Below is an announcement for a summer paid internship with a
possibility of an extension into the Fall semester. We have had good
experiences with this internship. Please send your resume and cover
letter to the contact person (Mr. Roth) mentioned towards the end of
this emai. This will qualify for 3 business elective credits if you
enroll in the internship course. The first step is landing the
internship. If that happens, contact me about next steps. To enroll
in the internship course you must be at least a junior and have a
minimum GPA of 2.5.
Description of the company including the mission, location, sales and
market coverage. Please include your web URL (if you have it):
The Fairhaven Office of Planning and Economic Development provides
planning services to the Town of Fairhaven in areas such as land use,
zoning, and community development. Fairhaven is a community of
approximately 16,250 residents located on Buzzards Bay, about twenty
minutes east from the UMass Dartmouth campus.
The Town through its Planning Office has been awarded several
Community Development Block Grants [CDBG] from the Mass. Dept. of
Housing & Development to implement its Neighborhood Revitalization
Plan for the Cushman Park Neighborhood. The Plan consists of
initiatives to improve its infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, sewer,
water, etc.), private housing, its commercial potential, and its
social services. The Town has hired a consulting team of engineers,
housing and planning specialists to implement the Plan.
Overview of the internship/coop objectives: The internship will
provide support to the Fairhaven Office of Planning and Economic
Development as well as the consulting team in the implementation of
the Town's 2006 and 2007 CDBG Grants, which consist of infrastructure
improvement projects and a housing rehabilitation program. The
intern will also assist the Planning Department in preparing its 2008
Primary duties and responsibilities: Data collection on properties
and incomes; data analysis and reporting using Microsoft Word and
Excel as well as mapping software; surveying residents for
information in person and/or on the telephone; marketing public
forums to residents to encourage participation; assistance with
scheduling and set-up of public meetings.
What will the student learn from this experience? Data collection
and analysis; property and infrastructure evaluation; computer
mapping; marketing of public events; strategic planning. The intern
will gain valuable insight on the use of data in developing long
range plans as well as experience in marketing events to the public
and working with a diverse group of professionals.
Job Title: Planning Intern
Compensation: $10/hour plus reimbursement for travel and travel
expenses incurred as part of the job.
Academic preparation of the student (graduate, senior, junior,
courses taken, GPA, etc.): Junior or Senior student; coursework in
one of these areas desirable: marketing, finance, public
administration, environmental policy or accounting.
Skills required: Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word,
Excel, Power Point and Access). Strong analytic skills,
self-directed, detail oriented.
Hours of work: 20 hours/week maximum.
Start and end dates: Summer 2008 (June 2008 to September 2008);
extension through the Fall semester 2008 may be available.
Primary supervisor: William D. Roth, Jr., Director, Fairhaven Office
of Planning and Economic Development.
To whom should students send resume/application and how? Mr. William
D. Roth, Jr., Fairhaven Planning Director, at
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com or 40 Center
Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
Deadline for submitting resume/application: Friday, May 16, 2008
How will the students be evaluated? Student will be evaluated based
on their job performance. Students also would be required by the
faculty supervisor to submit a 10-page report detailing their
internship experience (this is a requirement of the internship course).