Intern – Transit Service Planning

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013

(Full-Time; 6 to 12 months duration or Summer)

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a highly organized, independent and motivated intern for its Boston office primarily to support the firm’s practice in transit service planning. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to become involved in Nelson\Nygaard's Transit Service Planning practice, which complements the firm's activities in other areas including Paratransit and Community Transportation, Multi-Modal Transportation, Non-Motorized Transportation, Transportation Demand Management, Smart Parking and Community Sustainability. While this internship may include some work in these other areas, prospective applicants should note that this position will primarily focus on transit service planning projects. A strong interest and some background in transit planning is therefore a must.


Intern responsibilities will depend on the specific needs of transit service planning projects that are being undertaken but will likely include research, data collection and route performance analysis, mapping, editing reports, support/field work, and possibly some business development tasks.


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. Mastery of MS Excel and GIS is required. Above all, we are looking for someone who has a passion for public transit, and is interested in making public transit better for our clients and their constituents.

Prior to sending your materials, please combine cover letter and resume into a single PDF with the filename format "Firstname Lastname - Boston Transit Intern.pdf". Please send materials to with the subject line "Boston Transit Intern Position".
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