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Job Opportunities

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is located in Lansing, the state capital of Michigan, around the corner from Michigan State University and home to a variety of recreational amenities, entertainment options, and diverse urban and rural living options. Tri-County offers a competitive benefits package that includes a retirement plan and medical, dental, vision, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance.


We are seeking dynamic, innovative, and driven individuals to join our team! View open positions below to see if you could be a fit for us.


Tri-County is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, weight, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.

To apply for a position with Tri-County, please submit a completed application, resume, cover letter, and any other documents requested in the individual job posting. An application is considered incomplete if required documentation is not provided. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. of the apply-by date. 

To apply, you may do one of the following:​

  • Email your completed application and requested documents to

  • Mail your completed application and requested documents to:

Attn: Greg Hoffman, Director of Finance & Operations

3135 Pine Tree Road, Suite 2C

Lansing, MI 48911​

How to Apply
  • Planning Areas
    Pavement Condition Safety & Operations Non-Motorized (Bicycle & Pedestrian Paths) Traffic Congestion Public Transit Freight (Movement of Goods) Regional Travel Passenger Air Passenger Rail Bus Services Air Quality (Conformity) Performance Measures Short-Range Planning (TIP) Long-Range Planning (MTP)
  • Quick Links & Resources
    Tri-County RPC Transportation Planning Projects Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Capital Area Regional Transportation Study (CARTS) Michigan Transportation Planning Association Transportation Data & Maps Michigan Traffic Crash Facts Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) Michigan Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Federal Transit Administration Intelligent Transportation Society of America National Association of Regional Councils Interactive Road Construction Tool
Job Postings

Job Openings

Internship Program
Downtown Lansing Michigan Adado Riverfront Park

Internship Program

Are you a student currently enrolled in a degree program or a recent graduate looking to gain work experience, integrate and apply academic studies to real-life situations, and establish a professional network for your career? Tri-County is seeking smart, dedicated, personable, energetic, skilled young professionals from a variety of backgrounds to join our internship program!

Areas of Interest

We offer a variety of internships for undergraduate and graduate students to work on special projects and collaborate with our different programs, including:​

  • GIS and data analysis

  • Transportation planning/engineering

  • Communications (social media, events, graphic design, content development)

  • Urban planning and trending community issues

  • Don’t see an area of interest or study that you would like to pursue? Email us with your proposal, resume, and cover letter, and we will see what we can create!

Details & Requirements

Our internships are a great option for those needing a flexible schedule and seeking careers in government, nonprofit, and private organizations. Tri-County’s internship program gives you the opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn about issues impacting communities across the country, all while you’re networking in the state’s capital city with industry professionals and key community leaders. 

Internships typically occur during the summer (May – August), fall (September – December), or spring semester (January – April), but may be extended on a case-by-case basis. To participate in the internship program, individuals must:

  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week (maximum 30 hours)

  • Have earned a minimum of 24 semester credits or 36 term credits before program entry

  • Demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Apply for an Internship

Email your resume, cover letter, proposal, and any additional details we should know to In your email, please note the type of internship you are applying for, provide your days/hours of availability, and include any examples of your work.

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