NIRPC Employment Opportunity – Intern

July 12, 2019

Working to enhance the quality of life for nearly 800,000 people along the southern shore of Lake Michigan, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is seeking an exceptional individual for an internship on the Transportation Team.


The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is the Council of Government and Metropolitan Planning Organization for a region of nearly 800,000 people in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties of Indiana and part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. NIRPC provides a forum that enables the citizens of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and economic development.

Internship details:

The fall semester internship will be offered from approximately September 9, 2019 to November 22, 2019 at 21 hours per week. The intern should be a current student in urban studies/planning, civil engineering, public affairs, or similar focus. Contingent upon successful intern performance, the internship may be extended into the spring, provided that spring matriculation is anticipated, and budget at NIRPC is available. Internship activities will include some or all of the following planning activities:

  1. Transportation data collection in the field or through research;
  2. Geographic Information System data collection, update and/or analysis;
  3. Opportunities to attend and participate in public outreach activities and meetings with a wide variety of public officials.

Hourly compensation: $11 per hour

Please email applications by August 9, 2019. In your cover letter please indicate why an internship with NIRPC is of interest to you and what you would like to learn more about. Please send your cover letter, resume, and two academic references to:

Meredith Stilwell

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
6100 Southport Road
Portage, IN 46368-6409

Last modified: July 12, 2019