DC Internship Alert: Summer Internship 2014 – Northeast Corridor Commission

NEC Commission: Summer Internship 2014

The Northeast Corridor Commission is accepting applications from current graduate students for a full-time, paid internship in summer 2014 at the Commissions’ office in Washington, DC.

Organization: Northeast Corridor Commission

Congress created the Northeast Corridor Commission in recognition of the inherent challenges of coordinating, financing, and implementing major transportation improvements that cross multiple jurisdictions. The Commission is comprised of representatives from each of the Northeast Corridor states, Amtrak, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Commission’s focus is the Northeast Corridor rail line, which crosses eight states and the District of Columbia and is shared by eight commuter railroads, four freight railroads, and Amtrak. The Commission’s goals are to lead the creation and implementation of a visionary, long-term, regional investment strategy for the Northeast Corridor; advance near-term projects; coordinate regional planning and communication; and educate stakeholders and the public about the Northeast Corridor’s investment needs and its role in the future economic growth and development of the region.

The day-to-day work of the NEC Commission is executed by Commission staff, a team of highly motivated transportation professionals based in Washington, DC.

Position: Summary of Duties

The Commission staff seeks a graduate student to support all aspects of the Commission’s work. Working closely with a small, collaborative team, the intern will have the opportunity to shape project work in coordination with Commission staff. The intern will be responsible for policy research, transportation planning and analysis, report preparation, website content development, assistance with day-to-day office management and administration, and other tasks as assigned. Successful candidates will demonstrate a willingness to undertake unfamiliar initiatives and strong enthusiasm for the Commission’s work.


  • Candidates should be pursuing a masters degree in public policy, urban and regional planning, transportation, business, or a related field. Candidates should have:
  • Some experience collecting, evaluating, and interpreting quantitative data;
  • Excellent skills in written, verbal, and graphic communication of quantitative and qualitative information, including the ability to clearly express technical concepts to wide audiences;
  • Strong computer skills in data analysis, word processing, and graphic design – experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, data visualizations, and/or geographic information systems (GIS) is preferred; and
  • An ability to build relationships with all levels of an organization, work in a fast-paced office environment with tight deadlines, and stay organized and detail-oriented while working on a wide range of tasks.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a sample of their best work. To apply, visit http://www.nec-commission.com/the-commission/job-opportunities/. If you have questions about the position or how to apply, please contact jsteinemann@nec-commission.com.

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