Temporary Production Intern

January 22, 2018

City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability
January 23, 2018
Job Type


The Bureau of Planning & Sustainability’s Urban Design Studio seeks a temporary intern.

• Temporary production intern
Expected employment period from February 2018 through June 2018, with possible extension
• $12 to $15 an hour
Anticipated 20 to 35 hours a week

About the Position
This is largely a production position that will support Urban Design Studio staff in their work, primarily utilizing the Adobe Creative Suite package and Google Sketchup software systems, among others. Graphics produced will be used in a variety of visual materials including posters, maps, illustrations, animations for presentations, and documents. The graphics will express urban design concepts and issues at many different scales – the city and region, neighborhoods and districts, as well as streets, sidewalks, sites and buildings. This position also works closely with the bureau's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department in the development and production of two and three dimensional graphics.

Additional Information
Anticipated dates of employment for this position are between February 2018 and June 2018, with the possibility of an extension. This is a temporary position that does not accrue sick, vacation or holiday leave; will not be eligible for health, disability or other employee benefits; and will not accrue seniority or have bumping rights.

Required Skills and Experience:
Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite software package; specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere
Demonstrated proficiency with Google Sketchup
• Working knowledge of ArcGIS software
• Demonstrated efficiency and efficacy in moving files among these software packages
• Ability to work in a team environment, allocate time to tasks effectively, and meet deadlines

Desirable Skills and Experience:
• Hand drawing, perspective rendering
Experience with 3D digital rendering software
• Data collection, analysis and graphic representation
• Professional experience in planning and/or design fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, urban design or planning
• Working knowledge of urban design theory, principles and practices

Application packets should include:

  • A cover letter and a current resume describing the applicant’s qualifications and work experience (no more than 2 pages total)
  • A portfolio of representative work, clearly indicating which aspects have been produced by the applicant. Material received will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s mix of design and technical skills. Please send a link or a file no larger than 5 MB.
  • To apply, send resume and cover letter that addresses the qualifications of this position to Mark Raggett at urbandesign@portlandoregon.gov. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday February 2, 2018.


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