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Urban Planning Summer Jobs

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It's that time of year again, folks. Do any of you experienced folks have any tips for students that are looking for a relevant planning job for the summer? It seems like fewer places are hiring students than ever.

Do you know of any municipalities that are looking especially hard for students?

I guess I'm especially interested in transportation and land use, but at this point I really just want any planning job. I'm willing to go to more or less any city in the world.

Anyway, thanks UT!
 

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If you're in a graduate program you should be getting bombarded (like I am) with various job postings. I get two or three per week in my inbox.

I'm doing an internship in the winter semester with Oakville's heritage planning department. It's unpaid, but still a good opportunity to get a foot in another door.

Another option is to see if your program has an alumni program. They might be able to hook you up with some contacts.
 

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Maybe look at some rural municipalities/organizations like Mississippi Mills, North Dundas, Rideau Valley Conservation etc...
It's funny that you mention North Dundas because I know a planner there through family and I went to high school there. I'm much more interested in working in a city, if at all possible, even if it's Fort McMurray.

I really wish I was getting bombarded with job listings but I'm a 3rd year undergrad at Ryerson and it's not exactly as easy for us. I have interned before, actually, at a council in London, UK but I'm looking for canadian experience.
 

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It's funny that you mention North Dundas because I know a planner there through family and I went to high school there. I'm much more interested in working in a city, if at all possible, even if it's Fort McMurray.

I really wish I was getting bombarded with job listings but I'm a 3rd year undergrad at Ryerson and it's not exactly as easy for us. I have interned before, actually, at a council in London, UK but I'm looking for canadian experience.
Stouffvile and/or Aurora.

I'm not sure about right now but about 6-8 months ago Stouffville had trouble keeping up with the work load. I'm sure if they have a free useful pair of hands they'd be glad to grab your help.
 
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