Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

Job, Internship, and Fellowship Openings for Students and Alumni of the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

Fairfax County
Fairfax, VA
Planning & Development Summer Intern (Planning Technician)

Agency: Planning Division – Heritage Resources, Zoning Evaluation Division

Job#: ELT-PLD-23000

Hours: 30 hours per week

Salary: $21.73 - $23.81/hour, rate and position class will be based on experience and qualifications

Required education and experience:

  • Knowledge in urban planning, zoning, heritage resources, or related field
  • Knowledge of geographic information systems mapping and analysis
  • Proficiency with written and verbal communications, including social media and other online communication
  • Familiarity with primary and secondary source research

Work Description: Primarily responsible for assisting planners with heritage resources and historic preservation assignments and land use entitlements/development review, including research and the production of written and graphic materials. Other tasks may relate to public outreach and engagement and conducting research and analysis on planning topics. GIS projects, database management, and report creation and presentation opportunities are possible, as well as other support services identified by staff. The intern will work under the direction of Planning Division-Heritage Resources or Zoning Evaluation Division staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree program.

Qualifications and Skills: Job skills related to research, project management and planning, and other related fields. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher, and Adobe.

Physical Requirements: Position is primarily sedentary; however, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items under 15 lbs. in weight. Work assignments may also require that the employee attend site visits and potential evening meetings.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check.

To Apply: Send resume by email to with attention to Robert Harrison and Janice Hunt.