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JOHN DUVAL, Chair
MALCOLM FICK, Vice-Chair
SHEILA IRVIN, Clerk
BUCK DONOVAN, Treasurer
THOMAS MATUSZKO, A.I.C.P.
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
Stormwater Planning Intern
Position description: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) Energy & Environmental Program is seeking an interested student to assist Berkshire towns with stormwater issues and related green stormwater infrastructure planning. This work includes but is not limited to:
• Evaluating town by-laws, zoning, and regulation to determine if existing regulation encourages or prohibits green infrastructure.
• Performing in-field assessments of town-owned properties to analyze potential green infrastructure best management practices and nature-based solutions.
• Develop outreach materials to reduce nonpoint source pollution from stormwater sources and promote the effectiveness of green infrastructure to residents, businesses, and municipalities.
• Attend relevant meetings with local government officials.
BRPC is the region-wide planning agency for Berkshire County providing comprehensive planning services to municipalities which include land use, transportation, community and economic development, public health, and environmental planning. BRPC promotes regional collaboration among communities and works to increase coordination between all levels of government.
Location: BPRC offices are located in Pittsfield, MA (1 Fenn Ave. Suite 201, Pittsfield, MA 01201). Given the current COVID pandemic, the majority of work can be completed remotely with some in-field work optional for students able and interested.
Hours & Dates: This internship is part time at 10 hours per week for 10 weeks. Hours typically range from 10am-4pm, weekdays. A start date of late May/early June is preferable but flexible based on student schedule.
Housing & Transportation: Unfortunately, BRPC does not have access to local housing. Transportation for fieldwork tasks may be available dependent on COVID-19 safety protocol. BRPC offices are located in downtown Pittsfield with available public transportation options and nearby parking. This internship provides opportunities to work remotely.
To Apply: Please send a resume with relevant experience and course-work along with a cover that illustrates your interest in the work to Courteny Morehouse, Senior Planner in the Energy & Environmental Program at [email protected]