Transportation Planner Intern

Job Description

DVRPC’s Office of Safe Streets works to improve road safety through multifaceted approaches focused on crash reduction and prevention through analysis, and by promoting safety culture. This is an opportunity to work independently and collaboratively on discrete projects including the Philadelphia Speed Limit Setting project and development of the Regional Vision Zero 2050 Action Program. There will be opportunities to assist with DVRPC’s Regional Safety Task Force (RSTF), a multi-disciplinary group of regional safety stakeholders focused on advancing safety goals through examination of safety emphasis areas featuring guest speaker-experts working on various crash safety topics.


  • Assist professional staff with research, data collection, graphic design, and report preparation for transportation planning and safety studies.
  • Participate or assist in stakeholder and study committee meetings and fieldwork as needed.
  • Conduct data analysis, create maps and collision diagrams, charts, and other visuals.
  • Conduct various research activities into safety planning best practices and synthesize findings.


  • Knowledge of and interest in transportation, crash safety, and land use planning principles.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Access, ArcGIS, and Adobe Illustrator or a similar graphics program.
  • Ability to switch among diverse tasks, potentially for multiple people, and remain on schedule.
  • Ability to assimilate technical information and discuss it clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish professional relationships with associates and representatives of other organizations.


Ability to start on June 3, 2024 is preferred. This is a hybrid position which requires a commitment of at least three days per week (22.5) with the option for full-time (37.5 hours) per week.


$17 per hour for interns currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. $20 per hour for candidates currently pursuing a Master’s degree. Students with Work-Study funding are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education and Training

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