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Planning Intern
SLR International Corporation is seeking a motivated Planning Intern to join our dynamic and growing Community Planning Team in our New Haven or Cheshire, Connecticut office.

This internship position offers candidates the opportunity to work under the supervision of professional planners as well as a broad team of SLR’s collaborative professional staff ranging from engineers to landscape architects to climate specialists and to contribute to a diverse and challenging range of planning projects. The Intern will gain hands on experience working with staff and mentors. They will perform assignments designed to utilize and develop their professional skills and knowledge that are essential in the field of community planning.

This internship is a temporary seasonal position offered for Summer 2022 with the flexibility to continue as scheduling fits with SLR’s needs. This is a non-benefits eligible position.

Who We Are

We are a team of talented, committed, and energetic people who are motivated by challenge, diversity, and team success.  Our workplace encourages innovation and collaboration. SLR offers competitive salaries, a professional collaborative working environment, and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of exciting projects. Our Connecticut and New England Team represents a broad and diverse range of technical and environmental capabilities which includes Community Planning, Resilience Planning, Transportation Planning, Urban Design, Park & Recreation Planning, and Landscape Architecture.  A full suite of Engineering and Environmental Services is also housed within our New England offices.

About SLR

SLR is a professional consulting and advisory firm that has been advising clients for over 20 years. Starting as a UK business, we now operate as a global company with more than 1400 people delivering client solutions across five regions. 

In the United States, SLR has nearly 500 employees located throughout 34 offices. Our team represents a broad and diverse range of technical and environmental capabilities. SLR’s professionals offer a blend of experience incorporating engineers, geologists, toxicologists, hydrogeologists, remediation specialists, regulatory and compliance specialists, and environmental scientists.  We work for clients throughout our six primary business sectors: Energy, Mining, Industry, Infrastructure, Built Environment and Power. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are at the core of who we are and want to be.

SLR is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, civil union status, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status.    

At SLR, we embrace diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within and outside our organization. We respect and celebrate differences and want to ensure that we continuously strive to build a place where everyone feels included and is encouraged to be their authentic self.  

We are committed to these values, and our SLR Culture & Diversity Team works to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across our people and talent processes, operations, and client work around the world. If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodations at any point in the application or interview process, please contact us at careers-us@slrconsulting.
Required Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interface with staff, clients and the public
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Self-motivated and willingness to learn
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Enrolled in final year of an undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited college or university with a degree or major course work in City, Regional or Urban Planning or a closely related field
  • Working knowledge of planning principals and concepts and zoning codes and practices
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS is preferable 
  • Interest in helping the community
  • Current valid driver’s license
Key Responsibilities

The Planning Intern will contribute to the Planning Team’s current and future client projects including the compilation and completion of Plans of Conservation and Development, Master Plans, Affordable Housing Plans, zoning studies, market analyses and additional special study projects through the following tasks:
  • Researching policies and best practices
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Creation of public engagement materials
  • Development of PowerPoint presentations
  • Zoning code reviews
  • Drafting report text
  • Creation of graphics and visualizations
  • Participation in virtual or in-person public workshops
United States
Cheshire; New Haven