GPS Student Resources

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General Employment

Planning Employment

State and Local Government

Federal Government

Environmental Employment

Weather Employment

Parks and Recreation Employment

Looking for an Internship? Please contact Dr. Marijoan Bull (Internship Coordinator) for more information.

Amherst Planning Department
4 Boltwood Ave., Amherst, MA 01002. Tel. 413-256-4040 Fax: 413-256-4041. Zoning revisions, master planning (visioning process), mapping and natural resource inventory, and housing affordability studies. Preferred skills: data collection and analysis, meeting facilitator, GIS mapping, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Barnes Airport
Westfield, MA, Tel. 413-572-6275. Conduct environmental impact assessment of the vegetation and animal habitats on the airport grounds. Preferred skills: environmental impact statement preparation, technical report writing, site location/environmental analysis and assessment fieldwork, and data entry computer skills.

Berkshire County Regional Planning Commission
33 Dunham Mall, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6207. Tel. 413-442-1521 Fax. 413-442-1523. Master planning, neighborhood assessment plans, vacancy rate inventories. Preferred skills: data gathering/analysis/synthesis, GIS, report writing.

Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
35 Harvard Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA., 01609-2801. Tel. 508-756-7717 email: Transportation Impact Studies (collection of existent traffic data from on-site fieldwork, predicted project data from computer models, hazards and collision police data, environmental impacts from new projects), transportation demand management studies including public transportation plans for the Worcester metropolitan area, and specific site location work related to the historic Union Station project. Preferred skills: Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, data entry computer skills, technical report writing, traffic count and trip generation and assignment modeling.

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
79 Elm St., Hartford, CT 06106-5127. Tel. 860-424-3954. Air quality analysis research/studies, environmental legislation and regulations applications pertaining to air pollution emission controls, permitting process for businesses and industries in non-compliance, legal court case review on air contamination infringement, fieldwork and site inspections to determine polluters/case study review for Superfund legislation enactment. Preferred skills: Legal research and court case review, statutory knowledge, permitting processes and file review, and report writing.

Conti Fisheries and Wildlife Sunderland Office
Contact: 413-548-8002 ext. 22 Fax. 413-548-9746. Ecological inventory/video of the salmon habitat. Preferred skills: wetlands delineation, natural resource inventory skills, mapping, and technical writing.

Danvers Planning and Human Services Department
1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923. Tel. 978-777-0001 ext.3021 Fax. 978-762-0215. The open space intern for this position will work on public access to the waterfront and will assist in other conservation projects in the department. Some other projects include interpretive signage for the open space parcels, trail mapping project, and open space parcel inventory. Preferred skills: wetlands delineation, plant identification, landscaping, and mapping.

Ellington, CT Planning Department
Tel. 860-871-1057. Tax assessment/valuation study for town (update tax roles), economic impact study of proposed business and industrial projects, collect data for housing affordability and market study, attend zoning revision sub-committee meetings, note-taking at planning board meetings, and developing & analyzing a survey of attitudes about open space planning. Preferred skills: Data collection, synthesis and analysis skills, knowledge of model zoning bylaws for affordable housing, and environmental impact assessment and cost benefit analysis skills.

Enfield, CT Planning Department
Tel. 860-253-6356 Fax. 860-253-6310. Land use classification and natural resources inventory mapping, GIS mapping of soil horizons, topographic features and zoning districts, data collection and analysis of survey for open space plan for the town, housing and market analysis studies & economic development plans for area. Preferred skills: GIS computer applications skills, data gathering for open space plan, knowledge of farmland regulations/deed restrictions of tax abatement under CT laws.

Holyoke Planning Department
High Street, Holyoke, MA. Tel. 413-534-2240 Fax. 413-533-9699. Community development, neighborhood assessment analysis, data entry for housing grant, fieldwork for condition surveys, business inventory and vacancy rates studies. Preferred skills: computer data entry, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, technical report writing.

Holyoke Inc.
57 Suffolk Street, Holyoke. Tel. 413-536-4611 Fax. 413-538-9716. Americore- work with neighborhood groups promoting social awareness, community policing, grant writing, and conduct neighborhood assessment studies. Preferred skills: criminal justice dual major, mediation and collaboration work with youth groups.

Holyoke: Save Historic Holyoke
383 Dwight Street, Open Square Complex, Suite 402, Holyoke, MA 01040. Tel. 413-534-5551 Fax. 413-532-5278 email. 45 Taylor St, Holyoke, MA 01040 (413-532-4561). Historic preservation/ restoration of buildings in Holyoke.

Lowell Arena and Civic Stadium Commission
Wannalancit Mills, 600 Suffolk Street, 5th Floor, Lowell, MA 01854. Contact: Donna Spellissy, Admin. Assistant, Tel.978-454-6746 Fax. 978-454-2527. Review and make addendum changes to various blueprints for Riverwalk Project in Lowell, catalog a list of various "as built" drawings, blueprints and plans for Tsongas Arena, and attend planning board meetings. Preferred skills: Data gathering, artistic rendering review, mapping, and urban design review.

Martha's Vineyard Commission
General Delivery, 79 Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs, MA. Tel. 508-693-3453. Master plan update for island, economic development and tourism study and plan, beach erosion analysis, affordable housing index review. Preferred skills: Data collection and analysis, commercial/tourism & business training, economic modeling and cost-effective scenarios for recreation and tourist facilities, zoning bylaw revisions writing, technical report writing.

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
536 Dwight Street, Springfield, MA. Tel. 413-784-1100x 217) Fax. 413-784-1149. Water Quality Division, Air Quality Division, Hazardous Materials & Waste Management Section. Preferred skills: environmental/technical report writing, site location field analysis, legal research/ permitting processes review, regulations and statutes applications, data entry, and Geographic Informations Systems(GIS) computer skills.

Northampton Planning Department
Main Street, Northampton, MA. Tel. 413-587-1265 Fax. 413-587-1264. Master planning, CBD vacancy rate study, parking garage study, land trust inventory. Preferred skills: data collection and analysis, technical report writing, GIS, computer data entry, Microsoft Excel, fieldwork, and wetlands delineation.

North County Community Development Corporation
Union Street, North Adams, MA. 01247. Tel. 413-664-6369. Work on business mentoring program to meet requirements of enterprise zones. Preferred skills: data gathering, neighborhood assessment analysis.

Nueva Esperanza, Inc.
Holyoke. Tel. 413-533-9442. Economic development research, inventory of vacant businesses, proposals to revitalize commercial district. Preferred skills: Spanish language fluency, economic modeling & development/cost benefit analysis skills, business courses.

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission(PVPC)
26 Central St., West Springfield, MA. Tel. 413-781-6045 Fax. 413-732-2593. Land Use Dept: Data collection, and mapping for regional land use study. Preferred skills: Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, GIS, computer mapping, traffic count and analysis skills.

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission(PVPC)
26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA 01089-2787. Summer Internships(Paid) Tel. 413-781-6045) Fax. 413-732-2593. Summer internships available in the Transportation Department. All interested students are encouraged to submit a resume to above address. Paid positions, either full or part-time. Preferred skills: Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, computer entry data, traffic counts, traffic modeling software packages.

Prophesy Transportation Software, Inc.
West Newberry Rd. Bloomfield, CT. Tel. 800-776-6706 ext. 318 Fax. 860-243-2619. Maintaining proprietary cartographic database using MapInfo, adding cities and roads to database, contacting state and federal agencies for current data via the internet and phone, trouble shooting software, contacting Prophesy vendors for specified information.

Southeast Regional Planning & Economic Development (SERPED)
Broadway, Taunton, MA. Tel. 508-824-1367. General land use planning, growth management applications, open space and master planning mapping, inventory and plan development. Preferred skills: data collection, analysis, and conclusions, survey measurement and analysis.

Springfield Planning Department
Court Square, Springfield, MA. Tel. 413-787-6020 Fax. 413-787-6524. Conduct master plan inventory studies, collect data for entertainment zone district, and assist with Riverfront Development Project (Basketball Hall of Fame). Preferred skills: Data collection, fieldwork and site assessment skills, GIS, zoning revision, technical report writing.

Stanley Park
400 Western Ave., Westfield, MA 01086. Tel.413-568-9312. Vegetation and Habitat Plan for Stanley Park. Preferred skills: biological inventory, site analysis assessment.

Tighe and Bond
53 Southampton Road, Westfield, MA. Tel. 413-562-1600 Fax. 413-562-5317. Environmental Impact Statements preparation, GIS mapping, technical reports, permit preparation, and on-site fieldwork to identify wetlands and assess impacts from specified projects. Preferred skills: Environmental impact assessment and site location analysis skills, technical report writing, legal research of environmental statutes and regulations, and knowledge of wetlands plants/endangered habitat species.

Village of Lombard, Economic Development Department
255 East Wilson Avenue, Lombard, Illinois, 60148-3931. Tel. 630-620-5752). Master planning, open space planning, business vacancy rate studies. Preferred skills: technical report writing, GIS, data entry and Microsoft Excel, economic modeling, and cost-benefit analysis studies. Postings for paid internships, as well as entry level planner.

Westfield Department of Community Development and Planning
Municipal Building, 59 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085. Tel. 413-572-6246 Fax. 413-568-6850. Potential Site Analysis for new projects for Westfield; zoning board of appeals and subdivision reviews update. Preferred skills: Data collection, synthesis and analysis, open space planning inventory, downtown business vacancy study, housing condition, and survey design and analysis skills.

West Springfield Community Development/Planning Department
26 Central Street, West Springfield (Municipal Office). Tel. 413-263-3045 Fax. 413-263-3043). Community Development (263-3271)/Planning Department. Housing condition survey and plan for Merrick Neighborhood. Preferred skills: Condition survey and analysis, GIS and land classification mapping skills, master planning data gathering.