i was just wondering what kind of qualifications are necessary to work in a planning office. i was thinking of getting an internship (i.e. volunteering) at a office just to get some experience and exposure to the day-to-day planning work before i even think of applying to grad school. i' won't be done with school until december '04, and my major is ethnic studies, but i have taken several environmental design courses and a city planning course.
what do you think i should do to pursue this course of action? i'm thinking that since i won't cost anything, people shouldn't mind too much that i'm hanging around the office, but i don't know... it seems there's a lot of politics within these offices (my observation from lurking on the forum).