Gain experience in the planning field, with a focus on multimodal transportation
The MIC offers two paid internships per year. Our goal is to provide a valuable learning experience by building on the knowledge and skills acquired in academic courses while gaining work experience in a professional office setting.
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 during Spring or Fall semester.
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:
– By email to Mary Zanoni, Human Resource Manager (email link at right)
– By mail to ARDC, Attn: Human Resource Manager, 221 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802
– In person at 221 West First Street, downtown Duluth (M-F, 8:00 am–4:30 pm)
– By fax at (218) 529-7592
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?