Overview Sam Schwartz is an industry-leading transportation planning, engineering, and environmental firm known nationally for our ability to solve complex transportation problems with creative, multi-modal solutions.  Our work includes diverse, high-profile projects such as the New York City Streets Plan, LaGuardia Airport/JFK Airport Redevelopments, Citi Bike expansion, and MTA’s Bicycle, Pedestrian & Micromobility Action Plan, along with planning, design, and analysis for cities across the country.  We seek creative individuals who are passionate about supporting more sustainable and equitable communities, enjoy exceeding expectations, thrive within a collaborative environment, and deliver unique planning and design perspectives. Responsibilities We are seeking a part-time intern to join Sam Schwartz’s transportation planning group in our New York City office.  The candidate will join a team of consultants (planners, graphic designers, data analysts, and transportation engineers) and contribute to a variety of urban mobility projects such as neighborhood and corridor studies, bicycle/pedestrian/micromobility plans, curbside management and freight, transit plans, data analytics, and other types of projects in the New York City region and around the country. Work performed as part of this internship will likely include developing maps, presentations, and graphics; research; writing; conducting field work; and preparing quantitative analyses, in addition to the occasional administrative task. Candidates should have a demonstrable interest in transportation planning and/or design, and ideally have some related work and/or school experience. Qualifications In addition, candidates should:

  • Be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s (already having completed Sophomore year) or master’s degree program in urban planning
  • Have demonstrated intermediate or advanced (not introductory) experience with Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Possess knowledge of planning and urban design concepts and an understanding of transportation planning concepts and methodology
  • Have strong research and analytical experience
  • Be willing to support the transportation planning group in various capacities in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Experiences with modeling in GIS, Sketchup, drafting in AutoCAD, animating in After Effects, and/or video editing in Premiere Pro are a plus
  • Experience with coding languages (Python, R, Java) is a plus

Job duties may include:

  • Assisting with development of detailed reports and presentation
  • Developing thematic maps and infographics
  • Conducting research into various transportation planning topics and preparing written summaries
  • Analyzing complex data sets and preparing summary analyses
  • Participating in field work and data collection efforts

Equal Opportunity Employer Sam Schwartz Consulting, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type as protected by federal, state, or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The Company requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending any Company or client locations or events unless an applicable accommodation is approved on the basis of protected grounds such as disability (e.g.: for medical reasons) or religion.

About Sam Schwartz Engineering

Who We Are
For more than 25 years, Sam Schwartz has been known as the transportation firm that solves the industry’s most challenging problems by balancing exemplary technical skills with exceptional creative approaches—a combination that sets our work apart.  

From our roots as a New York City traffic engineering consultancy, we have grown to a national firm with 8 offices and a team of professionals across disciplines including transportation and environmental planning, transit, civil engineering, and community engagement. 

Sam Schwartz is a member of a global alliance of consulting and engineering firms, led by TYLin, spanning the building, transportation, and water sectors. The unified brand connects clients more effectively with TYLin’s multi-disciplinary global engineering resources to solve infrastructure challenges with innovative and technically advanced solutions at the regional and local levels.

Founded in 1954, TYLin is a global engineering firm focused on delivering comprehensive advanced mobility infrastructure, smart buildings, and sustainable water solutions. TYLin is recognized for solving the most important challenges for public and private clients through collaboration with 3,000+ professionals across 50+ offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Making the Journey Better
At Sam Schwartz, making the journey better guides everything we do.  

From strategic planning to Vision Zero to new mobility, our team of planners and engineers are thought leaders who are pushing their professions forward. Our clients trust us to work collaboratively, think creatively, plan thoughtfully, and communicate persuasively.  We are passionate about the work we do, and our projects improve the lives of the people and communities we serve. 

Making the journey better means making our transit systems more equitable, our streets safer, our infrastructure more resilient, and our development sustainable. It means making transportation choices easy to understand and minimizing the disruption of construction. It means setting the vision for the way we move and developing the strategies to make it happen. 

Making the journey better starts with an intelligent conversation. For our clients, this means engaging with teams of planning and engineering professionals who are trained to listen, understand, and analyze, and who have the expertise to transform challenges into transformational results. For the communities we serve, this means thoughtful engagement about their priorities, perspectives, and where they want to go. For our staff, this means pursuing continued learning and growth. 

Ready to join us? Let’s make the journey better, together. 

Valuing Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity (VIBE)
Meaningful change is needed to make our workplaces and our industry more welcoming and just. VIBE is Sam Schwartz’s initiative focused on infusing principles of inclusion, belonging, and equity into everything we do. This encompasses our firm culture, employment and advancement opportunities, training, communications, and operations, as well as our work for clients.