2012 Gerhardt Internship


1000 Friends of Oregon is pleased to announce that we are currently taking applications for the 2012 Gerhardt Internship. This summer intern program is open to students across the United States and Canada majoring in land use planning or related fields.
For more information regarding 1000 Friends of Oregon you may visit our website at www.friends.org.  Or to view the internship description and how to apply go tohttp://www.friends.org/about/jobs_internships. Please note the deadline on applications is February 20th, 2012.
Feel free to pass this information along to any undergraduate or graduate students who you may feel would be interested in interning with 1000 Friends of Oregon this summer.
Best,
Robin


1000 Friends of Oregon is a thirty-five year old public interest organization that advocates smart growth through comprehensive land use and transportation planning, using Oregon’s renowned planning program. We work with citizens across Oregon to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities and protecting family farms and forests.  The Gerhardt Internship was established in 1986 to commemorate the life and work of 1000 Friends' first planner, Paul Gerhardt, Jr.
PURPOSE
The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for on-the-job experience for planning students or those in similar fields, especially for those interested in public service.
TERMS
The position is for 35 hours per week for 10 weeks, at the 1000 Friends’ Portland office, with a stipend of $4,500 provided. Limited additional funds are available for assistance with travel expenses to and from Portland.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: SUPERVISION
The intern will work on one or two large projects, such as 1000 Friends’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through linking land use and transportation, or to preserve farm land. The intern may also work on smaller, short-term projects to gain a wider acquaintance with Oregon's land use program. Supervision will be provided by the staff member in charge of each project.
SELECTION CRITERIA
The criteria used in selecting the intern include academic excellence, demonstrated interest in public service, evidence of initiative, and the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to undergraduates majoring in planning or a related field and graduates who have not yet begun graduate school. However, students in graduate school will be considered. Law students are specifically excluded.
APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINES
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, academic transcript, writing sample, and three reference letters, including at least two from professors familiar with the applicant’s work. References should offer a confidential evaluation of the applicant's qualifications as measured against the criteria above and should be sent directly to 1000 Friends of Oregon; references should provide full contact information. The writing sample can be on any topic and need not be lengthy. Complete applications, including reference letters, must be received by Monday, February 20, 2012. The intern will be selected by Monday, March 19, 2012 and will be notified by phone shortly thereafter. Please send applications to:
Gerhardt Internship
1000 Friends of Oregon
133 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 201
Portland, Oregon 97204-2515
For additional information, check our web site, www.friends.org; write to Robin Jennings, Administrative Assistant, at the above address or robin@friends.org, or call 503-497-1000, x 125.

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