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College Intern

Type of Job:
Landscape Architecture
Name of Firm:

Department of City Planning

Job Location:

Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:
The Department of City Planning provides a number of unpaid (for-credit/experience) internships for both graduate and undergraduate students and recent graduates. These internships are designed to be part-time with flexible time frames so that students/recent graduates can combine them with a class or work schedule.
College interns assist in achieving our departmental goals and objectives by working with us to complete assigned tasks and projects.  They will have the opportunity to learn about general operating procedures, public service and the workings of City government, as well as specific skills, which may include but are not limited to: budgeting, planning meetings and special events, inventory control, researching and developing policy, analyzing data and developing reports, documenting procedures, time management, maintaining databases and customer service.
General Application Requirements:
You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified.  Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.
  • A completed online City of Pittsburgh Employment Application, including your online Employment Profile Data.  (Education and Work Experience).
  • A resume, to be submitted online.
  • For unpaid internships, City residency is not required. 
Qualifying Requirements:
Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position.  You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.
  • WORK EXPERIENCE: None required for this position.
  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: Must be currently enrolled and taking classes in an accredited college or university undergraduate or graduate program; OR have graduated within the last six (6) months.
  • EQUIVALENCY: None required for this position.
Position Duties:
  • Contributes to departmental goals by completing assigned tasks and projects.
  • Coordinates work in conjunction with project timelines.
  • May analyze statistical data, complete surveys, perform research and develop reports.          
  • May maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipate needed supplies; place and expedite orders for supplies; verify receipt of supplies.
  • May provide general administrative support to staff.
  • May provide primary phone coverage (first to answer all incoming calls).
  • Performs such other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.

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