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Multimodal Transportation Intern - Summer 2020 - 90260065 - Philadelphia

Date: Feb 22, 2020

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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The internship for multimodal transportation is an exciting opportunity to improve the intercity travel network.  The intern will work collaboratively Amtrak staff in the fields of marketing, IT, operations, and planning to undertake research and data projects about travel by rail, bus, ferries, and other modes of transportation that connect with Amtrak.  The intern will have an opportunity to learn broadly about Amtrak's business practices while being charged with focused technical research projects with support and guidance from Amtrak senior staff. Amtrak provides rail transportation, as well as connecting services operated by partner carriers.  The internship will focus on improvements to multimodal travel that combines Amtrak with other forms of transportation.  This may include enhancements to technology systems which support travel planning, ticketing, and the customer experience.  The intern may also undertake research on developing new routes that connect with Amtrak. The intern will make new contacts in the transportation industry and acquire skills and knowledge in transportation planning, market analysis of intercity transportation, inter-carrier coordination, transportation policy, and technical processes for customer digital engagement. Intern will have rail travel privileges over portions of the Amtrak network for business purposes.



• Compile data from written sources as well as direct interviews.

• Write clearly and succinctly on technical topics.

• Create documentation of technical processes and best practices in layman terms.

• Create maps and diagrams of transportation networks.

• Prepare tables and statistical analysis of transportation services.

• Present and communicate findings to decision makers and other staff.



• Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 

• Must be actively pursuing a degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering, or a related field.

• Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum. 

• Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

• Available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/times of M-F, 8am-5pm



• Experience with computer programming and/or application design.

• Extensive experience with GIS.

• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Excel.

• Ability to use Geographic Information System (GIS) software.

• Ability to travel by train or bus for meetings and research.

• Available to work 40 hours per week during the days/times of M-F, 8am-5pm during the Summer



Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Requisition ID:41667
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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