Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in an internship with New Hanover County Planning & Land Use. All applicants must submit a formal internship application through the New Hanover County Human Resource Department and provide a cover letter and resume. The selection process includes a criminal background check and drug screening.

Learn more and view current opportunities in the drop-down menus below. 

1- Monkey Junction Small Area Plan

Long range planning staff is looking for a candidate interested in planning to assist with the Monkey Junction Small Area Plan.

Tasks include:

  • Public outreach
  • Preparing reports and documents
  • Participating in public engagement events
  • Existing conditions research
  • Creation of posters, fliers or brochures

Recommended Skills:

  • ArcGIS
  • Microsoft Office

For more information about this project, please contact Dylan McDonnell at 910-798-7223 or dmcdonnell@nhcgov.com.


To apply for this internship, please follow the steps below:

  • Go to the NHC Human Resources Department website and click on the Employment button.
  • Follow the links by clicking on “Continue to Volunteer & Internship Opportunities.”
  • Under the Internship Opportunities drop-down menu, click “View all available internship opportunities.”
  • This will take you to the main employee opportunities page. Search for the general “Intern” position.
  • Click on the Intern position and complete an application, noting in the objective section that you are applying for this specific internship opportunity with Planning and Land Use.
  • Attach a cover letter and resume to your application before submitting.

There are no opportunities at this time.

For other New Hanover County internship opportunities please visit the NHC Human Resources Department website and click on the Employment button.

There are no opportunities at this time.

For other New Hanover County internship opportunities please visit the NHC Human Resources Department website and click on the Employment button.

For questions about internships with Planning & Land Use, please contact the department’s intern coordinator:

Dylan McDonnell, Long Range Planner  – 910-798-7223 –  dmcdonnell@nhcgov.com

**For students seeking to receive formal credit with their institution, please make sure to check with your adviser and have the appropriate paper work forwarded to the intern coordinator.**


For all other internship or job opportunities please contact the New Hanover County Human Resources Department at  910-798-7178 or visit the website.

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 110 • Wilmington, NC 28403
Planning & Land Use: Phone 910-798-7165 • Fax 910-798-7053
Building Safety: Phone 910-798-7308 • Fax 910-798-7811
Engineering: Phone 910-798-7139 • Fax 910-798-7051