Plan 2020: The Bicentennial Plan for Indianapolis



CityCorps is the student and young professional engagement program for Plan 2020, the Bicentennial Plan for Indianapolis-Marion County. CityCorps participants apply their talents and critical thinking to the challenges and opportunities faced by Indiana’s capital city.

CityCorps has two programs, CityCorps Intern Program and CityCorps Fellowship Program.   The Internship Program engages the best and brightest students in Indiana from a variety of academic backgrounds.  Interns become embedded in the process of envisioning and engineering the future of Indianapolis. CityCorps Intern Program is now closed for 2014.

The Fellowship Program engages a wide range of individuals from anywhere and any background.  Fellows provide targeted ideas, insights, plans or research to advance specific charges, values, goals or strategies that may have emerged in the Plan 2020 process.

Meet the 2014 CityCorps Fellows.



Eligibility Upper-level undergraduate or graduate students of Indiana colleges or universities Young and Young-at-Heart Professionals
Job Description Provide general operating support and core specialty support. Provide applied and in-depth idea, insight, plan or research to advance a specific Charge, Value Proposition(s) or Strategy relevant to the work of Plan 2020 and the committees.
Time Commitment 40 hours per week during the summer, 20 hours per week during the academic semester Proposals due 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  If selected, proposed work must be completed by 5:00 p.m. EST on October 31, 2014.
Compensation $11/hour Up to $10,000 stipend per fellowship
Targeted Disciplines Two positions available for each of the plan components.

  • Comprehensive Plan (Land use, real estate, planning, public finance)
  • Thoroughfare Plan (transportation, transit, multi-modal, freight)
  • Consolidated Plan (community development, housing, redevelopment)
  • Regional Center (downtown planning)
  • Economic Development (jobs, workforce)
Open to all Disciplines.  Up to two fellowships for each of the five committees
Selection Participation in scenario-based project competition Request for Proposals (RFP)
Workplace Old City Hall No required workplace
  • Participants are required to volunteer with a Marion County non-profit organization.
  • Participants are required to attend periodic CityCorps programming.
  • Laptop computer required.
  • Participants may work from anywhere.
  • Participants are required to participate in periodic telephone calls, likely bi-weekly, to communicate progress.
  • Participants are required to meet in Indianapolis two times, one at the beginning and once at the end of the fellowship. Participants will be required to make a presentation of the end of the fellowship.
  • Participants must provide their own computer equipment and software needed to complete the proposed work.
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