Ability to coordinate Global Site Plans’ Twitter profile.
Ability to spearhead LinkedIn group dialogues.
Ability to submit blog posts to partner websites.
Coordinate monthly Twitter chats for #thegrid.

To apply follow this link http://webforms.zenginehq.com/globalsiteplans and complete the items outlined below:

Attach your resume and cover letter;
Take this online English language proficiency test http://www.transparent.com/learn-english/proficiency-test.html, print in “PDF” and attach results;
Like Global Site Plans on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/globalsiteplans
Follow Global Site Plans on Twitter https://twitter.com/globalsiteplans

This is an unpaid and virtual internship that can be completed from home. While we cannot guarantee opportunities for paid employment, interns will always gain first preference in our hiring processes.

Deadline to apply: 6/6/2015

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Structural/Civil Engineer Blogger Internships
Global Site Plans
(Online)
Are you a student who is seeking a career in structural or civil engineering after graduation? Do you have a passion for writing and want learn how to blog and expand your social media reach? If so, Global Site Plans wants to hear from you. Global Site Plans is seeking qualified applicants for Structural/Civil Engineer Blogger Internships. We want you to share with our audience how the field of structural/civil engineering is impacting your city.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, careers in the fields of Structural/Civil Engineering and Social Media are in demand; however, job seekers in these fields face strong competition when vying for positions. Qualified candidates need education and experience. While you are working hard to acquire the necessary education, let us help you gain some valuable experience.

As a Structural/Civil Engineer Blogger, you will have the opportunity to build your personal brand on the Internet, develop your presence as an expert in your field, network within your community, and expand your recognition across different social media platforms. You will gain valuable experience and skills, and we make all of our internships available for academic credit. In addition, we offer free resume and career coaching to support you as you transition from our internship into the next phase of your career.

This is a virtual internship, and although you don’t have to commute to our office, we still expect professionalism and commitment from you. We are looking for the best of the best. If you are creative, energetic, and eager to learn, and can commit to at least a six month internship; we want to hear from you.

What to expect during your internship with Global Site Plans?

You can expect to gain experience in a variety of areas, and this is a great way to gain visibility as you enter the public or private workforce.

Increased knowledge and exposure to blogging career opportunities;
Ability to utilize WordPress blogging software with increased knowledge of functionality and features;
Obtain editorial feedback to improve writing skills;
Branding yourself on the Internet and creating exposure for job opportunities;
Social media and marketing training;
Performance based upon word count accuracy, number of revisions required of each blog and improvements over time, meeting deadlines, and following formatting according to training.

What we’re looking for:

6 month or 1 year commitment, contractually;
2 blogs per month (12 blogs in total for 6 months);
Uninterrupted Internet and computer access, must check email daily;
Excellent English and writing skills;
Passion for structural or civil engineering and the built environment;
Access to a camera for taking local images for your blogs, or ability to partner with a local photographer;
Ability to work under deadlines and meet them;
Ability to work remotely.
To apply follow this link http://webforms.zenginehq.com/globalsiteplans and complete the items outlined below:

Attach your resume and cover letter;
Take this online English language proficiency test http://www.transparent.com/learn-english/proficiency-test.html print in “PDF” and attach results;
Attach a writing sample regarding a local structural or civil engineering topic;
Attach 12 sample blog titles that you are interested in blogging about (topics should be related to where you will be living during the term of the internship);
Like Global Site Plans on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/globalsiteplans
Follow Global Site Plans on Twitter https://twitter.com/globalsiteplans

This is an unpaid and virtual internship that can be completed from home. While we cannot guarantee opportunities for paid employment, interns will always gain first preference in our hiring processes.

Deadline to apply: 6/6/2015
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Urban Planning Blogger Virtual Internship
Global Site Plans
(Online)
Are you a student with an interest in urban planning and social media? Do you have a passion for writing and want learn how to blog and expand your social media reach? If so, Global Site Plans wants to hear from you. Global Site Plans is seeking qualified applicants for Urban Planning Blogger Internships. We want you to share with our audience how the field of urban planning is impacting your city.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, careers in Social Media, and Urban and Regional Planning are in high demand. As cities continue to expand and grow, social and environmental issues such sustainability, crime prevention, and access to health care become more important. Job seekers in these fields face strong competition when vying for positions. Qualified candidates need education and experience. While you are working hard to acquire the necessary education, let us help you gain some valuable experience.

As an Urban Planning Blogger, you will have the opportunity to build your personal brand on the Internet, develop your presence as an expert in your field, network within your community, and expand your recognition across different social media platforms. You will gain valuable experience and skills, and we make all of our internships available for academic credit. In addition, we offer free resume and career coaching to support you as you transition from our internship into the next phase of your career.

This is a virtual internship, and although you don’t have to commute to our office, we still expect professionalism and commitment from you. We are looking for the best of the best. If you are creative, energitic, and eager to learn, and can commit to at least a six month internship; we want to hear from you.

What to expect during your internship with Global Site Plans?

You can expect to gain experience in a variety of areas, and this is a great way to gain visibility as you enter the public or private workforce.

Increased knowledge and exposure to blogging career opportunities; Ability to utilize WordPress blogging software with increased knowledge of functionality and features; Obtain editorial feedback to improve writing skills; Branding yourself on the Internet and creating exposure for job opportunities; Social media and marketing training; Performance based upon word count accuracy, number of revisions required of each blog and improvements over time, meeting deadlines, and following formatting according to training. What we’re looking for:

6 month or 1 year commitment, contractually; 2 blogs per month (12 blogs in total for 6 months); Uninterrupted Internet and computer access, must check email daily; Excellent English and writing skills; Passion for urban planning and design; Access to a camera for taking local images for your blogs, or ability to partner with a local photographer; Ability to work under deadlines and meet them; Ability to work remotely. To apply follow this link http://webforms.zenginehq.com/globalsiteplans and complete the items outlined below:

Attach your resume and cover letter; Take this online English language proficiency test http://www.transparent.com/learn-english/proficiency-test.html, print in “PDF” and attach results; Attach a writing sample regarding a local urban planning topic; Attach 12 sample blog titles that you are interested in blogging about (topics should be related to where you will be living during the term of the internship); Like Global Site Plans on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/globalsiteplans; Follow Global Site Plans on Twitter https://twitter.com/globalsiteplans. This is an unpaid and virtual internship that can be completed from home. While we cannot guarantee opportunities for paid employment, interns will always gain first preference in our hiring processes.

Deadline to apply: 6/6/2015
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