The Western UP Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) is looking for a motivated candidate to fill this paid, part-time, flexible schedule, internship position. The intern will review past documentation related to the Byway and to develop a summary report, including the Byway’s current status. This will help WUPPDR to reestablish the Byway committee and develop future priorities and projects.
For 50 years, WUPPDR has provided technical assistance to over 70 units of government in the six counties of the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan for purposes of community and economic development. Services we offer include but are not necessarily limited to:
- Public Engagement
- Master Planning
- Strategic Planning
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Support
- Process Development
Copper Country Trail Byway
The Copper Country Trail National Byway was first designated as a Michigan State Heritage Route in 1994, and joined the America’s Byways collection in 2005 along with a committee to manage the byway. The committee was a collaborative group, comprised of individuals from a variety of organizations in Houghton and Keweenaw County, such as the Houghton County Township Association, Keweenaw Land Trust, WUPPDR, and the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission. Defined by its historic significance, Copper Country Trail National Byway highlights the triumphs and tragedies associated with copper mining throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula. The 47-mile stretch of US-41 from Houghton to Copper Harbor follows the copper lode that lies deep underground.
Candidates from any Western UP County are welcome to apply. Ideal start in September. Please email a resume to Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org.