Project Associate - Planning/Policy/Urban Design

Full Time

We are seeking an entry- to mid-level planning/policy and urban design project associate to join our diverse team of professionals in our Denver office. This position may be remote, but local to Denver is preferred. 


  • Collaboration: You will work as part of a cross-office, cross-discipline team that creates designs and plans for communities of all size across the U.S., as well as for higher education institutions and campuses and development projects for both public and private sector clients. 
  • Project Work: You will support a team of planners, designers, and Project Managers in all aspects of project design and implementation, including meeting support and facilitation, research, writing, development of graphics and other materials, data analysis, administration and client interaction. Other work will include interacting with diverse members of communities during public engagement activities policy writing and analysis.
  • Project Types: The projects you will typically work on will include comprehensive plans, small area plans, downtown plans, campus master plans, and corresponding community engagement, including the use of various online tools.

This is a full-time, hourly position. 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.



You must be able to manage competing priorities, 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 as an entry-level candidate: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in planning, public policy, geography or a related field. (A Master’s degree in a complementary field is a plus.)
  • Ability to produce high-quality work products, including but not limited to meeting or research summaries; planning document and poster board layouts; and mapping and graphics. 
  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communication.
  • Be an adaptable teammate who is willing to pitch in and help others. 
  • Software proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Arc GIS and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in Sketchup and/or AutoCAD is a plus. 

In addition to the above, mid-level candidates should also have the following qualifications:

  • Relevant consulting experience in planning, urban design or a closely related field. 
  • Ability to speak easily and clearly in front of groups and to participate in small and large group discussions.