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Collegiate Internship Program

Sponsored by Prince George's County Planning Board, the COLLEGIATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM is designed to provide job training in planning and urban development to qualified college students who anticipate careers in these areas. Interns will be assigned to work with Planning Department staff at The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in Prince George's County. Internships will be available for the summer. Interns will work full-time (40 hours per week) and will be compensated.

The Prince George's County Planning Department has a wide variety of opportunities that will provide students with a realistic work experience. Selected students will have the opportunity to work with experienced individuals in their respective disciplines. The Prince George's County Planning Department will be seeking students pursuing degrees or disciplines in the following areas:

  • Regional and Community Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design/Studies
  • Geography/Geographic Information Systems
  • Public Policy/Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Planning/Science
  • Historic Preservation
  • Economic/Community Development
  • Sociology
  • Communications/Public Relations

Student Eligibility

  • Students must have at least a junior-class standing and be enrolled in a higher education program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

Additional Criteria Used for Selection

  • Strong writing skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with computers.
  • Work or volunteer experience that might be applicable.
  • Leadership experience.
  • References from past supervisors and/or professors.
  • Self-motivation; ability to work well with minimal supervision.
Program Dates
Summer internships will run May 30 through August 18, 2017.


Applications for summer 2017 internship positions will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Application Instructions and Brochure

  • Students must submit an M-NCPPC employment application to be considered for employment.
  • Students must submit a college transcript. An unofficial transcript is acceptable.
  • Students must submit a personal statement indicating goals and aspirations that may be enhanced by participation in the program. Personal statements must be at least one page long.
  • View/download Internship Brochure 2017. Download application form. 
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Personal statements must accompany applications. Interviews for positions will be conducted.
  • Mail applications to: 
    The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Planning Board Office, 
    4th Floor, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 
    Attn: Robert E. Clarke III, Internship Coordinator (301-952-4504)