Internships are not a degree requirement, however, the Planning Faculty encourages students to pursue planning-related internships. Internships provide students with real-world experience that employers are looking for in today's competitive employment market. Local governments usually have a constant demand or need for interns, so there are almost always planning internships available for students that have the motivation and desire to pursue this. Some internships offer pay and some do not. You are also encouraged to take the initiative to pursue an internship with a public or private agency that is closely aligned with your professional goals and interests. The faculty keep a listing of area contacts and potential internship opportunities. Contact Dr. Jerry Weitz for current listings.
For more information regarding internship procedures, refer to the Pocket Planner.