Regional Planning Interns (Full Time)
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is the official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the ten-county region including the City of Pittsburgh and the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.
SPC is seeking interns (May-August) for various transportation planning/communications projects including traffic counting, transport modeling, data collection, database development -data analysis and related activities. Communications projects will include social media management, graphic design work, email marketing management, administrative support, multimedia support, photo and video editing, website maintenance and public meeting assistance to support the development of the new long range plan, Smart Moves.
The work environment will vary for different projects. Most positions will include both indoor and outdoor assignments. Interns will be assigned to one primary project area depending on their interests and aptitudes:
* Traffic Data Collection (primarily outdoor work);
* Transportation Models & Data Analysis (primarily indoor work);
* Communications Department (primarily indoor work)
Interns may be asked to assist with projects outside their primary project areas. Preferred candidates would be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Geography, Planning, Civil Engineering, Information Science, Data Analytics, communications, public relations, journalism or a related field. Access to a vehicle for in-region travel and a valid driver’s license will be required for some positions.
Hourly rate is $13.00. Travel will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate of $0.58/mile. Additional information about SPC can be found at http://wwwspcregion .org.
Email response preferred. Send letter of interest and resume in confidence to hr@spcregion .org or by mail to Two Chatham Center, Suite 500, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3451.