As an intern in our Boulder office, you’ll have the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in a collaborative, small-office environment. You’ll work on corridor studies, bicycle and pedestrian planning, systemic safety studies, transportation impact analyses, transportation demand management plans, and so much more. We are looking for a part-time or full-time intern who is eager to take on new challenges with the support of technical experts and resources from our Denver office as well as the nationwide Fehr & Peers network. Our downtown Boulder office is just a block from Pearl Street and a mile from the mountains and trails. With close proximity to the City’s offices, we often meet with our clients in person. You’ll get the chance to work on exciting projects such as the Boulder Curbside Management Plan, Boulder Vision Zero with the City of Boulder, and the Corridor Study and Design of CO 7/Arapahoe Avenue with CDOT.
Hours and work schedules will be determined based on your availability and the office’s needs. You will be provided with continuous feedback and collaborate on projects with staff at all levels to aid in your development and gain insight into a career in transportation consulting. Interns who flourish have the opportunity to transition into a full-time entry-level position with a high-level of responsibility, continued growth, and skills development.
Our interns take on similar tasks and responsibilities as full-time entry-level staff. These include:
- Analyze/solve complex transportation planning and/or engineering problems
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, including in a community engagement setting
- Use technical software effectively and make timely and informed recommendations
- Work on a variety of projects which may include traffic operations simulations, bicycle and pedestrian plans, freight and goods movement planning, traffic impact studies, travel demand modeling, transit planning, and regional transportation plans
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of their ability to meet all the qualifications below:
- Strong interest in or knowledge of transportation planning/engineering principles and practices
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills
- A passion for partnering with and serving Colorado communities
- Junior or senior level in college education
- Completion or current enrollment in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program. Various degrees considered including transportation or civil engineering; transportation/urban planning; or a related field (e.g., geography, public policy, economics, sociology, statistics, anthropology, graphic design, data science, GIS)
- Proficiency in one or more of the following: Microsoft Excel, the Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, ArcGIS, statistical software (Stata, R, SPSS) traffic operations software (VISSIM, Synchro), design and drafting software (AutoCAD, MircoStation), or travel demand modeling software (TransCAD, Cube)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The pay range for this position across all our locations is $24 – $31 hourly. Placement within this range will be determined based upon geographic location, education, experience, and qualifications.