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The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning* (CMAP) and the Steering Committee of the Phillip
D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship Program are pleased to announce the availability of a
fellowship during the calendar year 2013 to a qualified Master’s degree graduate student in regional
planning or a related field.
The Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship was established in 1999 to honor the late Phil Peters, the former Executive Director of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC). Phil retired in 1998 after completing more than thirty years of extraordinary service to NIPC, during which time he played a major role in the development and implementation of the agency’s innovative, comprehensive, and highly-regarded planning program for the Chicago metropolitan area. The fellowship reflects Phil’s dedication to NIPC and his personal interest in promoting careers in regional planning. The fellowship will be awarded during spring 2013 to a qualified Master’s degree graduate student in a field related to regional planning. The objective is to open the fellowship to a broad range of applicants’ representative of the full scope of regional planning. A three-month/400 hour work experience at CMAP will be provided under the guidance and mentoring of a senior staff member. The fellow will be compensated at the rate of $18.00 per hour.
Selection will be based upon a combination of educational attainment, relationship of past
coursework and employment to the proposed CMAP assignment(s), and an indication of a career interest in regional planning. Priority will be given to those students midway through their graduate program. An interview will be required for the finalists for the fellowship. Fellowship projects may include work in the areas of comprehensive, environmental, housing and community development, land use, natural resource, open space and/or transportation planning and involve communications, data collection and analysis, policy analysis, public involvement, and/or research activities. Every effort will be made to match up the education and interests of the fellow with the agency’s work program activities. The project will be scheduled for a mutually convenient period between May and December 2013.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP developed and now leads the implementation of GO TO 2040, metropolitan Chicago’s first comprehensive regional plan in more than 100 years. To address anticipated population growth of more than 2 million new residents, GO TO 2040 establishes coordinated strategies that help the region’s 284 communities address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. See www.cmap.illinois.gov for more information.
How to Apply:
The fellowship competition is open to students enrolled in a Master’s degree program in planning or a related field midway through their program. A copy of the application guidelines is here. Please note that the deadline for receiving all application materials is Friday, February 15, 2013. The fellow will be announced by Friday, March 29, 2013.
Questions regarding the fellowship should be directed to Catherine Holland-Hatcher at (312) 386-8772 or firstname.lastname@example.org