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About us...

Holland, Michigan is a vibrant community in a beautiful lakefront setting. It is a world-class city with a small-town feel, making it one of the best places to live, work and vacation. Holland is located in West Michigan, less than 30 miles from Grand Rapids, and 184 miles from Chicago.

The City of Holland’s Mission Statement is simply “Maximize Livability”. This mission is felt throughout the City with the charming and lively downtown district, active neighborhoods, community events, celebration of diversity, safe bike infrastructure and walkability, and the well-maintained parks and open spaces. In order to live up to our mission, the City is staffed by dedicated employees who are committed to giving their best to the organization by providing a high level of customer service to the community they serve.

The Belief Statement is as follows:
As employees of the City of Holland, we will…
• Maintain respect for each other and the public.
• Foster a progressive environment where employees are strongly encouraged to reach their full potential.
• Perform each responsibility with pride and integrity.
• Continually improve channels of communications both internally and externally.
• Encourage participation by all in the development and improvement of services.
• Strive for excellence and satisfaction in public services.
• Recognize our strengths and weaknesses and how we can learn from them.
• Build upon our diversity and experiences as we prepare for the future.

To learn more about what makes Holland so special, please view this short video https://youtu.be/SKn19F9ZwYs

We are excited you are interested in joining our team!

The City of Holland is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Planning Intern - Community & Neighborhood Services (Open Positions: 1)


Closes On: May 23, 2019 at 05:00 PM EST

Department: Planning
Job Status: Part-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: $11 - $12
Position Type: Temporary
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: $11.00/hour (first 4 weeks) $12.00/hr. (July, August, September)
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Job Description

The City of Holland has a part-time, paid internship available for a current or recent Urban Planning graduate student or senior undergraduate student this summer. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and innovative planning team during an imperative time. The position would enable you to apply your education in the real-world and help the City of Holland meet its ever increasing short-term and long-term goals. Projects will include organizing public outreach events; creatively gathering neighborhood input; researching and preparing presentations on zoning for affordable housing; assisting on Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) project implementation; conducting site plan reviews; and other assignments as needed. This is a unique opportunity to enhance your fundamental planning skills - public outreach, site plan review, and planning document writing to name a few - while working in a dynamic and mentoring environment.


If interested, please fill out our online application and attach the following: a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position, how you will benefit from it, and how the City of Holland will benefit and a resume.

Start date: June 3, 2019 or soon after


End date: End of August or September 2019


Hours: 25–30 hrs./week: Flexibility between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (25 hrs./wk. for first 4 weeks)


Pay: $11.00/hour (first 4 weeks) $12.00/hr. (July, August, September)