The Gerhardt Internship

A one-of-a-kind paid internship to kickstart your career in land use planning and public service.

1000 Friends of Oregon's Gerhardt Internship was established in 1986 to commemorate the life and work of Paul Gerhardt, Jr., our first staff planner. The application window for this unique hands-on learning experience typically opens in mid-December, for an internship to take place the following summer. Our Gerhardt Interns come from all walks of life, all over the country, and receive a generous stipend for their participation in this program.

Gerhardt Interns enjoy 10 weeks of close collaboration with our expert staff, receiving project support and guidance throughout. Publication and public presentation of Gerhardt Internship projects and project deliverables are strongly encouraged.