Intern-Grant Support

Posted 03/01/2024

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking an Intern to support fiscal monitoring of transportation projects by organizing files, recording metadata, completing data entry, creating documentation, and assessing outstanding actions. This position seeks a detail-oriented and process-minded student able to organize documentation, research previous actions, conduct financial analysis, and implement action plans. Continuing employment opportunities may be available for interns who are successful in this position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, including other internship opportunities, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.

Ideal candidates should be able to work at least 25 hours per week while attending school. NCTCOG offices are located in Arlington, Texas.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Entering data and maintaining spreadsheets, contract files, and other information systems
  • Assessing database records to identify and resolve discrepancies
  • Performing quality control checks and updating metadata
  • Drafting memos and creating tables
  • Completing checklists and compiling documentation
  • Assisting in the conduct of financial analyses

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word; Adobe and SharePoint experience desired
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to listen to instructions and coordinate with other team members
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Detail oriented, organized, and possess ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
  • Strong reasoning skills, with the ability to identify data discrepancies
  • Willingness to learn and accept new techniques, integrating new procedures into daily job functions quickly
  • Ability to assess historical actions, interpret communications, compile documentation, and summarize findings

Required Experience

  • Must be attending an accredited college or university during employment. Pursuit of a degree in a related field desired.
  • No work experience required; at least one year of school-related experience desired.

Starting Salary

Minimum of $16.00 per hour

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, NCTCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility, and innovation.

NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career. All qualified veterans are invited to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Background Check & Drug Testing:
All selected candidates must undergo a pre-employment background check and drug screening. Background checks include national criminal background check, employment history, motor vehicle record check, social security verification, education verification, and other elements as needed. NCTCOG is committed to a safe and drug free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping NCTCOG safe and drug free. In order to receive an offer of employment from NCTCOG, selected candidates must successfully pass the pre-employment background check and drug screening.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee's authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.


Minimum of $16.00 per hour


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