Employment/Job Opportunities

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Internship and Volunteer Program

Internship and volunteer opportunities are available year-round with the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission’s Internship and Volunteer Program for students and individuals that have coursework, interest and/or experience in any of the following areas:  regional and transportation planning, community and economic development, water and environmental resources planning, demographics, mapping, housing, homelessness, citizen participation and outreach, general research and data collection, website design, graphic design, and/or related topics.

Environment and Community Development Intern

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC) is currently seeking a current or recent graduate or undergraduate student for a spring semester 2019 internship. Preference will be given to students with coursework and experience in urban/environmental planning, or a closely related area.

Specific assistance is needed with these projects: Roanoke Valley Local Food Plan, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Program support, Rural Bikeway Plan, and grant writing.

The successful intern will perform other duties as assigned out of necessity and/or interest, as well as have opportunities for additional research projects to support academic goals.

Applications will be taken until Thursday, February 28, 2019 and interviews will be scheduled and continue on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. This is a paid internship.

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Types of Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Academic and special project (thesis, research, capstone project, etc.) internships and volunteer opportunities are available for students from a range of academic majors and/or skill sets. Note: Academic credit internships are based on academic institution and/or department requirements and the intern is responsible for completing all requisite administrative items.

Internship and/or Volunteer Projects and Duties

Specific duties and assignments will be based on intern’s/individual’s area(s) of interest/expertise and the Regional Commission’s Work Program. An overview of programs, projects, and activities is in the Regional Commission’s Comprehensive Work Program.

Work Hours and Office Location

Work hours are flexible and based on the intern’s or volunteer’s schedule, academic institution requirements for academic or other credit, and the timetable of various projects in which the intern or volunteer will be participating. Regional Commission office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Regional Commission is located at 313 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke VA 24016. Directions and parking information.

Benefits of an Internship with the Regional Commission

* Opportunity to work on a range of projects and activities with a multidisciplinary staff
* Valuable work experience
* Research opportunities
* Academic credit
* Compensation for student internships
* Networking opportunities
* New skills development
* Flexible work schedule

To apply for an internship, or for additional information, contact Bryan Hill at 540.343.4417 or bhill@rvarc.org.  Interested persons should complete the RVARC Internship Interest Form when submitting information about internships.


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