Transportation Planning Intern, Streets Department

Posted by City of Philadelphia on November 28, 2023

The Department of Streets designs, builds, and maintains the City’s streets, roadways, and bridge structures. In addition to picking up trash and recycling, we maintain and operate streetlights and traffic control devices.

The Transportation, Planning, and Analysis Unit (TPA) is an internal unit within the Philadelphia Streets Department Transportation Division. This group provides various functions such as capital planning, grants development and administration, project management, database management, ADA design and review, purchasing, and project bidding and contracting.

The Capital Planning and Grants Development Team plans and coordinates to align the Department’s capital programming with available funding and the City’s strategic transportation goals.

The Grants and Contracts Team manages public works and professional services contracting and administers transportation grant & capital funding.

Job Description
The Transportation, Planning, and Analysis Unit is seeking entry level professional(s) for an exploratory role(s) in transportation planning, project management, and program analysis. Successful candidates will gain exposure to the current practice of transportation planning & project implementation in City government and in coordination with our regional partners.

Responsibilities for staff in this role can include:
• Project mapping and geospatial analysis
• Program database development
• Research and analysis
• Preparing content for presentations and reporting
• Tracking and recording project status updates
• Preparing project documentation
• Coordination with internal and external partners, including but not limited to organizing, scheduling, and documenting meetings
• Assisting senior project managers in overseeing and managing schedules and milestones

Skillsets and Knowledge
Knowledge and skillsets of interest include:
• Geographic information systems (GIS) mapping
• Street design principles
• Philadelphia geography
• Transportation planning documents
• Regional transportation agencies and service partners
• Local, state, and federal transportation funding programs and policies
• Grant application writing and/or grant funding management

Preferred computer software experience includes:
• Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel and/or SharePoint
• ArcGIS
• Adobe Acrobat and Creative Suite

Work Schedule
Part-time; at least 10-15 hours per week.

This is a paid hourly internship, not contingent on academic work-study eligibility.

Minimum Education and Training
Prospective candidates should have completed minimally three years of an undergraduate college program or be enrolled in a master’s program (preferred), or an equivalent combination of experience and training; plus, experience, interest, or involvement in transportation planning.

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to:

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