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Careers at CMAP

Career Opportunities

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

 

Call for interns 2020! Below are internship opportunities throughout our organization:

 

PLANNING

Planning (7) positions - Support CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program and data development projects. Interns (3) with a planning focus will be expected to support the planning process by researching and writing about assigned topics, performing geographic information system (GIS) analysis, and participating in community engagement efforts.  Interns (4) with a spatial data focus will be expected to be familiar with urban studies context, have knowledge of general GIS concepts and functions, as well as familiarity with ArcMap and experience in digitizing and editing vector datasets. 

 

POLICY AND PROGRAMMING

Transportation Improvement Program (1) position- Responsible for providing assistance in collecting and analyzing project data to support CMAP’s transportation program management activities.  

Modeling (1) position - Participate in CMAP’s transportation modeling activities, which provides data analysis and quantitative modeling in support of CMAP’s planning work.  Assist CMAP’s modeling staff in developing, updating, and performing quality control activities on CMAP modeling datasets.  (Summer only internship).

Policy-Transportation (1) position - Assist in evaluating transportation system investment needs by developing datasets on safety, congestion, transit usage, and calculating performance measures.  Assist programming and policy staff with quantitative analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), and basic coding applied to large databases.  

Field Data Collector (3) positions  - Interested in obtaining real-world operational data and ensuring optimum maintenance, operation and funding support for the regions’ transportation network?  Research and Analysis is looking for reliable yet independent candidates who are willing and able to collect volume, usage and operational data from the roads, railroads and paths plus process that data into systems supporting existing and proposed transportation system assets.  (Summer only internship).

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology (2) positions -Responsible for providing technical support within the IT division as well as providing first-level technical expertise, advice, and support to all CMAP staff.  This is a one-year internship opportunity.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH

Communications and Outreach (2) positions - Assist with the publication, messaging, and distribution of agency materials and outreach support for CMAP’s comprehensive regional plan. Help develop and manage CMAP content in a variety of print and electronic formats and assisting community outreach and engagement with CMAP partners, stakeholders, and constituents.  This internship is one-year internship opportunity.

 

Selected interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain experience and practical knowledge within your field of interest.
  • Become familiar with the concept of project management and team collaboration.
  • Help with the implementation of initiatives for the welfare of our region.
  • Network with professionals and find your next mentor.
  • While interns will be supervised by CMAP staff, they will be expected to take a high level of responsibility for their own work, and should be self-motivated.
  • Salary Range: Undergraduate $13.00 per hour/Graduate: $15.00 per hour


Ready to join us?

Apply here between February 28 and March 20, 2020. 

  • If interested in more than one opportunity, please include on cover letter all the internships you are applying for.
  • Interviews will be held March 25 through April 3, 2020. (Shortlisted candidates will be contacted)
  • Final candidates selected will be notified by April 13, 2020.
  • Internship will last for three months, June 1 through September 1, 2020 with the possibility of extension for local candidates. 
     

 

Benefits

Download a summary of CMAP employee benefits and salary range scale.  For additional information, please contact CMAP Human Resources via email.

 

CMAP Functional Organization Chart can be found here.

From Our Partners

Visit the websites of these partner agencies for career opportunities within their organization.

 

Peters Fellowship

The Peters Fellowship provides a graduate student with a paid work and enrichment experience in one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.  

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Careers at CMAP

Career Opportunities

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

 

Call for interns 2020! Below are internship opportunities throughout our organization:

 

PLANNING

Planning (7) positions - Support CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program and data development projects. Interns (3) with a planning focus will be expected to support the planning process by researching and writing about assigned topics, performing geographic information system (GIS) analysis, and participating in community engagement efforts.  Interns (4) with a spatial data focus will be expected to be familiar with urban studies context, have knowledge of general GIS concepts and functions, as well as familiarity with ArcMap and experience in digitizing and editing vector datasets. 

 

POLICY AND PROGRAMMING

Transportation Improvement Program (1) position- Responsible for providing assistance in collecting and analyzing project data to support CMAP’s transportation program management activities.  

Modeling (1) position - Participate in CMAP’s transportation modeling activities, which provides data analysis and quantitative modeling in support of CMAP’s planning work.  Assist CMAP’s modeling staff in developing, updating, and performing quality control activities on CMAP modeling datasets.  (Summer only internship).

Policy-Transportation (1) position - Assist in evaluating transportation system investment needs by developing datasets on safety, congestion, transit usage, and calculating performance measures.  Assist programming and policy staff with quantitative analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), and basic coding applied to large databases.  

Field Data Collector (3) positions  - Interested in obtaining real-world operational data and ensuring optimum maintenance, operation and funding support for the regions’ transportation network?  Research and Analysis is looking for reliable yet independent candidates who are willing and able to collect volume, usage and operational data from the roads, railroads and paths plus process that data into systems supporting existing and proposed transportation system assets.  (Summer only internship).

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology (2) positions -Responsible for providing technical support within the IT division as well as providing first-level technical expertise, advice, and support to all CMAP staff.  This is a one-year internship opportunity.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH

Communications and Outreach (2) positions - Assist with the publication, messaging, and distribution of agency materials and outreach support for CMAP’s comprehensive regional plan. Help develop and manage CMAP content in a variety of print and electronic formats and assisting community outreach and engagement with CMAP partners, stakeholders, and constituents.  This internship is one-year internship opportunity.

 

Selected interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain experience and practical knowledge within your field of interest.
  • Become familiar with the concept of project management and team collaboration.
  • Help with the implementation of initiatives for the welfare of our region.
  • Network with professionals and find your next mentor.
  • While interns will be supervised by CMAP staff, they will be expected to take a high level of responsibility for their own work, and should be self-motivated.
  • Salary Range: Undergraduate $13.00 per hour/Graduate: $15.00 per hour


Ready to join us?

Apply here between February 28 and March 20, 2020. 

  • If interested in more than one opportunity, please include on cover letter all the internships you are applying for.
  • Interviews will be held March 25 through April 3, 2020. (Shortlisted candidates will be contacted)
  • Final candidates selected will be notified by April 13, 2020.
  • Internship will last for three months, June 1 through September 1, 2020 with the possibility of extension for local candidates. 
     

 

Benefits

Download a summary of CMAP employee benefits and salary range scale.  For additional information, please contact CMAP Human Resources via email.

 

CMAP Functional Organization Chart can be found here.

From Our Partners

Visit the websites of these partner agencies for career opportunities within their organization.

 

Peters Fellowship

The Peters Fellowship provides a graduate student with a paid work and enrichment experience in one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.  

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