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    Finding an internship

    This has been recommended heartily by some of the kindred spirits on a previous thread(for those of rookies to the field anyway). Does one simply look in the classifieds to find such a thing?

    Moving from Hawaii to Atlanta this week; would like to go ahead and look at the AJCs offerings if this is the case

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    Check the Georgia Planning web site. There's one posted. Hurry....

    http://www.georgiaplanning.org/index.php?section=43
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    If you don't see one in the paper or on that website, call around. Many cities won't pay to advertise for internships, but have them available. You can also look on city websites to find planning departments with a lot of special projects going on--they are more tied up in project management and can often use an intern in a supporting role for that or to supplement other duties.

    Focus on finding an intership with good experience potential, not simply one that pays decently. Look for opportunities everywhere: We had an intern about a year ago that came in to volunteer with our Downtown Master Plan--he had seen one of our survey return boxes while in line to pay a traffic ticket at court. He figured we could use some help number crunching, and he was right. We kept him on and even turned him into a paid intern until he found a permanent job at the end of the summer.

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    Suburban Repairman is right! You must call around. These internships are often not advertised like regular jobs since they are very temporary. We fund some out of our professional services account sometimes.

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    The AJC is worthless for internships - check the GPA website (as noted by RJ) and/or contact the counties and cities directly. Maybe cruise by the planning departments at Georgia Tech and Georgia State and see if they have anything posted...

    Off-topic:
    Quote Originally posted by pukeachu View post
    Moving from Hawaii to Atlanta this week
    Why on earth would you do that (speaking as a long-time resident of metro Atlanta)???????
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    I'll agree with others. You have to knock on doors to find internships. People are glad to help you (generally) even if they don't have anything, especially if you're impressive.

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