Internship Opportunities – City of Chicopee

The City of Chicopee’s Department of Planning & Development plans to hire two (2) interns to assist the Department with a number of on-going and upcoming projects throughout the remainder of the Fiscal Year 2022 and throughout Fiscal Year 2023 (May 2, 2022 – June 30, 2023) pending approval of the Department’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget request. Both positions will contribute to and gain experience from the following projects and activities during the 14-month internship:

  • Research and develop proposals for various grant programs (federal, state & private foundations) the Department plans to pursue;
  • Assist in the management of on-going Department-led grant-funded projects;
  • Assist with the completion of Chicopee’s first city-wide comprehensive planning process: “Envision Our Chicopee: 2040”;
  • Assist with the ongoing development of an update to the City’s Open Space and Recreation Plan;
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of Departmental webpages (across different platforms) and social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram);
  • Assist in the project management of on-going Brownfields assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment projects through Chicopee’s Brownfields Program including the Willimansett Brownfields Area-wide Plan;
  • Assist in the Department’s digital archiving of historic Department hard-copy files;
  • Assist in the planning and organization of community engagement programs;
  • Assist the City’s GIS Director with on-going GIS-based projects and data development as needed;
  • Assist Planning Staff with Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission & Historical Commission meetings & document management, including administration and operation of the Department’s new e-permitting system; and
  • Other projects as deemed appropriate by Department Staff.

Selected interns will be expected to work a maximum of 20 hours per week with compensation of $17.50 per hour. Selected interns will report to the Planning Director and will collaborate with and be supported by all Planning Department Staff.

Recent graduates and individuals planning to return to an academic program of study during the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semesters are encouraged to apply. Planning Staff and any selected individual(s) will develop an appropriate work schedule to accommodate class schedules as needed.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and graphic/writing sample by April 11, 2022 to:

Amanada Vazquez, HR Administrative Specialist
Human Resources Department
274 Front Street, 1st Floor City Hall
Chicopee, MA 01013

or via email to:

Amanada Vazquez, HR Administrative Specialist

Please reference the Planning Department Internship Positions in your cover letter. For questions or any additional information please contact the Planning Department.