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City of West Des Moines Intern - Landscape Architect in West Des Moines, Iowa

Intern - Landscape Architect

  • Type: Internship

  • Salary/Pay Rate: $18.28 - $23.76/hour

  • Posted Date: 01/12/2023

    Job Details Description

DepartmentParks and Recreation

Civil Service Status

This is NOT a Civil Service position

Regular Hours

Varies, Overtime and Weekend Work as Required

Tentative Start Date May 2023

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Superintendent of Parks, the Landscape Architect Intern assists the Landscape Architect, Park Planner and Superintendent of Parks with duties related to park, greenway and other City property planning and design.

This is an internship which is not a permanent position and is being made available for individuals seeking work experience prior to graduating from an accredited college/university. Placement within the wage range will be based on completed years of higher education within a relevant program.

Deadline to Apply Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is filled.

Requirements Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Graduate or Undergraduate Landscape Architecture or closely related program, having completed two years of related coursework.

Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply:

  1. Profile : You MUST complete an online Applicant Profile. A link is provided below to our Online Application System.

  2. Attachments : You must attach the following documents to your profile under the Apply For Job section (attachments are job specific, once you click Finish & Apply you will not be able to add any additional documents):

a) Cover Letter

b) Resume

Cover letter and resume must be attached to your application to be considered for this position.

  1. Qualifications/Certifications/Licenses : Under the Resume & Qualifications section, make sure to list any certifications or licenses you currently hold.

  2. Applying for Position : Once you have completed your profile, you MUST apply for the position (The link to Finish & Apply is located on the Apply For Job section after you have completed your profile. Once you have applied, it will be listed under your My Applications tab. Any applications marked as Status: Incomplete, have not been submitted.)

All steps MUST be completed before the posted deadline to be considered for this position. We will not accept incomplete profiles. Communication throughout this process (including invitations to any examinations and/or interviews) will be made via the email supplied through the City's on-line application system. It is recommended to check your email "Junk" or “Spam” folder for emails from the City of West Des Moines. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616.

Physical/Drug Test

Post offer, pre-employment physical and drug test are required.

Apply Here!City of West Des Moines Online Application System

Instructions & FAQ's

You will need to complete an online profile and apply for this position online. There are Instruction Sheets under the Employment section of our City website as well as a number of topics in ourFAQ section. If after reviewing these help guides you still need additional help, please visit or contact Human Resources 515-222-3616 .

If you are currently employed with the City, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616 for instructions on how to log in.

Contact Information


Human Resources, 1st floor, Suite 1E

4200 Mills Civic Parkway

PO Box 65320

West Des Moines, IA 50265-0320

515-222-3616 (phone)

515-273-0601 (fax)