Internship Program


Be Part of Our Team!

Our Planning Internship Program offers competitive internships for current students and recent grads. Our internships provide opportunities to earn academic credit toward completion of a degree, develop and work on thesis projects, and gain practical skills in a professional environment.

Our interns have been involved in, and integral to the success of, a variety of planning related responsibilities and projects such as:

  • The historic preservation program
  • Urban form illustrations
  • Urban growth boundary establishment (Envision Eugene)
  • Web development and design
  • Public outreach and participation
  • Development of design standards
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Land use application processing
  • Land use code updates
  • Natural resources

Internship for Spring 2020

The focus of this internship is to develop community engagement materials for the Middle Housing implementation project. In 2019, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2001; the first statewide bill to require municipalities to allow middle housing (like duplexes, triplexes, and cottage clusters) in more places in their communities. This summer, staff will be focused on having conversations with the public about what the bill requires and what middle housing is, including existing examples from Eugene. This internship offers an opportunity to learn about planning and public involvement with highly engaged community organizations and professional staff. Read the Internship Posting for more information.

For more information, please contact Sophie McGinley.

How to Apply

To apply for an open internship, please submit the following via e-mail:

  • Internship application form (including applicable class schedule)
  • Current resume
  • Cover letter stating your interests (Please be specific about why this internship interests you and how you feel you are qualified for the position.)

When there are no openings posted, please contact Audrey Stuart to discuss your interests and related opportunities. Please submit all materials electronically.