Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) today announced an internship opportunity at the Orange County Municipal Planning Federation (OCMPF) for students pursuing a variety of landscape, geography, urban-planning or engineering fields. Typical internships can last up to six weeks but may last longer depending on the project.
“Internships can help open doors and give students the opportunity to gain hands-on, in-the-field experience valuable for future employment,” said Rabbitt. “Organizations such as the Orange County Municipal Planning Federation work on county-wide projects that involve a variety of different professional fields, and I strongly encourage interested students to apply. The tools an intern can learn here can be used throughout a person’s professional life.”
OCMPF works on educational programs, land and urban planning, and zoning, and also collaborates on research projects as part of the State Environmental Quality Review Act. Paid summer internship positions are offered by OCMPF while working under the supervision of a department member. Interns will work on a project selected by the OCMPF and will present their findings at the internship's conclusion.
Candidates are required to be a full-time resident of Orange County and pursuing a degree in one of the following areas of study: geography, urban design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, environmental science or public administration.
Interested applicants must submit their resume and a cover letter to Matthew Ryan, Orange County Department of Planning, 124 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For any questions related to the internship program, please email Mr. Ryan or call him at 845-615-3840.