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Environment & Development Intern

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Location: Arlington, TX 76011
Posted on: January 14, 2022
Environment & Development Intern 
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Job Location
616 Six Flags Drive, ARLINGTON, TX
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The North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Department of Environment and Development is seeking an energetic professional to join its team as an Intern. The successful applicant will provide general support for planning staff. This position will support environment and development programs including supporting water resources, stormwater quality and quantity, public works coordination, grease abatement, energy and energy-efficiency, air quality, and/or planning for the growth that promotes quality of life improvement initiatives. The Intern position also provides administrative support to facilitate department coordination, communication, and outreach efforts with NCTCOG’s member governments.
Qualified candidates must be attending an accredited college or university while in the position and able to work at the NCTCOG offices in Arlington, Texas. The desired weekly hours for this position is up to 29 hours and the ideal candidate would be able to work for a period of up to one year or more while attending school. Please include a cover letter with your resume.
Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at
Since 1966, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has served as the Regional Planning Organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for assisting local governments in planning for common needs.  The planning area includes the 16 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Providing administrative support for committees and meetings
• Coordinating and attending meetings
• Documenting meetings through note taking and producing meeting summaries
• Reviewing and revising documents
• Creating and managing databases
• Reviewing and updating websites
• Creating maps and databases
• Collecting and analyzing environmental, development, energy, and demographic data
• Compiling and summarizing studies
• Writing reports and compiling documents for publishing
• Preparing public outreach and education materials, presentations, and supporting external meetings
• Drafting Web site, social media, and publication content
Required Skills
• Work requires knowledge in a general professional or technical field that may be obtained with six-months to one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Must be attending an accredited college or university during employment. Pursuit of a degree in sustainability, planning, GIS, public relations, marketing, political science, or environmental science preferred, but not required.
• No prior experience required.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher and Outlook.
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software preferred but not required.
• Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Detail oriented, organized, and ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines.
• Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
Required Experience
Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.  No work experience required.
NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employment actions, including but not limited to  recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, and compensation  without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected class.
If you are an applicant with a disability and need an accommodation in order to apply for a position with NCTCOG, please contact Human Resources by calling 817-695-9234 or by email at .