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    Cyburbian Peter Bratt's avatar
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    Where to do an internship?

    Dear folks,

    If this sort of question should go to the student forum, please accept my apologies. However, I wanted to ask some people in the working world where the best place to do a summer internship may be.

    I am currently in my first year at a Big-Ten urban planning program, and have a concentration in community development. I would like to focus an internship in community development/neighborhood planning or metropolitan development. Since my wife is a big city girl, I've made a pledge to look for internships in three places:

    -Ann Arbor Michigan. We live here right now, and I love the town. I know of a few places that might be interested in having a summer intern. I am also looking at a few places in Lansing (more state-level urban policy organizations).

    -New York City

    -Washington DC

    My question to you all is there a benefit about working in a big city over a small town in terms of internship experience and future employment connections? Does anyone care to recommend any organizations that might be worth considering? To be honest, I don't know where we will be ending up in two years, as my wife's employment will lead us to where we will live.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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    don't intern for tacoma

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    Cyburbian dandy_warhol's avatar
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    there are plenty of Community Development opportunities in New Orleans!! looks great on a resume too.

    personally, i might go for a smaller town because you'll work with a smaller group of people and they'll get to know your work habits better than at a large organization, imo.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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