Planning Intern


Development Services

Description of Work

This position works under the general supervision and guidance of the Director of Development Services. This position will be responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks related primarily to community development and planning projects for the City of Hastings. Work assignments include, but are not limited to, plan review, research, field inspections, code analysis, report writing, and presenting information. The Planning Intern will have opportunities to utilize permitting software, Microsoft Office, and a full suite of ArcGIS software.


Minimum: Enrolled in an urban planning program or closely related program with experience or classwork in city planning, architecture, landscape architecture, political science, geography, and/or cartography. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Desired: Enrolled in a master's program for an urban planning-related degree.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Research information related to long-range planning projects, including housing, downtown redevelopment and streetscape design, and community engagement.
  • Research information related to City codes.
  • Reviews development projects, writes reports, and presents information with opportunities to present to the Planning Commission and/or Board of Adjustments.
  • Assists Development Services with various special projects and daily tasks.
  • Performs field inspections for permit review and development research.
  • Shadows various City employees and regional partners to learn about different roles and functions.


10-week paid internship. 24 - 40 hours per week.


Interested individuals may apply online (link available at top of this page).

[javascript protected email address]
1228 N Denver Ave
Hastings, NE 68901

Deadline to apply: Position open until filled.

EOE/M/F/D/Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace/E-verify Participant
This position is subject to veteran's preference per Neb. statute 48-225 thru 48-227.