Employment and Collegiate Internships

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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, a celebration of employee diversity, and remarkable work/life programs have earned us recognition as a “Workplace of Excellence.” We believe that employees are our most valuable resource, and as such M-NCPPC has been recognized as a leader in implementing initiatives that allow individuals to grow, both professionally and personally.

We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from minorities, females, and persons with disabilities. At the Planning Department, our highly skilled and diverse professionals work collaboratively to serve the public. The Planning Department offers a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers.

Join the Planning Department Team

  • Assist in business procurement and contracts undefined
  • Facilitate meetings in the community
  • Invite and schedule staff to share information and dialogue with community, business, and school groups
  • Participate and engage in the many community and countywide planning programs and activities, and zoning and development processes
  • Share your ideas for improving services and operations
  • Volunteer time in one of the Department’s many offices or programs

To receive the coveted “Workplace of Excellence” award, an organization must demonstrate a firm commitment to its employees through an inclusive corporate culture, progressive and flexible work/life programs, cutting-edge employee benefits, and strong community involvement.

A Preferred Place to Work

M-NCPPC’s Work/Life Program is designed to recognize the whole employee, at work and away from work. Our Work/Life Program includes opportunities for flexible scheduling, tuition reimbursement, teleworking, and more.

Learn more about the agency and our strong commitment to being a preferred place to work by contacting the Health and Benefits Office or the Employee/Labor Relations Office.

The agency’s diversity initiatives foster a culture that values the richness and uniqueness of our employees in aspects such as skill sets, experiences, culture, gender, and ethnicity.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal employment opportunities are fundamental to all employment decisions at M-NCPPC. Employment decisions are made on the basis of merit and without discrimination due to an employee’s race, color, religion, ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Collegiate Internships
Intern in the field

Sponsored by the 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 the 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.

Areas of Opportunities

The Prince George’s County Planning Department has many opportunities that will provide students with realistic work experience. Selected students can 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:

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

Program Dates
Summer internships will run from May 28 through August 16, 2024.

Applications for summer 2024 internship positions will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Student Eligibility

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

Additional Criteria Used for Selection

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity and/or experience with computers
  • Leadership experience
  • References from past supervisors and/or professors
  • Self-motivation; ability to work well with minimal supervision
  • Strong writing skills
  • Work or volunteer experience that might be applicable

Application Instructions and More Details

  • Students must submit an M-NCPPC Online Application through NEOGOV 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 Flyer
  • View/Download Quick Facts

Only complete applications will be accepted. Personal statements must accompany applications. Interviews for the positions will be conducted.

Contact Information
For more information, please contact Robert E. Clarke III, Internship Coordinator, at (301) 952-4504 or by email.

Physical Address
1616 McCormick Drive
Largo, MD 20774