The District of Columbia Office of Planning (OP) offers a number of exciting internships in Washington DC. The internship program is designed to offer students interested in the field of Planning, including Neighborhood and Citywide Planning, Development Review/Zoning, Urban Design, Geographic Information System/IT, State Data Center, Transportation Planning, Sustainability Planning and Historic Preservation. To learn more about the agency’s division and initiatives review OP’s website.
Students who participate in OP’s College Internship Program may receive academic credit in accordance with the criteria developed by their college or university. Interns will not, however, receive monetary compensation for their participation.
Eligibility: A candidate must be a graduate student; an undergraduate student; (must be a sophomore, junior or senior) or have graduated from college within the 12 months of beginning the internship. Students must be United States citizen, however, in some instances foreign students will be considered provided the student is here on the appropriate student visa.
Commitment: Interns will be required to complete deliverables as stated in the work plans.
Interns are expected to work 24 to 40 hours per week for approximately 12 to 16 weeks.
• Summer Internship Program (May - August)
• Fall Internship Program (September - December)
• Winter/Spring Internship Program (January - April)
Application Procedure: Candidates must complete an application form and submit it with a copy of their resume. All application items must be submitted together. Application and resume will be disseminated to OP staff for review and consideration. Applicants may be contacted for fact-to-face or phone interviews. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
• Summer Internship Program: Application must be postmarked by March 15
• Fall Internship Program Application must be postmarked by July 15
• Winter/Spring Internship Program: Application must be postmarked by October 31
Please return completed application along with a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax 202-442-7638 or mail Joyetta Delaney, Intern Program Coordinator, District Of Columbia Office of Planning, 1100 4th Street SW Suite E650, Washington, DC 20024