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    Anyone familiar with NACo?

    I got an opportunity to intern at NACo (National Association of Counties) during the next semester. To me, this is totally unfamiliar aspect of urban planning. Most urban planning jobs are local or regional in scope whereas NACo is a national association. So I wouldn't expect to do much hands-on urban planning works but deal with broadly-based issues associated with counties. Would this internship be helpful in getting a full time position in the future? Has anybody gone through this?

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    I haven't worked for NACO, but my organization collaborates with them. County planning was something I was completely unfamiliar with before speaking with a woman at NACO, but I've since realized the importance of county organization, particuarly in the western US where counties are really the most local "governing" body. Without knowing what your internship role would be or where it's located, I think an internship with NACO would be a good way to enter the field.

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