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Transportation Planning Internship

Metropolitan Transportation Services
St. Paul, MN

Salary: $15.50/hr
Open until: 11:59 p.m. on March 3, 2017

As a Transportation Planning intern in the Metropolitan Transportation Services (MTS) division, you will learn about some of the current transportation issues and projects in the region and the Metropolitan Council's long-range transportation planning program. Through your work as an intern, you will further develop technical skills commonly used in transportation planning work such as: GIS, research, and data analysis. Projects may include: data analysis, field work to document federally funded transportation projects, and assisting with updates to the long-range Transportation Policy Plan. The start date for internship positions begins on May 30th, 2017 and the summer internship program will conclude in August 2017.


  • Under the guidance of senior staff, assist with field work and documentation of completed transportation projects
  • Assist with data collection and analysis for transportation planning work such as the update to the long-range Transportation Policy Plan
  • Assist with regional bicycle and pedestrian planning efforts
  • Assist with analyzing new techniques for measuring traffic congestion and safety on major roadways
  • Assist with performance measures development and tracking for all modes
  • Assist with research or reviews for transit studies under senior staff guidance
  • Conduct GIS analysis and other data analysis
  • Complete regression analysis

Minimum Qualifications:

All internship positions require that applicants be enrolled in a post-secondary education program OR be a recent graduate (within 12 months) from a post-secondary education program.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • First-year graduate student preferred
  • Writing, analysis, and data management/organization skills using software programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and GIS
  • Basic transportation planning interest and knowledge


All hired interns will receive free transit with their employee badge; meaning they can ride all Metro Transit services free of charge (i.e. Northstar, Rail, Bus, etc.).

Application Procedure

The internship program posting period will begin on February 1st, 2017 and conclude on March 3rd, 2017 (other positions may open throughout posting period)Applicants are encouraged to apply to more than one internship position, as it increases their chances of getting called in for an interview. To apply, please visit the Metropolitan Council website.

Senior City Planner

City of Minneapolis, Dept. of Community Planning & Economic Development
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Salary: $59,940.00 - $82,514.00/year
Open until: 11:59 p.m. on March 6, 2017

The Senior Planner will simultaneously provide long-range planning knowledge and services while sharing their talent and knowledge in one or more planning sub-disciplines on a Citywide basis.  The ideal candidate will work well in the framework of the team environment, but also be confident and capable working individually and in groups with neighborhood and community groups across our increasingly diverse population. Most candidates will be expected to start at the beginning of the salary range and work their way up through the salary range over several years.


  • Prepare or assist in preparing technical, physical, economic, social or statistical data and analysis to aid in planning activities.
  • Analyze and make recommendations on all elements of planning using knowledge of urban design, information systems, land use control or transportation.
  • Assist boards, commissions and committees as required and work with neighborhood and business groups on planning projects.
  • Analyze requests and write reports and recommendations for Planning Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission, and Board of Adjustment actions, and the Minneapolis Arts Commission.  These include long range planning documents, certificates of appropriateness, rezoning, site plan review, conditional use permits, plats, registered land surveys, minor subdivisions, amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, street and alley, street and alley vacations, expansions and changes of nonconforming uses, etc.
  • Work with architects, developers, neighborhood groups, inter-governmental partners, and other city staff in developing conceptual designs and monitoring design development reviews.
  • Responsible for grant seeking, preparation of grant proposals, grant administration and grant financial management.
  • Perform lead work in organizing and coordinating projects and reviewing the work of others including consultants, interdisciplinary staff, stakeholders, and representatives from outside organizations.
  • Function as a team member on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Attend professional seminars and workshops to maintain current knowledge of state and national trends and developments.
  • Answer questions and respond to general inquiries about planning issues from the public and other agencies.  Coordinating and facilitate public meetings and public hearings by setting agendas, public notifications, etc.
  • Research, evaluate and communicate proposed changes to the City's Comprehensive Plan, area plans, thematic plans, Zoning Code and related Ordinances.
  • Design, draft, and utilize various graphic software programs to provide conceptual design services and represent the City's objectives in a variety of forums.


Required Education
Bachelor's Degree in Urban-, Regional-, or Community Planning, Geography, Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or a highly related field or equivalent.

Required Experience
Three (3) years of professional level experience in Planning, Geography, Public Administration, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urban Design performing duties similar to those described above.

For candidates who do not have a Master's degree, an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Application Procedure

The application closing date for this position is March 6, 2017. To apply, please visit the City of Minneapolis Job Opportunities website.