Planning Intern

City of Olathe

Olathe, KS United States

Are you passionate about shaping the future of communities through urban planning? The City of Olathe is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Planning Intern to join our dynamic team. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various aspects of urban planning while contributing to meaningful projects that impact the City of Olathe.

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

  • Prepare reports using statistics, charts, graphs to illustrate planning studies in areas such as population, land use, neighborhoods, housing or zoning.
  • Inspect sites and review minor development plan applications, street tree and landscape plans.
  • Research and compile, analyze and organize information from maps, reports, and investigations for use in reports and special projects.
  • Serve as liaison between committees, departments and outside agencies.
  • Participate in and support team planning efforts.
  • Assist planning staff with community engagement and outreach.
  • Present reports at public meetings.
  • Perform clerical duties such as composing, typing and proofreading documents, scheduling appointments and meetings, handling mail and posting public notices.
  • Process zoning, project permits and applications.
  • Prepare, maintain and update files and records, including land use data and statistics.
  • Provide customer assistance/information.


Experience & Qualification Guidelines: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:


Experience:  Possess strong organizational skills.  Familiar with computer software such as MS-Word, Excel, and other related computer applications.

Education:  Course work in Urban and Regional Planning preferred or a related field.

License:  Requires a valid driver's license with a favorable driving record.

Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$18.50 - $21.00/hour

Contact Information

Leslie Ellsworth
100 E Santa Fe
Olathe, KS
United States
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