DVRPC Regional Student Forum on
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Are you or someone you know interested in exploring the field of transportation management? Do you want to learn more about how local infrastructure is created, funded and sustained?
GVF is seeking a highly-motivated intern who is interested in learning about the numerous career opportunities in the transportation industry. The Peter P. Quinn Scholarship gives current students who are unsure of their career paths the opportunity to explore different aspects of transportation and get the opportunity to see how local government, engineering firms, chambers of commerce and large organizations are all adapting as the industry continues to evolve.
GVF works in both the public and private sectors to make travel easier, faster and more sustainable in a variety of ways. The internship will expose the student to how a TMA operates, and their importance in the region.
Peter P. Quinn is the founder of the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF) which was the first transportation management association in Pennsylvania. Peter retired as Executive Director of the organization in 2008, after 18 years of dedicated service to Chester and Montgomery Counties.
The internship, which will last from February through April, will focus on different aspects of a TMA and its role on the local, state and federal levels. As an organization that partners with such entities as PennDOT, SEPTA, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and a number of local municipalities, engineering firms and major corporations, this internship will expose the student to a number of different and exciting career paths.
Upon completion of the internship, the $1,200 scholarship will be paid directly to the student’s college or university. The intern will also be invited to a lunch meeting with Rob Henry, GVF’s current Executive Director and a GVF Board Member. Reliable transportation required.