Transportation Summer Interns
Are you looking to join an award-winning organization with a culture built on innovation and public service? Are you looking for a summer internship that offers a remote work schedule?
The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking summer Interns in the Transportation Technology and Innovation Program area. This position will support the planning, development, and implementation of projects and programs to improve safety and air quality through automated vehicle technology. 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 https://www.nctcog.org/Careers. To be considered for another Intern position or any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, 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 must be able to work at least 25 hours a week within the State of Texas between mid-May and mid-August 2023.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assisting with planning and researching community demographics and roadway infrastructure to coordinate automated vehicle deployments in the North Central Texas region, including data analysis
- Assisting with planning and researching best practices on how to engage communities and encourage them to utilize automated vehicle services, including literature review and interviews with others in the country who have been a part of community outreach related to automated vehicles
- Assisting with researching national and state-level broadband programs and their best practices
- Assisting with the research of impacts to communities provided by levels of broadband access, specifically last-mile fiber-optic deployment
- Assisting with the development and execution of a strategy to educate the community on the Affordable Connectivity Program
- Assisting with the review of and collaborating with North Central Texas 9-1-1 and transportation agencies on tools to improve emergency response to roadway incidents, including a tool that uses the Waze application to stream the travel time data to set up warnings
- Assisting with research and collaborating with the North Central Texas region on the efficient use of E-bikes within the region
- Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
- Detail oriented, highly organized, and ability to multi-task on short deadlines
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Ability to juggle various tasks and handle changing priorities
- Must be enrolled in 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 preferred.
Minimum of $15.00 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, the North Central Texas Council of Governments 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 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer