Resilience Planner Intern

Fairfax, VA, United States
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Organization Type: 
Private Sector
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Job Description

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


This position will support the Resilience Solutions (RS) Branch with building capabilities, winning and executing projects related to Community Resilience and other related service lines. This position will focus on flood risk hazard mitigation, community outreach and engagement, mitigation planning, research, developing reports, presentations and/or decision support applications to increase resilience.  Related areas of technical focus for this position include but are not limited to: climate change adaptation, sea level rise, extreme heat, forecasting, demographic and economic analysis, research and planning primarily related to Federal agencies (FEMA/FIMA, USGS, NOAA, EPA and US F&WS), Cooperating Technical Partners, and local communities.



  • Develop and conduct outreach for community resilience projects.
  • Prepare studies, reports and other technical documentation and guidance documents.
  • Represents Dewberry in meetings with clients to resolve complex issues and to plan and coordinate work.
  • Represents Dewberry at professional conferences, and meetings, presenting results of work within Dewberry, when appropriate.
  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of technical principles related to Resilience to projects.
  • Assists Project Managers with the development of technical and business proposals for new projects;
  • Works on other related projects within RS in order to acquire supplementary technical and programmatic knowledge/skills.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Planning, Environmental Sciences or related field.
  • Sets and meets deadlines, relates effectively within diverse work group and manages multiple functions.
  • Performs an expanded array of tasks assigned by higher level staff, designed to broaden experience and familiarization with methods, practices, and programs applicable to the department.
  • Responsibilities may occasionally require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines.
  • GIS Analysis
  • Ability to get along with coworkers and superiors.
  • Work is typically performed within the office although field/site visits are occasionally required.