Summer Intern – Planning Intern – Fort Worth

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Type Of Employment: 
Summer Intern

Position summary:

The Planning Intern is responsible for providing support for TRWD Recreation planning and various planning projects.

The ideal candidate would be a college graduate with a degree in public planning and management, or a related field.

This position would work 40 hours per week during the summer with the potential to continue the internship into the fall.

Qualifications required:

  • Basic understanding of planning principles
  • Specific knowledge relating to pertinent specialty, such recreational planning
  • Competency in various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, GeoPlanner, Esri, and Internet applications
  • College graduate with a degree in public planning and management or related field
  • Texas Driver License

Qualifications desired:

  • Understanding of marketing strategies, digital advertising, branding, and social media industry trends.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Proficiency in some or all of the Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • Basic to intermediate level of proficiency with photography.
  • A basic understanding of WordPress is a plus.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Provides support for recreation planning
  • Assists in collecting and preparing data for various planning projects
  • Conducts field work, collects inventory of assets and recreational facilities
  • Prepares maps and planning reports of limited or variable complexity
  • Attends recreation planning stakeholder meetings with planning staff
  • Presents report findings at team meetings
  • Researches funding sources and assists in writing grant proposals
  • Conducts basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management, and customer service

Nonessential functions, skills and experience:

  • Edit and process data using ArcMap 10.3 (current version). Complete mapping requests with cartographic skill.
  • Produces sketches and renderings of limited or variable complexity
  • Performs other duties as required.

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Flexibility and desire to work on varying planning projects

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Must not be afraid of heights.  Must be able to drive necessary distances when required.  Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will have an office or cubicle, however field work will be required on an as needed basis which will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.