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Thursday, January 17, 2019
What: The Village of Glen Ellyn is seeking an intern to assist the Village until May 31, 2020 in the Community Development Department. The intern will provide assistance to the Planning and Development Director and Village Planners in support of the daily activities of the planning division and will work on a wide range of projects including assistance with development and zoning reviews, annexation agreements, Code updates and implementation of a Downtown Strategic Plan.
What: Gain valuable on-the-job experience under the guidance of experienced transportation professionals. Interns will participate in a variety of transportation planning and engineering activities including:
- Designing and implementing transportation safety improvements and multimodal complete streets
- Performing community outreach and engagement, responding to community requests for transportation improvements
- Coordinating with other city agencies, contractors and communities on transportation-related projects
- Field trips and seminars
What: The intern will be assisting with work on IDOT’s data management of their traffic count database and roadways projects. The intern would be managing and working with the sub-consultant team (DAMA) at the IDOT headquarters to work on ArcGIS maps, coordinate the usage of traffic count data and maintain the data itself, and arrange the data once it is collected into ArcGIS, Excel, and other formats.
Monday, January 14, 2019
What: The IJ Clinic seeks to expand its capacity for policy advocacy by adding a fellow to our team who is dedicated exclusively to supporting the IJ Clinic’s policy work. The Policy Fellow will work closely with the IJ Clinic’s two supervising attorneys and community relations coordinator to support and guide the IJ Clinic’s policy endeavors at both the city and state level.
This is an exciting opportunity to help guide the future of the IJ Clinic’s advocacy efforts through policy research and to provide our projects with the ammunition we need to change the laws that create unnecessary barriers for entrepreneurs. The fellow will have the chance to collaborate and learn from accomplished activists, strategic researchers, and legislative advocates throughout the Institute for Justice, while helping to lead policy research and work in Chicago and Illinois. The position demands someone who is hard-working, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial, has strong writing and analytical skills, and can communicate well with community members, attorneys, and policymakers. The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to the IJ Clinic’s mission and the importance of economic liberty and economic development.
The Policy Fellow will:
What: CSched-USA is looking to hire an intern for summer 2019 at our office in Chicago, IL. Under CSched’s training and guidance, duties for the intern may include:
- Assist in data entry of transit schedules in the HASTUS scheduling software
- Use HASTUS software to generate reports and data exports
- Assist CSched staff in data analysis related to running time, cost efficiency, service quality, or other metrics as needed on a project-by-project basis
- Developing analytical tools using Microsoft Excel
- The intern will be working in a small office environment, typically with one or two other CSched staff.
What: Heartland Alliance has three types of internships available:
1. Policy and Advocacy Internships: Heartland Alliance’s Policy and Advocacy team has one internship available. At the state level, the team works to advance legislative and administrative solutions to poverty by drafting legislation, advancing legislative and administrative proposals, producing information to inform decision-makers and advance our campaigns, and building strategic alliances and coalitions to lift up an amplified voice to create systemic change. The team also weighs in strategically on national and local issues to advance the needs of Heartland Alliance programs and participants. Areas of expertise include health care, financial security/asset building, human services/safety-net, criminal justice, and workers’ rights. The work of policy interns typically includes research and analysis to inform policy proposals and shape advocacy; monitoring state legislation; drafting materials for external communications including fact sheets and reports; and supporting the team’s special initiatives and events, such as planning and development of annual hearings on poverty, and periodic convenings on financial security.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
What: Intern will Assist with the general planning and coordination of the annual CTBUH International Conference; CTBUH Global Awards Program; and numerous other events.
Additional responsibilities include:
What: The intern will synthesize existing regional plans in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts, and in collaboration with two onsite conservationists and local stakeholders create a draft plan for the region. The plan would be used by members of a possible/newly forming partnership interested in balancing land conservation, economic interests, agriculture, etc within the region.
What: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries.
Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:
New York City
San Francisco Bay Area
Dates: All sections will be from 2019-04-01 to 2019-05-24.
Friday, December 28, 2018
What: This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of commercial real estate. Positions are paid and last 10-12 weeks long, from mid-May through mid-August.