Village of Libertyville

The Village of Libertyville is offering a full-time summer internship position in its Community Development Department. The Village has a population of approximately 20,490 and is located in Lake County about 50 minutes north of the City of Chicago. This position will report to the Senior Planner but will have ample opportunities to work with the Community Development Department and Engineering Division.

Under general supervision of the Community Development Department, the Community Development Summer Intern will assist in fulfilling a variety of Community Development functions. The intern will be expected to work with the Community Development Department co-workers to accomplish various planning and zoning assignments and activities, and perform other duties as required. The primary intent of the position is to provide learning and professional development opportunities to an individual interested in pursuing a career in the planning and community development field.

Working as a Community Development Department Summer Intern is about being a valued member of the team. There will be a variety of tasks to work on over the summer, depending on time available, interest, and priority projects, which may include:

Records Retention and Storage
Administrative Assistance
Review and prioritize implementation strategies of the Comprehensive Plan
Update Variation and Special Use Permit data into GIS program
Assist in the review of Zoning applications
Enhance the Economic Development program
General Research and problem solving
Occasional field work

Must be enrolled in a college/university and in the process of obtaining a graduate, undergraduate, or associate’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public administration, economic development, geography, GIS or a closely related field. Ability to work independently and work effectively in a team environment is required. A valid driver’s license is required.

Seasonal Position for summer (May-August). Start/end dates flexible

Up to 40 hours per week (7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday)

Position is in person.

Starting Wage – $15.00 per hour

Application deadline: April 7, 2023

Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to

David C. Smith-Senior Planner
Village of Libertyville
200 East Cook Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048

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