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Delaware County Planning Department
Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Intern/Graduate Intern - $8.50/$9.50 per hour or course credit


For Intern, graduation from high school plus enrollment in a college-level program in planning or a related field.
For Graduate Intern, bachelors degree and enrollment in a graduate program in planning or a related field. 


Perform data collection, field surveys, research, and analysis on assigned projects. Assist project planners with preparation of recommendations and draft reports and with task force and public participation activities. Positions available in the following areas:

Community Assistance Planning

  • assist planners in seeking and acquiring grants and funding for projects, including zoning ordinances, comprehensive plans, official maps, redevelopment studies and plan implementation activities
  • assist in drafting and preparing zoning ordinances
    • tasks may include draft editing, review of zoning definitions and the creation of tables or graphics
  • assist in the drafting and preparing of comprehensive plans
    • tasks may include draft editing and writing, creating tables, charts and graphics and helping to coordinate public meetings
  • general assistance with ongoing projects including meeting attendance and minutes, research, or technical assistance

County and Regional Planning

  • converting the County’s Energy Toolbox from a pdf document to Microsoft Publisher and updating key text
  • assist with work related to the Solar Ready II initiative to encourage the installation of solar energy in the County by decreasing the permitting costs and zoning barriers
  • Update the County Resource Guide to ensure that information is current and includes new grants that have been created. Work with administrative staff to create a more easily updated format using Microsoft Access
  • assist in researching, writing, and editing component elements of the Delaware County Comprehensive Plan as well as the County’s Model Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance
  • update of a list of Councils of Government in the County with pertinent contact information and meeting times
  • assist in researching environmental topics to add to the County’s Green Pages website
  • assist with ongoing projects including meeting attendance and minutes, research, or technical assistance

Preservation Planning

  • assist the project manager for the Brandywine Battlefield Grant in accomplishing historical research and data collection for the two strategic landscapes
  • assist project manager in drafting an historic overlay ordinance as part of a zoning update
  • assist project manager in creating a Delaware County Preservation Plan, as a component plan to the Delaware County 2035 Comprehensive Plan
  • provide historic comments for Subdivision/Land Development plans
  • provide historic comments for sewer modules
  • assist the general public with information regarding historic resources, protective tools, and community revitalization
  • environmental review under Section 106 of HUD-funded projects

NOTE:  Preference is given to County residents

Forward cover letters and resumes to:

Doris K. Cusano
Delaware County Planning Department
Court House/Government Center
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063

Phone:  (610) 891-5202
    FAX:  (610) 891-5203

In order to avoid delays in the selection and candidate approval process, if you are invited to discuss your qualifications in person, it would be helpful to complete an Application for Employment prior to your scheduled appointment and have it available when you arrive.


February 2014


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201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063

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