There will be a new face around the town planning and zoning office in the town hall annex this spring. The office has taken on Gavin Xu, a Chinese student studying urban studies and political science at Trinity College in Hartford, as an intern. \u201cHe\u2019ll work with [Planning and Zoning Director] Richard Baldelli ... work at the front desk and do some administrative work, and answer questions,\u201d said Charles Robbins, the planning and zoning commissioner who spearheaded the program. \u201cHe may help them do some research on some of the more pressing issues,\u201d Robbins said. Xu worked for Chris Murphy\u2019s re-election campaign in the fall. Robbins said Xu is keen to learn about how planning and zoning works in a small town, rather than large cities. He starts on Jan. 29. Xu will be earning college credit through the internship, but won\u2019t be paid \u2014 \u201cnot even gas money,\u201d said Chairwoman Rebecca Mucchetti. \u201cYou can take him out to lunch though,\u201d Vice Chairman Joe Fossi told Robbins, with a chuckle.