Intern – Public Transit Planning
(Full-Time; 6 to 12 months duration)
Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a highly organized, independent and motivated intern for its Boston office primarily to support the firm’s practice in public transit service planning. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to become involved in Nelson\Nygaard’s Transit Planning practice, which complements the firm’s activities in other areas including Paratransit and Community Transportation, Multi-Modal Transportation, Non-Motorized Transportation, Transportation Demand Management, Smart Parking, and Community Sustainability. While this internship may include some work in these other areas, prospective applicants should note that this position will primarily focus on transit service planning projects, which include route and operations planning, corridor studies, and improving ridership and productivity of transit systems. A strong interest in public transit systems as well as some background in transit planning are key components to succeeding in this position.
Intern responsibilities will depend on the specific needs of transit service planning projects that are being undertaken but will likely include research, data collection and route performance analysis, mapping, editing reports, support/field work, and possibly some business development tasks. Some travel may be involved for field work.
In preferential order, the ideal candidate would be someone who (1) holds a Masters in Planning or equivalent degree with a specialization in transportation planning; (2) has completed his/her first year of Master of Planning program and who is focusing on transportation planning; or (3) has a BA in a related field and is interested in gaining experience prior to entering such a Masters program.
Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and ArcGIS is required. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is recommended. Solid writing skills are also a must.
Above all, we are looking for someone who has a passion for public transit, and is interested in making transit better for our clients and their constituents.
About This Position
This paid position ($20/hour) provides an opportunity to join Nelson\Nygaard for 6-12 months. The position is full time, but we may accommodate a part-time schedule for the right candidate. The position may transition into a permanent Associate position at some point during the internship, depending on workloads and compatibility.
How to Apply
Prior to sending your materials, please combine cover letter and resume into a single PDF with the filename format “Firstname Lastname – Boston Transit Intern.pdf”. Please send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Boston Transit Intern Position.”
Accepting applications through March 21, and interviews to be scheduled in early April.