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Internship overview

MUPP students are required to complete a 300-hour internship doing planning or planning-related work for an organization or agency. The internship is designed to expose students to the practice of planning and related fields, further developing their planning skills and allowing them to bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of professional practice. The department welcomes inquiries about students at any time of the year, and can assist organizations and agencies interested in hosting UPP interns. For more information, contact Ann Barnds.

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Where have our students interned?

Here are some recent internship placement sites, to show the range of organizations that have benefited from MUPP student interns. Most students do their internship in the summer between the first and second year in the MUPP program.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
Village of Lemont
Austin Coming Together
Housing Opportunities for Women
Metropolitan Planning Council
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chicago Field Office
Barrington Area Council of Governments
Farr Associates
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society
City of Chicago, Planned Development Division
Will County Land Use Dept., Community Development Division
Institute of Cultural Affairs
Chicago Loop Alliance
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Village of Carpentersville
Ravenswood Community Council
Woodstock InstituteFEMA: Region V Office
Congress for New Urbanism
Chicago Department of Transportation
Integra Realty Resources

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What can our students do?

Check out our webpage of student work, class projects, and our Masters Project library to see the range of knowledge, skills, and talent of students in the MUPP program.

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The Internship Connection

Held annually in the spring, the Internship Connection is a way for your organization to easily connect with students in UIC’s Masters of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) program. Prior to the event, we will schedule interviews with students who are interested in working with your organization, based on information about the organization and internship description that you provide us.

Questions? Check the FAQ.

For more information about the Internship Connection, contact Ann Barnds.

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The information your organization will need to supply for participation in the Internship Connection can be found on the following forms:

Sample job description
Internship Agreement Form

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