Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0196
Post Date 7/19/2017
Title Intern
Focus Multiple
City Boston
State MA

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a highly organized, independent, and motivated intern to support the firm’s practice in transportation planning. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to become involved in building Nelson\Nygaard’s practice, which is focused on multimodal transportation planning for livable communities.

Nelson\Nygaard develops sustainable transportation solutions for people. Our work emphasizes creative, innovative transportation planning, and community involvement, often within a wider set of goals such as economic development and reduced dependence on the private automobile. Nelson\Nygaard offers a dynamic and self-directed work environment that is fast-paced, congenial, and supportive. This is your opportunity to work with one of the most innovative groups of planners and engineers in the United States. Our office culture is built upon diversity and creativity.


Intern responsibilities will depend on specific needs of projects that are undertaken, but will likely include research, data collection, spreadsheet analysis, mapping, writing and editing reports, development of outreach materials, and potentially some minor business development tasks. There will be numerous opportunities for the candidate to contribute to Nelson\Nygaard projects across the United States. Candidates must be willing to travel and must have a valid driver’s license.


The ideal candidate would be someone who

(1) Has completed his/her first year of a Master’s in planning program and who is focusing on transportation planning or

(2) Has a Bachelor's or Master of Science degree in a related field and is interested in gaining experience prior to entering graduate school for planning.

Other relevant degrees include transportation engineering, transportation operations, urban/city/regional planning, urban design, and landscape architecture. Above all, we are looking for someone who has a passion for sustainable transportation planning, and is interested in making communities better for our clients and their constituents.

Potential candidates must demonstrate:

  • Excellent skills in writing, data analysis, oral presentation and problem solving
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


Experience in one or more of the following areas is not required but is beneficial:

  • Proficiency using ArcGIS for tasks such as analyzing census demographic information and displaying transit networks
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator in conjunction with outputs from ArcGIS to create visually appealing maps
  • Additional experience with graphics (InDesign, SketchUp), modeling (Synchro, TransCAD) or database analysis is preferred


Potential candidates may be asked to demonstrate their writing and basic data analysis skills. Candidates should be available to start in the late summer, early fall.

Salary and Benefits

Nelson\Nygaard offers a flexible, friendly work environment that will provide many opportunities for growth. For this paid internship, the number of months/hours per week is dependent on your schedule.

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action employer.

To apply, please click on the “Apply On-line” link below. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples (no larger than 4MB). No phone calls, please.

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