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Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council

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Location: Duluth, MN
Type: Internship
Posted: 12/04/2018
Deadline to Apply: 12/07/2018
Payrate: $10.00/hr
More Information: ARDC Job Posting

Job Summary:

The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council and ARDC Planning, divisions of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC), are seeking to fill six (6) internship positions for the 2019 calendar year. Responsibilities include assisting staff in providing technical assistance to local units of government and citizen groups, collecting and analyzing data, designing documents and/or maps, working with teams to support division projects, and more. Two positions will be filled for each of the following time frames:  Spring 2019 (Jan-May), Summer 2019 (Jun-Aug), and Fall 2019 (Sept-Dec).


Interns work with ARDC staff on a variety of land use, transportation, and GIS projects. Working with
these projects allows current students to apply classroom lessons to “real world” situations. During
their internships, interns may:

  • Assist staff in providing technical assistance to local units of government and citizen groups
  • Collect and/or assess data – assist with data gathering (field collection) and database
  • Analyze data – spatial (GIS) and statistical (Excel)
  • Write – memos, reports, plan chapters, meeting minutes, etc.
  • Research – seek information in support of planning projects
  • Design documents and/or maps – work with websites, charts, maps (print & online),
    spreadsheets, etc.
  • Present – give updates and reports to boards and/or committees
  • Attend meetings with planning & GIS staff
  • Work with the team to support all division projects
  • Drive agency vehicle to conduct field work


Qualified internship candidates must:

  • Be enrolled at a college or university registered for intern credits–preferably in a Planning,
    GIS, Geography, or related program (Note: If a specific registration period is closed or not yet
    open, candidates must sign a letter of intent to register for internship credits at the next
    available registration period.)
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have ability to conduct field work outdoors, sometimes in less than ideal weather
  • Be able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Be competent with: Esri ArcGIS (ArcGIS Online, ArcMap 10.X Desktop, ArcGIS Pro 2.X),
    Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)

Desired skills that will help interns successfully complete assigned tasks:

  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • High quality map making/design skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to balance multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently in a collaborative work setting

Apply online at link included