Planning Intern

Website City of Shelbville

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POSITION: Planning Intern
DEPARTMENT: Planning and Building Department
WORK SCHEDULE: Flexible Hours, Capped at 29 Hours/Week
JOB CATEGORY: Temporary/Seasonal
COMPENSATION: $10 – $13/Hour Depending on Experience
DATE WRITTEN: January 30, 2017
DATE REVIEWED: January 4, 2018

The City of Shelbyville is a growing community of about 19,000 residents located in Central Indiana and within the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The community provides a “small town” friendly atmosphere while also welcoming growth in the form of industry, technology, and recreation.

The City of Shelbyville Planning and Building Department is seeking a paid planning intern for the 2019 summer season. The planning intern will assist the Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement staff with a broad range of functions including short-range and long-range planning/community development projects, creating/updating GIS layers, graphic design, conducting research, etc. The planning intern will report directly to the Planning Director and Deputy Planning Director.


  • Provides support to the Planning/Building/Code Enforcement staff;
  • Assists planning staff in collecting and preparing data for various planning projects;
  • Conducts field work;
  • Prepares maps and planning reports of limited or variable complexity;
  • Produces sketches and renderings of limited or variable complexity;
  • Assists planning staff at community meetings;
  • Presents report findings at community meetings;
  • Researches funding sources and grant opportunities; and
  • Conducts basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management, and customer service.


  • Preferably completion of at least the first year of studies in Urban Planning, Political Science, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, Geography, or a related field;
  • Basic understanding of planning principles and theory;
  • Competency in various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, etc.), Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS, ThinkGIS, etc.), and Trimble SketchUp;
  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates that have completed at least their first year of study in Urban Planning, Political Science, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, Geography, or a related field.

All interested candidates should submit their resume, transcript, and a portfolio of work to Adam Rude, Planning and Building Director, at

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