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Project Assistant- Urban & Rural Planning- Federal Program


Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and design of land use and the built environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks. Urban planning deals with physical layout of human settlements. The primary concern is the public welfare, which includes considerations of efficiency, sanitation, protection and use of the environment, as well as effects on social and economic activities.

Rural planning is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of communities living in relatively unpopulated areas rich in natural resources. Rural development has traditionally focused on the exploitation of natural resources such as agriculture, forestry and mining. changes in global production networks and increased urbanization have changed the character of rural areas. Increasingly tourism, niche manufacturers, and recreation have replaced resource extraction and agriculture as dominant economic drivers. The need for rural communities to approach development from a wider perspective has created more focus on a broad range of development goals including education, entrepreneurship, physical infrastructure, and social infrastructure.

If you share this interest in urban and rural development, apply for this program.
Please visit our virtual info session for program information and application assistance:
Virtual Information Session (available 24/7)

•          Completed degree not required
•          Gain experience while exploring career options
•          Gain a competitive edge over other job applicants in private or government sectors
•          Gain leadership and management experience
•          Gain college credits for continuing education (earn 6-9 credit hours)
•          Gain new contacts by networking with government and community agency directors
•          Gain new skills in your career field and expand your capabilities
•          Gain advantages for college, trade school or apprenticeships
•          Team Leader option for those with advanced skills and education (11 months)
•          Minimum of 10 month commitment- can be repeated
•          Travel, lodging, healthcare provided plus childcare allowance if applicable
•          Earn bi-weekly pay plus $6,095 to pay off educational debt or pay for future educational and job training expenses

Urban and Rural Development- supporting homeless shelters, food banks, youth and family service organizations; historical preservation; programming for seniors and special populations; renovating and constructing homes; leading neighborhood and community revitalization projects; and providing direct service to students, parents, and families, employment counseling and health awareness

Participants in this training program are supervised/evaluated by federal government personnel and federal program team leaders.