The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Monday, May 12, 2014 |

Job Description

DVRPC's Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning conducts planning studies on topics that require a multifaceted approach. The successful candidate will provide assistance on a variety of projects. Work tasks will primarily include creative design, mapping, and illustration work as well as descriptive narrative to describe existing conditions and recommendations for final report and presentation deliverables. The intern will have the opportunity to develop project ideas and conduct tasks independently, but under close supervision in the context of the broader project. This kind of work benefits from the ability to think analytically, visually, and spatially, be able to describe that work in a graphic and narrative way, and requires a strong interest in livability and "green" transportation as well as proficiency with mapping (ArcGIS) and design (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Trimble SketchUp) software.


  • Participates in ongoing project meetings and plan development.
  • Develops maps, graphics, and illustrations for presentations and reports.
  • Prepares written summaries of analysis and research for use at meetings and in reports.
  • Assists with the conduct of fieldwork and/or transit passenger surveys as required.


  • Strong interest in transportation planning and transportation policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to write well and with a high attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills, especially in ArcGIS software and with Adobe Design software.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.


This position requires a full‐time commitment of 37.5 hours per week from May through August, 2014.


Paid position commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Experience 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.

To Apply

Forward a cover letter and resume to:

DVRPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Full consideration will be given to all eligible, qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliation, disability or marital status. Minority, female, and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply.
Employment is contingent upon ability to comply with Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations which states when offered employment "identity and right to work in the United States" must be produced.