Spring and Summer 2019 EnterpriseWorks Urban Planning Intern

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University of Illinois Research Park
Urban Planning and Real Estate Development Internship
Who we are 
Research Park is a technology hub for corporate operations focusing on innovative, cutting edge research and development. EnterpriseWorks is an award-winning incubator at the Research Park that focuses on science and research-based start-up companies commercializing technology from the University of Illinois. We have a multifaceted team of professionals and interns dedicated to helping our startups and corporations thrive in the Research Park.  
Urban Planning and Real Estate Development Internship 
Do you want hands-on urban planning experience during your studies? Do you want to make an impact on the future of the University and Champaign-Urbana? This position will allow you to work for one of the country’s most prominent campus technology commercialization institutions and coordinate with various stakeholders as the Research Park grows. 
This internship will begin during the Spring 2019 semester or sooner for training purposes at a minimum of 10 hours per week, with the potential to continue full-time during the Summer 2019 semester.
What You’ll Do
You will be given responsibility of various projects that range from long-term planning to implementation for improvements and growth in the built environment of Research Park. You will work on near-term implementation of the vision laid out by the recently updated Research Park Master Plan. You will also assist and develop studies that may include economic development, real estate, connectivity, and transportation. Over the Spring Semester and summer, you will assist in studying the workforce and the economic impact at Research Park. You may also work with other students in interdisciplinary part-time roles at the Research Park. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with coordinating with various stakeholders inside and outside the University, taking initiative to lead studies, and flexible in a fast-moving work environment.
  • Able to work 10-20 hours a week during Spring 2019 Semester 
  • Able to work 40 hours a week during Summer 2019
  • Current graduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Graduation date must be December 2019 or later
  • Background in urban planning or real estate development with knowledge on economic development, urban design concepts, and tech hubs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly
  • Comfortable with collaborating with diverse stakeholders 
  • Able to track and coordinate projects
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly MS Excel, and Adobe Suite
Nice to have:
  • Experience creating planning documents
  • Experience working with contractors and engineers for project implementation
To apply submit your application here: https://go.researchpark.illinois.edu/UrbanPlanningIntern
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. 
Compensation: Hourly wage will be around $12-14/hour based on experience and degree level and will be paid by the University of Illinois
Reporting: To multiple Research Park staff including the Director of Research Park
Timing: This internship will begin during the Spring 2019 semester or sooner at 10-20 hours per week and continue into Summer 2019 at 40 hours per week. 
For more information, please visit researchpark.illinois.edu. Direct questions to Jenny Kim at jskim3@illinois.edu and Emily Orden at orden2@illinois.edu.