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Posted: 11/03/2010

City of Miami
Planning Department, Historic Preservation Division

The Planning Department provides guidance for the future development of the City of Miami by preparing neighborhood plans; administering, interpreting, and preparing amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan; preparing recommendations to and administering the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board (PZAB), Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB), and other hearing boards; and collecting and analyzing demographic, physical, social, and economic data on the City of Miami.

Internship Opportunity
Miami, FL

The City of Miami Planning Department is currently seeking applicants to participate in an unpaid Internship Program in the Historic Preservation division. Interns will have an opportunity to earn college credit, gain planning experience, build professional skills, and network with urban planning, real estate development, and design professionals. The semester-long Internship Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

General Functions

Provide support to the Historic Preservation division in the form of attending to the public, processing applications, and preparing agenda packages

Assist staff in collecting and preparing data and research

Assist staff in drafting legislation

Conduct field work, collect property data and search records

Prepare maps and planning reports

Assist planning staff at community meetings

Conduct basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management, and customer service

Basic Knowledge and Skills

Basic understanding of planning and/or historic preservation principles

Competency in various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office and Internet applications.

Strong written and oral communication skills

Strong research and analytical skills

Motivated self-starter able to work independently

Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Desire to work with historic preservation and/or archaeology

Minimum commitment of 15-20 hours per week (unpaid) for each semester

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Submit resumes electronically to Luciana L Gonzalez LGonzalez@miamigov.com Selected participants in the Internship Program will be required to provide the following documentation: 1. Completed employment application 2. Most recent college transcripts 3. Letter of recommendation either from a professor or former supervisor 4. Letter of interest (detailing your academic major, area of interest, goals, strengths and weaknesses, etc) 5. Writing sample for a project submitted for school
Luciana Gonzalez
Phone: (305) 416-1404
Fax: (305) 400-5400
444 SW 2nd Avenue
3rd Floor
Miami, FL 33130

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