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Port of Portland | Portland, OR
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Job Description

General Information Benefits Supplemental Questions

Do you have a desire to learn more about project management, land use permitting and entitlements, and facility planning? Looking to expand and enhance your GIS mapping and policy research skills? Interested in working in a collaborative environment with a motivated team where you play a critical support role? We are everything you want...and not what you expected in a very good way!

Port Interns learn on the job under close supervision, receive feedback from Port staff and complete work products that align with the students learning objectives and contribute to the Port's mission.

To be considered for this intern position you must be a current student enrolled in a Portland-area school for the duration of employment (up to 12 months). Spring 2020 graduates will not be eligible for this internship unless documentation of continued educational classes (graduate school related to the field) can be provided at the time of application.

Summary of Essential Responsibilities:

* Learning Projects:
* Project Development: Assist in putting together applications, proposals or plans for transportation or other Port capital projects.
* Facility Planning: Assist in creating development plans for a Port facility or property by gathering and analyzing data, maintaining the project e-Port site and organizing site visits.
* Land Use Permitting and Entitlements: Assist in data gathering, preparation of narratives and assembling information for review by relevant agencies.
* Development Review: Assist in working with agency partners to examine proposed development adjacent to Port facilities.
* Policy Research: Conduct research and prepare findings on different relevant policy issues such as freight, industrial land and brownfields.
* GIS Mapping: Prepare maps, conduct GIS-based analysis and obtain GIS data from local jurisdictional partners.

Minimum Requirements:

* Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and seeking a degree in Urban Planning or other related field is required.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ArcGIS. AutoCAD, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

* Demonstrated skills:
* Organize workload to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
* Express ideas clearly in written and oral communication.
* Create and use spreadsheets for data analysis and reporting.
* Shows the utmost respect for others and is a proven team player..

* Ability to:
* Work collaboratively with all staff at the Port.
* Demonstrate professional work behaviors.
* Demonstrate interest in Port business lines.
* Demonstrate commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive.

About Port of Portland

It's called the Port of Portland because its operations are located in and around Oregon's largest city. But if you consider the millions who benefit from its transportation services and facilities, you'll find a good argument for referring to it as the Port of Oregon.