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The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) has two full time (30-40 hours per week) planning/GIS internship positions open during the summer of 2018 (approximately from May 7, 2018 to August 31, 2018) to assist with various regional planning activities, including:

  • Long and Short-Range Transportation Planning
  • Special Planning Studies
  • Land Use Planning
  • Data Update, Data Analysis and Map Production using Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Field Surveys/Data Collection

Applicants should possess: knowledge of planning principles and practices; working knowledge of GIS; familiarity with research techniques; skill in the use of various basic software (word processing, databases, spreadsheet, etc).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree (undergraduate or graduate) program in planning, geography, or related field
  • Currently in the second year toward completing a Bachelor’s degree program.
  • A personal vehicle to drive and a valid driver’s license are required for field work during working hours.
  • Some practical professional experience preferred.

Submit a resume via e-mail to  Application deadline: March 2, 2018.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

MVRPC will host a free training session on ArcGIS Online Basics on November 15, 2017, at MVRPC offices downtown. The session will cover the following topics: an ArcGIS Online overview, how to work with online data and make your own web maps, and using mapping application templates. You can download the event flyer here and you can visit the registration page here. Please feel free to pass this information along to any colleagues who might be interested.

I hope to see you there!

Tom Harner, GISP

GIS Coordinator

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

10 North Ludlow St., Suite 700

Dayton, OH 45402-1855


937.223.6323 - office

937.223.9750 – fax

MVRPC’s GIS program received the “Best Practices Award” from the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP) and the Map Award for its Miami Valley Equity Regional Profile. The awards were presented during the 2017 Ohio GIS Conference held during September 25 – 27 in Columbus.

For more information about MVRPC’s GIS Program, visit MVRPC's GIS page.

For more information about Miami Valley Equity Regional Profile, visit The Equity Profile.

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