Project Associate – Planning, Equity and Engagement

Full Time

We are excited to be growing our Denver planning team and are seeking an entry-to-mid-level planning Project Associate to join our team of planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and civil engineers in our Denver office. 
MIG supports a hybrid work-from-home/remote and in-office schedule and encourages in-person work for learning and team-building opportunities. Proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination is required for in-person work. 



  • Collaborative Teammate: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team that creates plans for neighborhoods, districts and communities of all sizes around Colorado and across the United States.
  • Project Work: You will be an integral part of a team of planners, designers, Project Managers, and firm Principals assigned to each project. Project work will include all aspects of process design and implementation, including policy planning, data analysis, research, writing, community engagement, and client interaction. There may also be opportunities to engage in physical planning, urban design, and development of graphics and renderings.
  • Project Types: The projects you will typically work on will likely include citywide comprehensive plans, small area plans, neighborhood plans, downtown plans, housing strategies, equity audits, park system plans, and corresponding community engagement, including the use of various online tools.

MIG works on projects nationwide; some travel, evening, and weekend work will be required for community engagement, site evaluations, or to meet deadlines. MIG encourages a work-life balance, and these excess hours can be offset during the week when possible.



To accomplish these responsibilities, you will be able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, think critically and creatively, work as part of a collaborative team in an open environment, and maintain a sense of humor and camaraderie. In addition, you are expected to have some combination of the following qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in planning, community development, public policy, public administration, geography or a related field. (A Master’s degree in these or a complementary field is a plus.)
  • Some experience in planning or a closely related field is preferred. Candidates are encouraged to highlight internship and volunteer experience, in addition to traditional work experience.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work products.
  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communication.
  • You are an adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others. 
  • Software proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGIS/ArcPro, and Adobe InDesign. Experience in the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and/or SketchUp is a plus. 
  • Ability to speak easily and clearly in front of groups and can participate in small and large group discussions.
  • An ability to develop collaborative, productive, and respectful relationships with community members, organizations, and partners.
  • You are local or willing to relocate to the Denver area to participate in work directly with our teams and clients. 
  • As a plus, you are bilingual with Spanish or other non-English language skills.