Summer Internship Southold Town Planning

Organization: Town of Southold Planning Department

Posted: February 12, 2020 | Closing: March 6, 2020

Job Description

This paid internship will provide the successful applicant with experience working in a municipal planning office.

The intern will assist with gathering, analyzing, and presenting data in map format using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) geodatabases and ArcMap10 software, and in charts and tables using Microsoft Excel. Other tasks as needed.

Minimum qualifications require that the applicant be an undergraduate student with some knowledge of GIS. Other skills desired:

·         Able to produce maps in GIS, and charts/tables in Excel to display data analyses,

·         Familiarity with researching and compiling data.

·         Successful completion of a project using GIS (classwork is acceptable experience).

·         Good interpersonal communication skills.

·         Good writing skills.

·         Ability to gather information in the field using tablets and location apps

The successful applicant will have to ability to work independently with little direction or supervision to complete the following tasks:

·         Gather data via research and field work

·         Analyze data for the Comprehensive Plan Update using ArcMap (GIS) and proficient GIS skills and knowledge.

·         Produce map layouts in GIS to display data and data analyses in a clear and informative manner.

·         Microsoft Excel charts and tables will also be required to be produced with existing knowledge of that software.

·         Collect additional geographic and other data for the Comprehensive Plan Update and adding it to the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) ArcMap geodatabase.

·         Writing Metadata for any data collected and GIS analyses completed.

·         Other tasks as needed.

Please note that a car is necessary for transportation (little or no public transit available), and rental housing in this area, especially in the summer, is scarce and expensive.


Southold Town Planning
54375 Route 25
Southold, New York 11971


Full-time seasonal (Summer, 2020)

June-August, 2020

Exact start and end date flexible

How to Apply

Applications accepted via e-mail or regular mail and must include:
Cover Letter
Example of GIS work

E-mail or Regular Mail to:
Heather Lanza, AICP
Town Planning Director
Southold Town Planning
53095 Route 25
P.O. Box 1179
Southold, New York 11971


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