Hillsborough County Planning Commission Summer 2016 Internship

The Hillsborough County Planning Commission is offering an internship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students studying urban & regional planning and related disciplines such as, but not limited to, public administration, geography, environmental studies, transportation engineering, and economics.

Term: Summer 2016 (start/end dates are flexible, but may not exceed 3 months)

Compensation: $12/hour (up to 40 hours/ week)


Please send a cover letter stating your interest, resume, unofficial transcript and references to Allison Yeh at yeha@plancom.org.  Email or call 813-272-5940 with additional questions.

Deadline:  To be considered for the position please submit all required documents by April 25th.

Typical Internship Tasks

  • Provide support to planners on public outreach and public input for community meetings and other planning commission events (as needed)
  • Conduct field work, collect data, and assist planners with projects and studies as assigned.
  • Conduct basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management, and customer service

Desired Knowledge/Skills

  • Basic understanding of planning principles
  • Competency in various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Internet applications
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently
  • Flexibility and desire to work on a variety of planning projects
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Organized and able to work independently