Iowa Employer Planning Intern in ANKENY, Iowa

MSA specializes in the sustainable development of communities. Yet, what we do is more than just a portfolio of projects. We are committed to going beyond the project i to building honest, open relationships and becoming a source of expertise and support in order to help make our communities stronger. Founded in the 1930s as a rural land surveying business, MSA has grown into an employee-owned, multidisciplinary consulting firm employing more than 350 engineers, architects, planners, funding experts, surveyors, GIS experts, landscape architects and environmental scientists. We have 16 offices across six states (Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin) and collaborate to pioneer projects in communities throughout the United States. MSA has earned a variety of notable industry accolades. The Milwaukee Business-Journal identified the company as the third largest engineering firm in Wisconsin in its 2018 report. MSA was also selected Wisconsin Company of the Year for 2018 by the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Association and named by the Zweig Group as one of the 2017 iBest Firms to Work For.i We also pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and take seriously our commitment to offering a fun, engaging professional culture as well as a healthy work-life balance. Position:MSA is looking for a motivated, results-oriented Planning Intern in our Ankeny, IA office for the fall 2018 semester. This is a paid position that will offer the opportunity to work with experienced professionals and gain valuable hands on experience! This will be a part time position of 16-20 hours per week and will allow the flexibility to work around your class schedule. Responsibilities:iAssist with creation of planning documentsiCreate ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator maps for engineering and planning projectsiAssist with engineering and planning public engagement activitiesiAssist with the administration of CDBG/SRF funding for projectsiAssist with proposals and SOQisiServe internal and external client needsQualifications:iCurrently pursuing Bacheloris or Masteris degree in Community and Regional Planning requirediSophomore or higher standing required i2.75 minimum GPA requirediPrevious planning internship experience preferrediPrevious experience with ArcGIS and Adobe Create Suite preferred iWe are seeking someone with solid verbal and written communication skills with a desire to learn more about working for a multi-disciplinary consulting firmMSA offers a unique, innovative learning experience for students who are looking to expand their coursework through practical, hands-on work. Our team of professional engineers are ready to welcome you onto their team and to help create a positive and fun position for you. MSA also offers holiday pay and cell phone reimbursements up to $50 per month for student employees! Check us out and apply today at is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer