Your posting is for Fall Internships. Can I apply for an internship in the Spring or the Summer?

Yes. Our intern program is year round, but positions are based on our needs. Postings for Spring 2010 will be on our website by November 1 and Summer 2010 postings will be listed by March 1. Please check back.


What are the deadlines for submitting an internship application?

Inters are hired on a rolling basis, so submit your application as soon as possible! See dates for Spring and Summer 2010 postings above.


How many hours a week will I work?

Interns work from 10-30 hours/week depending on their schedules. This will be determined individually with each intern. We prefer our intern’s schedules to be within 9:30 – 6:00pm Monday – Friday.


Are internships paid?

In general, internships are unpaid opportunities. School credit is available upon request and many schools have grant programs for students taking unpaid internships. We encourage students to talk to their career center and financial aid office advisors for opportunities.

While do don’t provide monetary compensation, PPS interns gain significant experiences, networking skills, and insight into potential career paths.  PPS relies on interns work in teams with PPS staff to produce substantial work.


What skills will I gain?

Interns gain a better understanding of Placemaking and ways to engage stakeholders in a community visioning and planning process. Specific skill sets such as research, writing, and design can also be enhanced.


Are only students eligible for an internship?

We offer internships to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, professionals, and other qualified candidates.


Do you accept interns from international applicants?

We do accept applications internationally, however we are unable to provide Visas. Non-US citizens must provide their own Visas that permit them to work or volunteer in the United States.


When will I hear whether or not I was selected as an intern?

You will receive a confirmation that we have received your application within a few days of submission. Because we accept interns on a rolling basis, we do not have a firm deadline for selection, however, we will do our best to get back to you in an timely manner.

Internship FAQ was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by dkitzes