The MIC is seeking a part-time (12-20 hours/week) Urban Transportation Planning intern for the 2019 Fall Semester to assist with a variety of urban transportation projects. Qualified candidates must be enrolled at a college or university registered for intern credits–preferably in a Planning, Geography, Transportation & Logistics, or related program.
Candidates must be enrolled in good standing at a university or college as an undergraduate or graduate student during the semester of the internship. To be eligible for a MIC internship, you must be able to:
– Register for internship credits through a university or college program and provide verification of enrollment;
– Commit to a semester-length internship;
– Work 15-20 hours per week.
See ‘To Apply’ tab for information about the hiring process.
Depending on the time of year and current work program, intern work may include:
Data collection – through online surveys, field observations of traffic movements, manual counts of bicycles and pedestrians, handheld GPS
Data entry and analysis – using Excel, Survey Monkey, basic ArcGIS
Research – on topics in support of planning projects
Writing – memos, reports, plan chapters, meeting minutes, using Word, Powerpoint, Publisher, Adobe PDF
Meetings – assisting with and/or attending scheduled meetings with policy board, advisory committees, local jurisdictions, agencies and working groups
Social Media – posting relevant content to the MIC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and OpenMIC blog
Presentations (optional) – committee updates and status reports, Powerpoints
Interns will have the opportunity to learn and improve in the following topic and skill areas:
Socio-economic Input Data in Travel Demand Modeling
Networking and Interpersonal Skills
Government Agency Coordination and Collaboration
Computer Software – Microsoft Office Suite and ESRI ArcMap
Basic Geographic Information System Theory and Applications
Accepting Applications through Friday, May 24, 2019
The application process is managed by the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (the MIC is a division of ARDC). Visit ardc.org/careers to apply.
Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. If selected for an interview, we will contact you. Please keep us updated with any address/phone number changes.
Selected candidates will be invited to interview with MIC staff. Successful applicants will be able to describe how their work experience, extracurricular activities and/or college coursework have helped to develop these needed competencies and interests:
Good verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated to work both independently and in a collaborative work setting
Ability to interact in a professional office setting
Detail oriented, good organizational skills
Ability to balance multiple projects and adaptable, when necessary,
Interest in transportation and planning in general and in this internship specifically
Typical questions that may be asked in the interview include:
What’s your understanding of what the MIC is, and what we do?
How has your education prepared you for this internship?
How has your work experience prepared you for this internship?
What are you hoping to gain from this internship?
Describe your experience working in teams and with groups on projects?
Describe your experience using social media – personally, and on behalf of a group or organization.
Describe your computer and technology skills (equipment, software, level of expertise).
What experience have you had in writing reports, business letters and/or memos?
What are your career plans?
Summarize: why should we hire you for this internship?