Comprehensive Planning Intern

Job Description

DVRPC, the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Greater Philadelphia, is seeking an intern to assist with research and outreach efforts in its Office of Long-Range Planning. The Office of Long-Range Planning produces the Commission’s Long-Range Plan—focused on transportation, land use, economic growth, equity, sustainability, resiliency, and the environment—every four-years. This position will produce a technical memo reporting findings from publicly subsidized shared and automated taxi services from around the United States. This internship is an opportunity to work independently and collaboratively on a discrete project, and may have opportunities to work on projects from other programs within Comprehensive Planning.


  • Assist with conducting background research to identify existing subsidized shared and automated taxi services, and documenting publicly available information on them.
  • Organize DVRPC stakeholder committee meetings and interviews of partners operating these services, develop interview questions, and facilitate video conferences.
  • Synthesize information gathered and draft a technical memo.
  • Assist professional staff by creating content such as maps, tables, charts, and other visual elements; and research, data collection, and product preparation.
  • Develop materials and recommendations to update the region’s ‘Plan Centers’ in the Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan, work with regional planning partners to achieve consensus on a set of Plan Centers and policies for them as part of the next Plan.
  • Participate or assist facilitating in stakeholder committee meetings, including taking meeting notes, and other tasks as needed.


  • Knowledge of and interest in transportation and long-range regional planning principles and issues.
  • Ability to establish effective relations with associates, partners, and peer organizations.
  • Ability to assimilate technical information and narratives, and discuss it clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.


This position requires a commitment of up to 15 hours per week.


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Students with Work-Study funding are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education and Training

Must have completed at least THREE YEARS of a college/university program or be enrolled in a master's program (preferred), or an equivalent combination of experience and training, plus substantial experience, interest, or involvement in transportation engineering and planning.


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DVRPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Full consideration will be given to all eligible, qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, domestic or sexual violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition (including pregnancy), national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation; or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. Minority, female, and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply.

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