Village of Northfield

The Village of Northfield, Illinois, is seeking an urban planning student for a full-time internship in our Community  Development Department.  

Northfield is a bedroom community with a population of 5,420. We’re located in the North Shore area of Chicago just  30 minutes from the Loop. The Community Development Department encompasses the following functions: • Planning and Zoning  

• Economic Development 

• Engineering 

• Building/Code Enforcement (Inspectional Services) 

• Public Health Services 

The intern will be exposed to a variety of projects including implementation of new initiatives recommended in newly  updated Comprehensive Plan, economic development initiatives, zoning entitlement application review, building code  updates, social media communications, general research and citizen engagement. This position will require  occasional field work, assisting at the front counter and other duties as assigned.  

Requirements: The candidate should be a current undergraduate or graduate student in urban planning; must have  effective oral /written communication skills; must have excellent organizational and time management skills; must  interact well with others; must have competency in ArcMap/GIS, Word and Outlook; must have a valid driver’s  license. 

The intern will report directly to the Community Development Director. We are dedicated to both mentoring our  interns and learning from them. 

Address: 361 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093 


Pay: $13 – $15 per hour depending on qualifications.  

Expected start date: Monday, May 3, 2021 (flexible)  

Work Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (flexible – depending on the needs of the candidate and  Department). 

First Review of Applications – April 2, 2021: Email, resume, cover letter and work/school related references to Steve Gutierrez, Community Development Director, The position will remain open until  filled.

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