Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Internship opportunity at Fairfax Co Bike Program

Fairfax County is looking for volunteer help this summer. They've announced an unpaid internship position in the Bicycle Program. From the internship announcement:
Job Announcement
Fairfax County Department of Transportation is looking for a summer intern to assist with bicycle and pedestrian projects. The bicycle program recently opened its first secure bike room at the Wiehle Reston-East Metrorail station and completed Fairfax County’s first Bicycle Master Plan. The bicycle and pedestrian programs recently saw $87 million of a $100 million transportation bond pass and many more projects are in both the planning and implementation phase

This position would include creating maps using GIS software, assisting with field review and scoping of projects such as bicycle signage and wayfinding, sidewalks, trails, and bicycle parking. Position may include attending public meetings and assisting with the creation of graphics for presentations.

Minimum Qualifications
Current graduate student or recent graduate in the field of urban planning, city and regional planning, transportation planning, or transportation engineering.

This intern position is UNPAID, but will work with intern to earn class credit if offered through his/her college or university.

The position requires 20 hours per week from May-August. Exact length of position will depend on candidates availability.

Preferred Qualifications and Knowledge-Experience with ArcGIS to create and edit maps, as well as perform basic analysis -Basic knowledge of transportation planning principles and traffic engineering -Knowledge of bicycle and pedestrian planning principles
-Experience using and knowledge of the MUTCD
-Experienced bicycle rider, some field work may require riding a bicycle
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including citizen’s groups, community, county, and state officials.

Please send resume and cover letter to by April 20, 2015. Call 703-877-5600 with questions.

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