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Transportation Planning Intern - Summer 2024

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    Boston, MA

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  • Opportunity Description

    This Opportunity:


    Nationally recognized as a Top 100 Internship Program, WSP USA hosts hundreds of interns across the United States to gain hands-on, meaningful work experience to enhance their education and professional aptitude. Our interns gain exposure to real projects while working side by side with senior staff. Through our Developing Professionals Network, interns gain mentorship, networking opportunities and lifelong career connections.

    Our New England Transportation Planning Team is seeking a Transportation Planning Intern to work out of our Boston, MA office. This temporary position is seeking individuals currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Graduate degree program with an anticipated graduation date of August 2024 or later.

    This 12 week internship will be part of the WSP Summer Internship Program that is scheduled to start on May 20th, 2024. The individual start date of the internship may be flexible.


    Your Impact:


    • Projects That Successful Candidate Is Expected to Work On:
      • Kittery Safe Roads for All (SS4A)
      • Northern Middlesex COG SS4A
      • Montachusett RPC SS4A
      • Other SS4A projects currently being pursued


    • Duties may include:
      • Project research and data gathering.
      • Mapping and graphic production.
      • Document production.
      • Site reconnaissance and analysis.
      • Transit planning and design.
      • Pedestrian and bicycle planning and design.
      • Land use analysis.
      • Technical report production.
      • Collection of traffic volume and crash data.
      • Traffic operations analysis.
      • Preparation of community meeting presentation materials.


    • Complete training on assigned tasks.
    • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
    • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.
    • Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this internship.


    Who You Are:


    Required Qualifications:


    • Actively enrolled in an accredited Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, or related Undergraduate program.
    • Demonstrated interest in Transportation Planning, or related field, and have a strong desire to advance skills related to WSP’s work and projects.
    • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
    • Capable of taking direction from leadership, mentors, and managers to executive projects.
    • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, spreadsheets, technology, and tools.
    • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
    • Authorization to work in the United States at the start of the internship.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Actively enrolled in an accredited Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, or related Masters or PhD program.
    • Experience using AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign), ArcGIS, Esri, SketchUp, and/or Synchro.
    • Prior internship and leadership involvement on campus.


    Additional Requirements:


    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


    Additional Details:


    • Travel Required: N/A – No travel required
    • Job Status: Intern
    • Employee Type: Full
    • Primary Location: BOSTON – SUMMER ST
    • All locations: US-MA-Boston