Summer Intern/Co-op, Philadelphia

Paid Internship/Co-Op

Interns assist TRA consultants at all levels, on transit- and transportation-related assignments, especially in fields of safety, security, emergency preparedness, operations, and maintenance. Responsibilities are highly varied, and include: report and proposal writing; document editing and production; presentation development; database development and analysis; and some field work related to operations and safety. Interns may work with clients in both public and private sectors, as well as with a tight-knit, fast-moving, and diverse group of coworkers. Interns will be responsible multiple ongoing projects, with numerous coworkers to maximize exposure to the field. Once hired, Interns may view additional position qualifications and baseline standards in the Position Expectations document. Depending on an Intern’s school requirements, additional project work and deliverables may be incorporated into the position responsibilities. This position can be full time (40 hours/week) or part time (16-20 hours/week) over the summer starting mid-May with the potential option of continuing into the fall.

Intern Qualifications

Internships are available for Bachelor and Master Degree candidates. Candidates must have experience, coursework, and/or strong interest in transportation operations, planning, maintenance, safety, or security and emergency preparedness. Interns typically have educational backgrounds in engineering, city planning, urban studies, or related fields; however, candidates with any academic background and an interest in the firm’s core areas of business are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communications skills, and a strong capacity to analyze, understand, and incorporate technical information. Candidates must also be able to think creatively about data and presenting it as useful and engaging information, both for external client reports and for internal TRA use. Interns must be proficient in use of Microsoft Windows, and must be completely fluent in MS Office programs, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Adobe Creative Suite and database experience is a plus. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be a U.S. citizen.

About TRA

TRA provides management and technical consulting services to the transportation industry, especially in public transit operations, safety, security, and maintenance. TRA’s work includes safety program development, federal and state regulatory compliance assessments, and transportation agency systems analyses. TRA provides its clients with detailed written findings and recommendations based on detailed reports, data, and both quantitative and qualitative analyses.



Tell us why you are the right person for TRA’s Intern position. Please send your resume and cover letter to by February 28, 2020.



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