Current Opening(s)

Internships – Transportation Planner (Spring, Summer & Fall Semesters) – 2024

Semester Opportunity:                  Apply by:                           Approximate Start Date:
Summer 2024                                   April 1, 2024                          June 4, 2024
Fall 2024                                           July 1, 2024                           September 10, 2024
Hours:  10-16 hours per week, Monday – Friday (flexible based on availability and business needs)

Wages:  $12.00/hour (undergrad); $15.00/hr (grad student)

Qualified internship candidates must:

  • Be enrolled at a college or university registered for intern credits–preferably in a Planning, Geography, or related program (Note: If a specific registration period is closed or not yet open, candidates must sign a letter of intent to register for internship credits at the next available registration period.)
  • Be able to conduct field work outdoors, sometimes in less-than-ideal weather and outside regular office hours
  • Be able to work in person at the ARDC Duluth office (majority of the time)
  • Be able to work remotely via internet connection and Microsoft Teams (at times)
  • Be competent with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point & Teams)
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record (to drive agency vehicle to events and field work locations)
  • Be able to lift up-to 30 pounds

Interns work with the MIC’s planning and communications staff on a variety of transportation planning projects. Apply classroom lessons to “real world” situations.  During their internships (depending on current projects*) interns may:

  • Assist staff in providing technical assistance to local units of government and citizen groups;
  • Collect and/or assess data – assist with data gathering (field collection), analysis and database maintenance;
  • Research and writing – conduct background research in support of planning projects, drafting presentations, graphs, spreadsheets, emails, memos, reports, plan chapters, meeting summaries;
  • Public engagement – assist with planning outreach events, developing informational materials and surveys and interacting with members of the public at events to explain our plans and encourage their input;
  • Participate in MIC team meetings and attend a variety of meetings including Board, advisory committee, and public meetings to observe how different agencies and groups interact with each other on a variety of topics and projects (as schedule permits);
  • Present – give updates and reports to boards and/or committees (optional– depending on student interest);
  • Analyze spatial data using Esri GIS (optional – depending on student interest)

*Specific projects could include Long Range Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Multimodal Safety Action Plan, bike and pedestrian planning, and various project-specific tasks as assigned.

For a complete description, click here:  Transportation Planning Intern

Applicants must follow the Application Instructions listed below to be considered. 

Internships – GIS/Planner (Summer & Fall 2024 and Spring 2025)

Semester Opportunity:        Apply by:                           Approximate Start Date:
Summer 2024                       April 1, 2024                          June 4, 2024
Fall 2024                               July 1, 2024                           September 10, 2024
Spring 2025                          November 1, 2024                January 7, 2025
Summer 2025                       April 1, 2025                          April 1, 2025
Hours: Up to 19 hours per week, Monday – Friday (flexible based on availability and business needs)

Wage: $12.00/per hour

GIS/Planning interns will be working in a professional setting in some of the following areas:  Comprehensive and strategic planning, land use/zoning, economic development, geographic information systems, health community planning, bicycle and pedestrian improvements and transportation planning.  

Qualified internship candidates must:

  • Be a student enrolled at a college or university and have the ability to register for intern credits-preferably in a Planning, GIS, Geography, or related program. If the registration period is closed, candidates must sign a letter of intent to register for internship credits at the next available registration period.  Have ability to conduct field work outdoors, sometimes in less than ideal weather
  • Have the ability to work in person at our offices, and remotely via internet connection
  • Be able to lift up-to 30 pounds
  • Be competent with: Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Esri ArcGIS (ArcGIS Online, ArcMap 10.X Desktop, ArcGIS Pro 2.X), Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have the ability to work remotely via internet connection

For a complete description, click here:  GIS/Planning Intern

Applicants must follow the Application Instructions listed below to be considered. 

 


Application Instructions

To be considered for a position, interested candidates must submit a resume AND download and complete the following forms:

  • Application for Employment (LINK)
  • Certification and Authorization Statement (LINK)
  • Data Practices Advisory (LINK)
  • Applicant Data Record (voluntary) (LINK)

Completed application materials may be submitted:

  • By email to kmattila@ardc.org
  • By mail to ARDC, Human Resource Manager, 221 W. First Street, Duluth, MN 55802

Applications must be received by the position closing date. If selected for an interview, we will contact you. Applicants should update the ARDC with any changes to their contact information. Any questions may be directed to Krista Mattila at 218-529-7543 or kmattila@ardc.org.


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