Community & Regional Planning
Internship Summer 2024

Market/Service & Location

Community & Regional Planning


Each year, we open our doors to a new group of summer interns who work alongside professionals in various disciplines and across multiple markets, learning directly from seasoned practitioners and getting hands-on project experience. 

We’re currently looking for an intern to join our planning team this summer and support work that helps transform places across the Midwest.

Interested? Read on.

Imagine an inclusive, accessible and vibrant community where people feel connected to their city; where quality of life for everyone is a priority; where the place in which people live reflects their history, their culture and their character. RDG planners don’t have to imagine a place like this–they work to make these communities a reality each day.

When you join the RDG team, you’re joining a group of forward-thinking, positive-minded collaborators who create meaning together every day. We’re a design and planning firm filled with talented experts across multiple disciplines teaming up to create sustainable spaces across the country that improve people’s lives and make our world better.

Essential Job Functions

  • One-on-one collaboration with and mentorship from an experienced planner.

  • Support the planning team for projects across the Midwest.

  • Collaborate with multiple disciplines, clients and the public.

  • Research, analyze and write for a variety of project types including comprehensive community planning, housing market studies, neighborhood revitalization, corridor redevelopment, downtown plans and multi-modal transportation planning. For one of your projects this year, you will have a unique opportunity to work on a project building a housing toolkit for Nebraska communities.

  • Prepare visual appealing materials for meetings and events.

Skills & Strengths:

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Approaches work with curiosity.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to work collaboratively throughout the organization.

  • Ability to actively listen, learn and ask questions as needed.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

Education & Experience:

  • Pursuing a master’s degree in urban planning, urban studies or related field.

Electronic cover letter, resume, and portfolio submission only: APPLY ONLINE

RDG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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