With a focus on Engineering Services relative to city infrastructure, the Engineering Intern will perform traffic counts within the city to help make informed decisions about future projects. Assist in survey operations to collect data to be used for future designs. Assist in making updated to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) database and prepare GIS documents for public and governmental distribution. Utilize AutoCAD to complete preliminary design work on assigned projects. Assist with field inspection and oversight to active construction projects to ensure project work is completed in accordance with required specifications.

Desired Curriculum: College enrollment with an emphasis towards engineering, surveying, GIS, or another related field. Experience with AutoCAD and/or ESRI Software products preferred.

Outcome: Be able to be a part of as many steps as possible in an engineering project from start to finish and learn how infrastructure is constructed and maintained.

The Fire Prevention Internship will assist the Fire Marshall and Fire Prevention Bureau with tasks that will impact the department operations and service. The person will organize “self-inspection” forms and prioritize their need for inspection. Scan building blueprints and documents into a “pre-incident survey” program and assist with the “Firefighter Right to Know” FFRTK program, and other recordkeeping tasks. The qualified candidate should have skills in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel), and general blueprint and other building trades documents.

Outcome: Fire Prevention activities and practices, knowledge of buildings, blue prints and drawings, gain additional knowledge of computers and their programs, general knowledge of fire prevention operations

The Clerk Assistant Intern will assist with Elections, Farmers Market, Western Market, and Events. This intern will assist with the august election, participating in food truck rallies by selling tickets, emptying trash, assisting vendors, etc. Assist with planning and coordination of the following events: Western Market, First Fridays, Taste of Muskegon, our 150th Anniversary Celebration.

Desired: College Student. Organized, able to work independently, an eye for photography, some typing skills, like interacting with the public. Able to follow directions and multi-task. Must enjoy events, be a hard worker, and flexible to work occasional nights and weekends. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Outcome: Opportunity to potentially plan an event/activity from beginning to end. The intern will learn organizational skills, planning skills, and how to access resources. General Office work and assist with running an election.

This Internship will provide various planning services relative to updating the City’s Master Plan.
The student will create maps and visual documents using GIS and other design software. Create, distribute, collect and analyze surveys. Collect and analyze census data. Assist in writing certain sections of the Master Land Use Plan.

Desired: College enrollment with an emphasis towards planning, architecture, GIS, or other related field.
Outcome: Lear the processes involved in zoning and planning as they relate to the Zoning Enabling Act of 2006 and the Planning Enabling Act of 2008.

The Community and Neighborhood Services specializes in Housing programs- Homeowners, Homebuyers, and Renters. The intern will assist with the administration of housing programs with a human service outlook, managing caseloads, reviewing assessments used to determine eligibility for programs, intervention and termination skills.

Desired: Any major/minor is welcome to apply, human service curriculum preferred. Candidate should be computer literate (Microsoft Office), able to do research, mathematical skills, public speaking and GIS mapping experience a plus, experience interacting with diverse populations, be open-minded, possess good telephone etiquette, be able to multi-task, and be detail oriented. The ideal candidate is committed to serving the public. We are willing to train the right candidate.

Outcome: There will be some exposure to building and inspection and cost analysis as it relates to housing rehabilitation. Learn about community and neighborhood development.

This Internship is assisting the Public Services with assuring the proper and safe use of the water-related facilities, mooring area, dock and launch ramp. This person will collect rental and service fees, sell gasoline and other goods and assist boaters as needed. The person will assist in the maintenance of records and files and prepare related reports. This person will be the point person for others who assist in maintenance of facility and grounds.

Desired: College Student pursuing a business degree
Outcome: This person will learn a variety of business concepts directed at running a recreational business.

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