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Real Estate Commercial Planning & Development Intern - Spring 2020-90259388 - Philadelphia

Date: Oct 11, 2019

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Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

The purpose of this position is to promote careers in railway operations and real estate.  This position will be in the Commercial Planning and Development (CP&D) Department.  Responsible for reviewing and coordinating the internal review of third-party requests to occupy Amtrak property with Engineering and other stakeholders.  Accepted candidates for the position will have the opportunity to apply their engineering skills and to gain firsthand work experience in the various aspects of the railroad working environment. This position will support the CP&D business lines of pipe and wire by performing tasks as directed. 


  • Assist in performing and coordinating engineering design reviews and other analyses of third-party projects to ensure that such projects comply with Engineering Standards and Practices and do not impact the safety of Amtrak operations, infrastructure and property
  • Assist in communicating Amtrak review comments relative to third party projects
  • Assist in maintaining the Document Control System and a database of projects and analyzing data to support requests for project information
  • Liaise with business support units such as finance, engineering, or law department


  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in Civil Engineering or Industrial Engineering or other 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
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours of Monday – Friday, 8am  –   5pm.


  • Previous construction, railroad industry, real estate, or site development experience
  • Strong computer skills – particularly in MS Office including document formatting, chart and graph creation and spreadsheet / budget creation
  • Strong cross-cultural, communication, time-management, and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational ability
  • Knowledge of Adobe Pro is a plus; ability to edit PDFs. 
  • MS Access knowledge is preferred. Profiency in Excel necessary. 

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:41217
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Finance 
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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