Summer Intern

City of Sugar Land

Posted 1 month ago

Job Title: Summer Intern
Opening Date/Time:   Tue. 12/18/18 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time:Fri. 02/01/19 5:00 PM Central Time

$12.00 – $14.00 Hourly
$960.00 – $1,120.00 Biweekly
$24,960.00 – $29,120.00 Annually

Job Type: Internship
Location: Various Locations within the City, Texas
Department: Human Resources

At the City of Sugar Land, we are looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and are committed to public service. Our champion employees are a driving factor for making Sugar Land “One of America’s Best”.

Summary of Duties:

The City of Sugar Land is seeking students for an internship opportunity who are currently completing coursework towards a bachelor’s degree or master’s in public administration or a field related to the operation of a municipality. The program consists of up to a 12-week, paid full-time internship. Interns may have an opportunity to work in a variety of departments such as:
Environmental & Neighborhood Services, Engineering, Public Works, City Secretary’s Office, Economic Development, Parks & Recreation, Planning, and Fire-EMS. Projects and work assignments vary by department and are designed to give the Intern a broad, positive experience in municipal government. Through the City’s internship program, Interns can:

  • Earn college credit and a salary.
  • Enhance their resumes.
  • Investigate personal interest and goals.
  • Expand knowledge of local government.
  • Network with government professionals.
  • Investigate a career path.
  • Apply, Challenge & Develop intellect and their knowledge base.

Minimal Qualifications:

Applicants must be completing coursework towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or related field. Individuals who recently completed one of the mentioned degrees within a 6 months period from their graduation date may be considered for this program. Applicants should possess an interest in government service, and provide documentation of leadership, interpersonal skills, and participation in team projects.

Additional Information:

Summer Intern Brochure

View Internship Experience

Selection Process

The most qualified candidates will be invited to the City of Sugar Land to participate in a panel interview. We seek to attract exceptional men and women from different social, economic, and cultural backgrounds who are representative of the City of Sugar Land’s diverse community and surrounding areas.

Interviews are scheduled to be held mid-March or early April.

Please submit the following documents with your online application:

Three non-family member references, one of which must be a faculty member.

Letter of interest, which describes what qualities you possess that you believe will make you successful as a Summer Intern for the City of Sugar Land.

Your short-term and long-term career objectives, as well as responses to the following questions:

  • What type of internship are you seeking?
  • Why are you seeking an internship with the City of Sugar Land?
  • What do you hope to gain from the internship?

Internship Opportunities 

Environmental & Neighborhood Services Intern 
This internship assignment provides the opportunity to work in the Environmental and Neighborhood Services Department assisting with the implementation of the City’s new Stormwater Management Plan and learn about the federally mandated stormwater program and how the City addresses its requirements.
Field activities may include:

  • Conduct stormwater sampling.
  • Conducting construction inspections, City facility inspections, and neighborhood inspections.
  • Assist with researching and preparing new ideas and activities for stormwater and solid waste public education and outreach.
  • Assist Code Enforcement and Food Inspection by completing audits of the open cases.

The ideal candidate will be pursuing a major in environmental studies, biology, or public administration.

Parks Development & Maintenance Intern 
This internship assignment provides the opportunity to work in the Parks and Recreation Department assisting with the Brazos River Corridor Master Plan Update project.
This hands-on assignment may include:

  • Researching the history, hydrology, ecosystem, conservation easement and adjacent land use in the Brazos River Corridor area.
  • Assist with updating plant and tree inventory in the City’s rights-of-way; research landscaping standards, maintenance guidelines, and urban forestry; update data collection for the City’s irrigation system; update layers in the GIS system.

The ideal candidate will be pursuing a degree in environmental studies, parks and recreation, landscape architecture or public administration

Public Works (ROW & Water Resources) Intern 
This intern assignment provides the opportunity to work in the Public Works Department and assist with a variety of projects in the department, including but not limited to:

  • Creating a development activity map utilizing GIS.
  • Updating any GIS databases/maps – CUP/PD/Special Exceptions/etc.
  • Collecting field data and organizing and formatting excel data.
  • Reviewing construction plans & coordinating data.
  • Developing infographics for public education.
  • Technical Writing.
  • Policy and Procedure Review.

The Ideal candidate will be proficient with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Suite (proficient in excel) and applications and research.  Candidate should have a passion for the outdoor environment and willing to communicate with residents.

Public Works (Traffic) Intern 
This internship assignment provides the opportunity to work in the Public Works Department Traffic division.
This hands-on assignment will include:

  • Analyze traffic data and providing written reports of findings.
  • Review traffic plans and studies.
  • Learn and use city planning codes, city engineering standards, and federal and state traffic manuals (as needed) when reviewing plans and studies.
  • Assist with any tasks associated with the Traffic Management Center which involves becoming familiar with City’s Intelligent Transportation Systems to research reported concerns or perform traffic data analysis to help resolve concerns or optimize traffic signals.

The ideal candidate will be will has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in traffic. Applicants must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power BI, and Access programs. Consideration will be given to individuals with experience in using AutoCAD, ESRI GIS, Python, or Synchro / SimTraffic (or related) traffic simulation programs.

Engineering (Transportation) Intern 
This internship assignment provides the opportunity to work in the Engineering Department.
Learning opportunity will include:

  • Assisting staff with analyzing the level of service for the City’s pedestrian and bicycle network and developing recommendations for future projects.
  • Mapping and entering data.
  • Gaining an understanding of coordinating projection systems; and Spatial data visualization.

The Ideal candidate will be will in their final 2 years of undergraduate study with a focus in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Geography, or related degree. Ability to use ArcGIS is preferred.

Records Management Intern 
This internship assignment provides the opportunity to work in the City Secretary’s Office assisting with the management and routing process for the City’s electronic documentation system.
This may include but not limited to:

  • Evaluating records security.
  • Setting up audit reports in Laserfiche.
  • Assisting with documenting Records Management procedures and business processes.

The Ideal candidate will be will in their final 2 years of undergraduate Liberal Arts degree or recently graduated.

Fire & EMS Intern
This internship assignment provides the opportunity to work in the Fire-EMS Department and assist with data collection, analyzing data and developing reports.

The ideal candidate will have an Undergraduate degree with a focus on statistics, economic, political science, public administration, or business. Experience with Microsoft Excel and some exposure to Pivot Tables and creating tables and graphs. In addition, the successful candidate will have excellent written commutation skills.

Economic Development (Tourism)Intern
This internship assignment provides the opportunity to work in the Tourism Division of the Economic Development Department and assist with Summer 2019 marketing campaign.
This hands-on assignment will include:

  • Creating social media editorial calendars, activating social media posts.
  • Engaging with Sugar Land based businesses to create sharable stories that tie into the campaign.
  • Assisting Destination Event Manager by attending Event Review Committee Meetings to learn about the Special Event Permitting process.
  • Assisting the Business Retention Manager with the department’s digital record retention system.
  • Researching business conferences and tradeshows geared toward generating new business in Sugar Land.

The Ideal candidate will be will in their final 2 years of Undergraduate degree with a focus in marketing and/or event education.

Planning Intern 
The intern will assist with implementation projects that came out of the recently adopted Land Use Plan. The intern will conduct research, including some field research, and make recommendations to staff based on research; utilize GIS to analyze data and graphically represent Sugar Land based research they have completed; collect data from a variety of sources and represent it in tables, forms, summaries, etc.
Intern projects may include some or all of the following:

  • Evaluate Development Code regulations to ensure effective transitions and buffering between non-residential and residential uses.
  • Also evaluate regulations related to noise, glare, signs, parking areas, loading docks, and refuse collection to ensure they are compatible with adjacent single-family homes.

The ideal candidate will have an Undergraduate degree in urban planning or a closely related field, or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program for planning or a closely related field.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ArcMap / GIS is required.

Parks & Recreation- Events Management: This internship assignment provides the opportunity to work in the Parks and Recreation Event Division Planning, organizing, coordinating and promoting city sponsored events.
Learning opportunities may include:

  • Assisting in scheduling and maintaining communication with community organizations, vendors, and participants; coordinating and monitoring event timelines; reviewing and analyzing evaluations; and assisting in preparing a variety of publications, materials, and programs for events.

The Ideal candidate will be working on their Undergraduate degree with a focus in marketing, park, and recreations and/or event education.

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