Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates seeks a highly organized, independent, and motivated Intern for its Portland office. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to become involved in Nelson\Nygaard's growing practice, which is focused on multimodal transportation planning for livable communities. Nelson\Nygaard's work emphasizes creative, innovative transit/transportation planning and community involvement, often within a wider set of goals such as economic development and reduced dependence on the private automobile.
The position will be responsible for assisting on a range of projects including multimodal plans, TDM studies, transit studies, Active Transportation plans, Complete Streets design and policy work, transit-oriented development (TOD) plans, parking analysis, paratransit studies, among others.
Responsibilities The Transportation Planning Intern is expected to: • Assist with data collection activities and analysis in the office and/or field • Analyze and map data in an engaging and user-friendly manner • Collect, enter, tabulate and analyze data • Prepare brief memos explaining methodology and findings • Assist with the preparation of existing conditions reports and other plan chapters • Conduct research as needed to assist senior staff on projects • Assist with the preparation of presentations and other community outreach activities • Cover office administrative duties as needed
Qualifications The ideal candidate possesses the following skills: • Currently enrolled in a graduate planning program • Excellent data analysis and data management skills, including expertise with Excel • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office • Knowledge of GIS and Adobe products (Illustrator, InDesign) • Proficiency with R strongly desired • Proficiency with AutoCAD a plus
Salary and Benefits Hours are flexible and will range from 12-20 hours per week. This is a paid internship that will last approximately 3 months. Secure bike parking on site.
At Nelson\Nygaard we believe that inclusion spurs creativity, and that innovation is born from an engaged culture of diverse people + ideas. By moving beyond barriers and stereotypes of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status; we are committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of the communities and clients we serve.
To apply, click here -- select Apply Online at the bottom of the page. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and 3 short work samples demonstrating analysis, mapping, graphic design, policy, and/or research skills (please limit use of group deliverables) by June 22, 2018. Combine all files into a single PDF with the filename format “Firstname_Lastname_PDX_Intern.pdf.” No phone calls or emails, please.
About Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates
A Different Kind of Transportation FirmNelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is an internationally recognized firm committed to developing transportation systems that promote vibrant, sustainable, and accessible communities. Founded by two women in 1987, Nelson\Nygaard has grown from its roots in transit planning to a 130-person, full-service transportation firm with offices across the United States. Putting People FirstNelson\Nygaard puts people first. We recognize that transportation is not an end by itself but a platform for achieving broader community goals of mobility, equity, economic development, and healthy living.