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Portland & DC Job Alerts: Intern – Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates

Portland: 

Intern

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a highly organized, independent, and motivated intern for its Portland office to support the firm’s practice in transportation planning. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to become involved in building Nelson\Nygaard’s practice, which is focused on multi-modal transportation planning for livable communities. Nelson\Nygaard’s work emphasizes creative and innovative transit and transportation planning and community involvement, often within a wider set of goals such as economic development and reduced dependence on the private automobile. A strong interest and some background in developing the transportation aspects of livable communities is therefore a must.

Responsibilities

Intern responsibilities will depend on specific needs of projects that are being undertaken but will likely include research, data collection, spreadsheet analysis, mapping, editing reports, support/field work, and potentially some minor business development tasks. There will be numerous opportunities for the candidate to contribute to Nelson\Nygaard projects across the United States. Candidates must be willing to travel (on average 2 overnight stays per month) and must have a valid Driver’s License.

Qualifications

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 Masters in Planning program and who is focusing on transportation planning; or (3) has a BSc/MSC in a related field and is interested in gaining experience prior to entering such a Master’s program. Other relevant degrees include transportation engineering, transportation operations, urban/city/regional planning, urban design and landscape architecture. Above all, we are looking for someone who has a passion for sustainable transportation planning, and is interested in making communities better for our clients and their constituents.

Potential candidates must demonstrate excellent skills in writing, data analysis, oral presentation and problem solving.  The candidate must be able to demonstrate basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Additional experience with GIS, graphics (InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp), modeling (Synchro, TransCAD) or database analysis will be considered favorably. Potential candidates may be asked to demonstrate their writing and oral presentation skills. Candidates should be available to start immediately.

About This Position

This paid internship provides an opportunity to join Nelson\Nygaard for 3-12 months at 20-40 hours per week. The number of hours per week is dependent on your schedule. You will be assigned a “point person” to guide you through Nelson\Nygaard’s intern program and provide feedback along the way.

How to Apply

Prior to sending your materials, please combine cover letter and resume into a single PDF with the filename format “Firstname Lastname – Portland Intern.pdf”. Please send materials to jobs@nelsonnygaard.com with the subject line “Portland Intern Position”.

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DC: 

Intern – Multimodal / Non-Motorized Transportation / Parking

Washington, DC Office (Full-Time; 6 to 12 months duration)

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a highly organized, independent and motivated intern for its Washington, DC office primarily to support the firm’s practice in multimodal transportation planning. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to become involved in building Nelson\Nygaard’s practice, which is focused on multimodal transportation planning for livable communities. Nelson\Nygaard’s work emphasizes creative, innovative transit/transportation planning and community involvement, often within a wider set of goals such as economic development and reduced dependence on the private automobile. While this internship may include some work in these other areas, prospective applicants should note that this position will primarily focus on multimodal planning projects. A strong interest and some background in developing the transportation aspects of livable communities is therefore a must.

Responsibilities

Intern responsibilities will depend on specific needs of projects that are being undertaken but will likely include research, data collection, spreadsheet analysis, mapping, editing reports, support/field work, and possibly some business development tasks. Though most of the work will come from projects in the Washington, DC region and the East Coast, there may be opportunities for the candidate to contribute to projects across the United States. Candidates must be willing to travel occasionally for day or overnight trips.

Qualifications

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. Above all, we are looking for someone who has a passion for sustainable transportation planning, and is interested in making communities better for our clients and their constituents.

Potential candidates must demonstrate excellent skills in writing, data analysis, oral presentation, and problem solving.  The candidate must be able to demonstrate basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Additional experience with GIS, graphics (InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp), modeling (Synchro, TransCAD), or database analysis will be considered favorably. Potential candidates may be asked to demonstrate their writing and oral presentation skills. Candidates should be available to start immediately. Please combine your cover letter and resume into a single PDF with the filename format “Firstname Lastname – Washington DC Multimodal Intern.pdf” and send to jobs@nelsonnygaard.com with “DC Multimodal Intern” in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls, please.

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