Construction Internships

Compensation: $14.00 per hour

General Description/Information


Qualifying education and experience must be
clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience”
sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or
write “see attached resume” on your application.

This internship is designed to provide an introduction to various aspects of
design and construction of a large infrastructure project at a public
transportation agency. Two positions will be filled to provide support for both
the South Central/Downtown Hub Light Rail Extension and the Northwest Phase II
Light Rail Extension project teams. This position will perform tasks such as
field observation and photo documentation, processing construction submittals
and requests for information, preparing presentations, performing basic
research, tracking project documentation, preparing meeting minutes, and other
tasks as assigned. Having the Intern positions filled will relieve Valley
Metro’s construction team staff to do more advanced construction and
engineering tasks and help to complete these tasks on time. The interns will
report to and primarily work out of the South Central/Downtown Hub and
Northwest Phase II project field offices.

Each internship will be up to 12 months in length and begin July 2021.

These internships are part-time temporary (Commitment to work up to 19.5 hours
per week during the school year) for up to 12 months. Some positions may be
limited to the summer months only. Schedules are flexible to accommodate
full-time course load. Additional hours up to 40 hours per week may be
available during the summer months).




The statements listed below describe the general
nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this
description amended at any time.

Assists in and participates in high capacity / light rail transit corridor
planning studies.

Assists in preparation of short-term special studies and environmental, social,
and economic impact statements.

Assists in the implementation of mitigation measures associated with
environmental impacts.

Performs transit research, including site visits.

Performs peer city research on various transit issues.

Participates in public meetings on transit programs and related issues.

Provides bus/rail service planning and technical assistance.

Investigates citizen suggestions and complaints.

Assists planning staff in production of documents such as the Short Range
Transit Report, the transit element of the Transportation Improvement Plan, the
Transit Life Cycle Program, among others.

Works with Valley Metro staff, city staffs, and consultants on transit planning

Coordinates activities with other internal divisions.

Independently works on assigned task and projects.

Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.

Knowledge of:

Transit planning principles and practices;

Report preparation methods;

Customer service principles.

Skill in:

Conducting transit studies and research;

Preparing a variety of business correspondence and reports;

Providing customer service;

Using a computer and related software applications;

Analyzing, evaluating, and identifying complex transit issues;

Coordinating activities between multiple departments;

Communicating in order to interact with coworkers, supervisor, and the general
public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive
work direction;

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)

Knowledge of GIS preferred.




Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree
program in Urban Planning, Geography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture,
Civil Engineering, Public Administration or a related field; or, an equivalent
combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the
essential duties such as those listed above. A student currently enrolled in a
Master’s Degree program is preferred.

Valid Arizona Driver’s License is required.

Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.


Cover Letter

Resume - Include all experience in your resume related to this position.
Include dates of employment and hours worked per week, in addition to the
duties of the position. Include a list of all relevant extracurricular
activities including community services/volunteer, professional organizations,
school activities and honors.

References - Name, email address and telephone number of one graduate advisor
or instructor.

Copy of Transcript - Undergraduate and graduate transcript to date (unofficial
transcripts will be accepted). Priority will be given to Applicants with GPAs
of 3.0 or better.

Additional Information