Internship Job Description: The Sustainability Planning Intern position is a paid internship with the City of Lakewood Planning Department's Sustainability Division. The selected candidate will support programs and projects that implement the adopted Lakewood Sustainability Plan. The position is funded at $15 per hour for 15 hours per week beginning in June, or when filled, and funded through Dec 2019. The position may be shortened or extended subject to Division needs and available resources. Work hours will be primarily in-office during normal work hours and scheduled subject to the candidate's availability. Specific tasks may include... -Support the development of the Lakewood Sustainability Plan Annual Report: -Data collection, analysis, and management for plan metrics related to water, local food, waste and recycling, natural resources, socio-economics, and public health -Creative communication strategies for collected data, project outcomes, and trends -Report layout and design -Greenhouse gas emission data collection and analysis for City of Lakewood operations -General Division support, including research, event support, and graphic development. Example projects from past internships include: -Building energy and water benchmarking -Sustainable development standards -Renewable energy procurement -Citywide residential waste systems -Electric vehicle infrastructure The ideal candidate... -Demonstrates passion and dedication to advancing community sustainability -Desire to learn more about urban/sustainability planning in a municipal setting -Enjoys a collaborative team environment -Is comfortable interacting with other departments and agencies to build relationships and request data -Enjoys translating complex topics through written and visual communications Desired qualifications include... -Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, ArcGIS, and Adobe Creative Cloud applications -Strong data analytics skills -Strong graphic/visual design skills -Strong written and verbal communication skills -Attention to detail and ability to multi-task -High degree of ethics and integrity -Current student or recent graduate of a Master's degree program in Planning, Urban Design, GIS, Environmental Science or related field Submittal requirements... -Cover letter -Resume -Short essay (500 words max) explaining how this internship supports the applicant's ideal career path -Professional/academic work sample demonstrating graphic, mapping, or other skills related to this position Submit cover letter, resume, and supplementary materials to email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled.