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Frequently Asked Questions about Urban Planning

How easy is it to get planning internships and what sorts of internships are available?
Do internships provide salary or stipends?
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How easy is it to get planning internships and what sorts of internships are available?

Because of the program's location in a major metropolitan area, internships are readily available in government, private, and non-profit planning organizations. Students obtain internships with the City of Milwaukee, with suburban communities, with county planning agencies, and with the regional planning agency. A number of students each year obtain internships with private planning consulting firms whose clients include municipalities, the state, and developers.

Students may earn credit for internship experiences when supervised by a faculty member, and students may receive a salary or stipend even while earning credit for the experience.

Do internships provide salary or stipends?

Most internships provide a salary or stipend. Salaries for internships are averaging about $10-15 per hour.