Neighborhood Plan Internship Available!

Posted on October 4, 2019 - 2:15pm

OUR HAMLINE MIDWAY 2020: many voices, one vision.

Neighborhood Plan Internship

The Hamline Midway Coalition (District Council 11) is one of 17 District Councils that serve the neighborhoods of St. Paul.  A dynamic organization with a rich history, HMC is dedicated to making the Hamline Midway neighborhood a great place to live, learn, work and play.  The neighborhood is a vibrant community that is home to a diverse and active population as well as many businesses and institutions. 

What You Can Expect

District Councils lead the process for creating or revising District and Small Area Plans. This internship will provide the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the Neighborhood Planning process. You will work on projects that will give you hands-on experience with community engagement, project management, research, and mobilizing the community. 

What We Expect

We expect you to be motivated and proactive. You will work collaboratively with team members, actively participate in discussions, decisions and all project activity. You will work as part of a team and as an individual. You will be engaged and should take pride in your work.

Are you a match?

We are looking for an Intern who is:

  • Collaborative. Use strong interpersonal skills to actively listen and communicate in ways that foster trust and show flexibility. Easily adapt to varied roles on teams from follower to leader. Change approach or method to best fit the situation.

  • Self-Directed: Must be able to complete projects with limited supervision. Ability to take ownership and ask for help when needed.

  • Interested in community engagement, social justice, research, and writing.


General Responsibilities

  • Familiarize yourself with the District Council system and Hamline Midway neighborhood

  • Understand the Neighborhood Planning Process

  • Support staff and steering committee in managing schedules and milestones. Track, measure, and update involved team members.

  • Serve as public outreach and engagement lead by organizing and attending meetings in the community (including hosting community “pop up” events)

  • Document resourcing needs, stakeholders, and map community assets

  • Create communications materials (brochures, surveys, social media, website, and other collateral)

  • Assist in preparing, writing, and submitting Neighborhood Plan 

General Qualifications

  • Good MS Office and G-Suite skills

  • Solid written and oral communication skills

  • Extremely organized with top-notch attention to detail

  • Excellent public speaking skills


  • Junior, senior, or current graduate student pursuing studies in Communication Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Justice, or other relevant program.

  • Must have a 3.0+ overall GPA 

Click here more information about the Neighborhood Planning Process: 


This is a paid part-time position (5-7 hours/week) with a start date of mid to late October 2019 and end date of mid-year 2020. Compensation is $15/hour.


E-mail a resume and cover letter outlining your interest to Kate Mudge, Executive Director at kate[at]hamlinemidway[dot]org.