NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a highly organized, independent, and motivated intern for its Seattle office to support the firm’s practice in public transit service planning. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to become involved in building NelsonNygaard’s transit practice. Additional opportunities may be available to work in other practice areas, including paratransit and community transportation, multimodal transportation, pedestrian and bicycle planning, transportation demand management, smart parking, and community sustainability.
NelsonNygaard is a mid-sized sustainable transportation planning firm committed to developing compelling alternatives to drive-alone transportation – sustainable transportation planning is what we do. Within our transit practice, we specialize in projects that transform the way transit systems function, making them more efficient for transit agencies to operate and more useful and attractive to passengers.
Intern responsibilities will depend on the specific needs of projects that are being undertaken but will likely include research, data collection, spreadsheet analysis, mapping and GIS-based analysis, writing and editing reports, field work, and potentially some minor business development tasks. Candidates must be willing to travel occasionally for project work and must have a valid driver’s license.
Qualifications and Requirements
The ideal candidate is someone who holds or is pursuing a degree in urban planning, transportation, or a related field. Experience with transit planning specifically is highly desirable. Potential candidates must demonstrate excellent skills in writing, data analysis, oral presentation and problem solving. The candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word as well as familiarity with GIS. Potential candidates may be asked to demonstrate their writing and analytical skills. Above all, we are looking for someone with a passion for transportation and the ability to approach qualitative and quantitative job tasks with sound logic and an eye for quality.
Salary and Benefits
NelsonNygaard offers a flexible, friendly work environment that encourages diversity and creativity. This is a paid internship with opportunity for advancement. The number of hours per week is dependent on your schedule. Candidates should be available to start in early January 2015.
Please combine your cover letter and resume into a single PDF with the filename format “Firstname Lastname – Seattle Intern.pdf” and upload below. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.