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Village of Wilmette, Community Development Intern

Community Development Intern
The Village of Wilmette is seeking a summer intern for general zoning, planning, and related community development tasks and projects. The intern will work an average of 40 hours per week during business hours at the Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL. The Village Hall is open for business from 8:00am to 4:30pm on Monday to Friday. The Village Center, where the building is located, is accessible by Metra, CTA and on-site parking is available.

General Responsibilities
The Community Development summer intern will work under the general supervision of the Director of Community Development and will assist in performing a wide variation of tasks. This position will assist with the adoption and implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan. The position will assist department staff by responding to resident inquiries in person, by phone, and by email. The position will have the opportunity learn about the boards and commissions staffed by the department, including analyzing requests, writing reports, and attending meetings, as well as working on special commission projects, such as historic preservation surveying. The position may assist with code enforcement, such as site visits to view the subject of complaints and other work related tasks.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate will be enrolled in a Community Development, Urban Planning or a related college program and have an interest in pursuing a career in local government. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and strong customer service, communication, and organizational skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams). Experience with graphic design software including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat Pro is a plus.

The starting hourly rate is $19.13 and 8 hours of paid time off (PTO). After the initial 320 hours of time worked, an additional hour of PTO will be earned for every additional 40 hours worked. The 2024 Pay and Classification Plan is located on the Village’s webpage at: Employment Opportunities, Compensation and Benefits – Wilmette.

Application and Selection Process
Interested candidates should complete an online employment application found on the Village’s Self-Service Employment Opportunities webpage at and attach resume and cover letter. The successful candidate will undergo a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing, reference checks and a driver’s license record verification. The position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Wilmette is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to the Village’s success. The Village seeks to recruit the most talented individuals from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourages applications to be submitted from all genders, all races, all sexual orientations, people with disabilities, and Military Veterans.


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