Intern - Community Development
Town of Fishers, IN - Fishers, IN

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The Town of Fishers Department of Community Development’s planning division is seeking two qualified interns to fill two full time paid internship positions beginning May or June 2014. Interns will work with senior planners and GIS planners, as well as other departments including Parks and Engineering. Projects include mostly long range planning projects; however interns may also assist in development review projects. Projects the Interns would contribute to include the following:

The Community Development Department and the Parks Department are developing a Parks Master Plan for the Town of Fishers, planned to be completed by the end of 2014. Assistance is needed with updating the inventory of existing park facilities, amenities and current conditions. In addition, interns will assist in researching parks planning best practices, and conducting a GIS analysis of anticipated parks needs based on future land use and demographic data.

The Fishers Preferred Planting Guide is used by planners to inform developers and property owners of the preferred plants to be used when sites are developed. The existing guide needs to be updated. The intern will assist Parks Department and Planning staff in researching plant species and updating the InDesign document.

Fishers has several bicycle initiatives that are underway in 2014, including a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan that will be completed in summer 2014. The intern will assist staff in completing the application for the Bicycle Friendly Community designation through the League of American Bicyclists. The intern will also assist in researching bicycle friendly initiatives, and Safe Routes to School programs.

Fishers began work on the Transportation Plan 2040 in 2013 through an extensive public outreach campaign. The plan will be completed in the summer of 2014. The intern will assist planners and engineers with the creation of the document, which outlines the future transportation system needs, and sets policies for achieving the vision for a comprehensive, multimodal transportation network by 2040.

Minimum Qualifications:

Coursework completed in urban planning, architecture or landscape architecture, or closely related field. Proficiency in Microsoft office, InDesign, and GIS. Experience with Illustrator and Photoshop also preferred.

Supplemental Information:

Internship is funded for three months full time (Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30, 35 hours per week). However, flexible scheduling is available. $11/hour for undergrad level students; $15/hour for graduate level.