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Internships in Oregon (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments)

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  • Dayana Salazar
    Are you ready for a RARE experience? Here is just a sample of what you could be doing in the RARE program next year. You could: ? Work with a small city to
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 4, 2008
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      Are you ready for a RARE experience?



      Here is just a sample of what you could be doing in the RARE program next year. You could:



      • Work with a small city to develop its downtown businesses

      • Work with a regional non-profit to strengthen local food systems

      through strengthening a local farmer's market and organizing a local foods campaign

      • Work with a watershed council to develop education and outreach programs on water quality

      • Work with a regional community development corporation to support entrepreneurs and provide direct services to clients

      • Learn and use GIS skills to help a small city address issues of rapid development

      • Work statewide to provide technical assistance and support to leaders in small rural towns and cities

      • And much more....



      The Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program at the University of Oregon is now accepting applications for 2008-2009 placements. For an October placement the application deadline is June 1, 2008.



      RARE's mission is to increase the capacity of Oregon's rural communities in order to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions. Participants assist rural Oregon in the development and

      implementation of projects relating to community and economic development, watershed and natural resource planning, policy coordination, and delivery of social services.  RARE participants gain valuable professional experience while making a significant difference in Oregon’s rural communities.



      "I've gained a deeper respect for those committed to a lifetime of service and community assistance... [and] a better understanding of myself and what truly makes me happy."(RARE alumnus)



      Gain experience in many of the following areas:

      • Leadership

      • Project management

      • Facilitation

      • Grant writing

      • Time management

      • Volunteer management

      • Small government operations

      • Non-profit organization operations

      • Citizen involvement

      • Land use planning methods

      • Education and outreach

      • Technical writing

      • Working with the media

      • Computer use



      Benefits while in the RARE program include:



      • Monthly living allowance of $1,250

      • Medical Insurance



      Benefits after successfully completing the RARE program include:



      • Educational award of $4,725

      • Nine graduate credits for the University of Oregon's Community and Regional Planning master’s degree

      • And RARE alums may be eligible for in-state tuition at any state-run Oregon university



      RARE, in operation for 14 years, has placed more than 325 participants in rural communities throughout Oregon. RARE participants commit to completing 1,700 hours of service (11 months), are required to be either U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents, and have an undergraduate degree. For more information and an application packet:



      • Visit our website at http://rare.uoregon.edu/

      • Call us at (541) 346-2879

      • Email us at kcook@...





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      Keavy Cook, RARE Field Coordinator

      rare@...

      (p) 541.346.2879
    • Michael Fossati
      Hi Everyone, The City of San Carlos is looking for a Planner I. The position will include the following tasks: Front Counter Business Zoning Clearances
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 8, 2008
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        Hi Everyone,
         
        The City of San Carlos is looking for a Planner I.  The position will include the following tasks:
         
        • Front Counter
        • Business Zoning Clearances
        • Heritage Tree Removal Administrator
        • Trails Committee Advisor
        • 1st and 2nd floor Residential Design Review
        • Conditional Use Permits for Zoning Administrator/Planning Commission
        • Fielding calls on new development, zoning inquiries, fences, creeks, etc.
        • Staff reports for Special Events and Code Compliance Certificates
        Must have a great a great attitude with good communication skills.  The support staff is great and a lot of fun.  You'll be working in the San Carlos City Hall, one block away from magnificant eateries and resteraunts and two blocks away from Cal Train. 
         
        Please submit your resume to lisa@....  If you have any questions about the position, feel free to e-mail mfossati@....  Thanks,
         
        Michael
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