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Planning - Intern

Salary Range:$17.00 To 17.00 Hourly

Are you currently in a Degree program learning about community planning?

Do you want to spend the summer learning about community planning at one of the most sought after communities in the Kansas City Metro? 

 THE CITY OF LEAWOOD, KANSAS is looking for a
Summer Planning Intern


Summary of the Position: 

Under the supervision of the Planning Official, the Planning Intern would be able to work on community development projects that help shape the city. The Planning Intern would work alongside seasoned Planners to observe the daily operations of a municipal planning department.

General Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the review of commercial and residential development and sign applications to ensure conformity with the principles of good planning and land use practices and for compliance with the City of Leawood’s Development Ordinance, codes, policies, and guidelines.
  • Assist in the creation of illustrations, maps, plans, designs or other work for current planning, long-range planning, subdivision development, and land use regulation activities.
  • Assist planning staff with gathering information for proposed development applications.
  • Assist with data collection to aid in the analysis of current land use and population trends and forecasting.
  • Assist planning staff with the update of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, including creating and analyzing data.
  • Assist in conducting landscape reviews for compliance with approved plans and producing a landscape report.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent education.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years in an undergraduate degree program, or one (1) year in a master’s program, with an interest in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or related field.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel.