internship

*Bike-Lover* Transportation Planning Internship

Paid30-40 hoursPhiladelphiaSummer

Description

DVRPC is seeking an intern to work in the Office of Travel Monitoring preparing bicycle count data for submission to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) database. To satisfy the requirements of FHWA, additional data needs to be appended to the bicycle count records. This includes analysis of the volume distribution to determine the pattern of travel and the inclusion of the bicycle facility type.

DVRPC has one of the most advanced non-motorized travel monitoring programs in the country, consisting of 15 permanent counting stations and several thousand week-long short duration counts. We are attempting to be the first agency to submit data to FHWA using the format outlined in the Travel Monitoring Guide.

If you are a person who understands the necessity of good data to further the development of bicycle facilities and culture, this is an amazing opportunity. A rudimentary knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, and the use of Google street view is required.

AVAILABILITY: This position requires a commitment of 22.5 to 37.5 hours per week.

TO APPLY: Forward a cover letter and resume to: resumes@dvrpc.org.

Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION & TRAINING: Must have completed at least THREE 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 and bicycle planning.