Unpaid internship - City of Stockton - current planning
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Job Title: Planning Intern (Volunteer/Unpaid)
Job Type: Intern - Volunteer (COSIP)
Location: City of Stockton, California
Assignment requires 24 hours per week for a 3 month period. Hours
available are between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm., Monday through Friday.
Prior to appointment, eligible candidates will be required to submit to
and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include
fingerprinting if 18 years of age or older.
This list may be used to fill future internships within the City.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: Under close supervision, incumbents perform the
more routine technical planning and municipal planning duties while
learning City policies and procedures. As experience is gained,
assignments become more diversified and are performed under more general
supervision. Students accepted into COSIP (City of Stockton Intern
Program) must meet the requirements and comply with the conditions set
forth in the related Internship Agreement and Internship Memorandum of
Understanding. Upon completion of graduation requirements with a minimum
3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), completion of one year or more of
continuous service, and successfully passing an examination, interns in
this program will have an opportunity to compete for regular, full-time
employment related to their field of academic study. Internship positions
will end 120 days after completion of graduation requirements.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only):
1. Receives and processes applications for rezoning, general and
specific plan amendments, use permits, environmental clearances, variances
and related zoning items.
2. Monitors status of development applications from acceptance to
issuance of final permit and may conduct periodic reviews of conditional
3. Assists in research for reports and recommendations regarding land
use, zoning, urban design, population trends, transportation, housing,
redevelopment and community service needs.
4. Uses computers and software programs for various technical
planning projects and studies.
5. Provides information and assistance to developers, property owners
and the general public regarding laws, policies, regulations related to
the submission of plans, processing of applications and implementation
6. Assists in compiling, and analyzing data relating to environmental
conditions for statistical reporting.
7. Prepares a variety of written communications, including analytical
reports, correspondence and drafts of revision to local ordinances,
policies and procedures.
8. Assists in preparation of graphic presentations and/or material
for presentation to the City Council, boards and commissions and community
Education/Experience: Current enrollment or accepted for enrollment as a
degree seeking student in an accredited higher education institution with
major coursework in city, regional or urban planning or a closely related
field. Students must be in good academic standing with the educational
institute and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) semester or nine (9)
quarter units with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for continued employment.
Internships are valid for one (1) academic year and must be renewed each
Students must meet COSIP requirements to be eligible for regular,
full-time employment after graduation.
Specified positions may require a California Class C driver?s license.
Objectives, principles, procedures, standards, practices, information
sources and trends of municipal urban planning;
Implementation of zoning and other municipal ordinances;
Application of land use, physical design, economic, environmental and/or
social concepts to the planning process;
Housing trends, market analysis techniques, programs and financing
mechanisms for low- and moderate-income families;
Statistical analyses and mathematical concepts related to the planning
Terminology, symbols, methods, techniques and instruments used in planning
and map drafting;
Local government organization and the functions and practices of a
municipal planning unit.
Understanding and applying federal, state and local laws, regulations,
policies, procedures and standards pertaining to the planning process;
Interpreting maps, site and building plans and specifications, graphs and
Researching, analyzing and summarizing planning data, both manually and
with computer applications;
Preparing clear, concise and complete technical documents, reports,
correspondence and other written materials;
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those
contacted in the course of the work.
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