This position will familiarize the intern with various aspects of City planning. Projects include: data collection, photographing development sites and producing maps and reports for Boards and Commissions. The intern will learn about the roles and activities of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment and Historic Preservation Commission. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will be actively participating in a degree program in urban planning or another closely related field. The following are essential: strong written and oral communication skills; the ability to work both independently and in a group setting; and good organizational and note taking skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software required. Ability to produce maps using GIS required. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code Chapter 92.8.
It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees.
About City of Iowa City
Employing approximately 600 permanent employees and 400 temporary and seasonal employees, the City of Iowa City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection, construction and maintenance of roads, streets and infrastructure, inspection and licensing functions, solid waste collection and recycling services which include the operation of a landfill serving all of Johnson County, a municipal airport, library, recreational activities and cultural events. The City owns and operates its water supply and distribution system and sewage collection and treatment system with secondary treatment also provided. The City operates a municipal off-street and on-street parking system in the downtown area. The City also operates a transit system. The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive wages and an excellent benefits package for eligible positions."