WHAT YOU’LL GAIN
During this 8 to 10 week experience you’ll gain hands-on experience with all aspects of transportation planning at the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Council of Governments (COG) level. Working directly with planners and engineers in the transportation planning department, you will:
• Assist in development of a regional active transportation plan. Experiences associated will include data
collection, analysis of traffic data, review of survey results and resident comments, and strategy development
for improving cycling, walking/rolling, and transit facilities.
• Exposure to work on a long-range transportation plan, plus the transportation improvement program (TIP),
project management, and other state and federal programs and reports.
• Work with members of the public and municipal staff, providing both technical expertise and facilitating
Transportation Planning Intern
WHAT YOU BRING
This internship is open to undergraduate students with 2 full years of studies completed, currently enrolled graduate students, or recent graduates. The ideal candidate will have studied in a program focused on transportation planning, urban planning, engineering, public policy, or a similar field.
The successful candidate will have:
• Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite
• Strong technical and professional writing skills
• Ability to organize a small team for data collection efforts
• A willingness to learn and apply best practices and technical skills
• Prior related work experience will be considered but is not required for this position.
Licenses and Certifications: None required
Physical Demands and Working Environment
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting (ADA compliant) and use standard office equipment, including a computer; ability to communicate in person, before groups, and over the phone (accommodations
available); and strength to lift and carry up to thirty pounds.
Work will be mostly in the NVCOG office in Waterbury, Connecticut, with some field work and availability for some remote work. This is not a full remote position.
May be required to attend evening and weekend meetings.
Compensation and Benefits
The NVCOG has authorized a range of $15-$20 per hour for this internship, commensurate with past work and
education experience. This position is full time, 35 hours per week, for a period of 8 to 10 weeks depending on
candidate availability. NVCOG standard working hours are from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Start and end dates are
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Rich Donovan, Transportation Planner, at: jobs@
nvcogct.org. The NVCOG is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications will be kept in confidence until interviews are completed. Reference and additional supporting
documents may be requested from the applicant if the NVCOG decides to advance their application.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and positions will remain open until filled.
About Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG)
Serving 19 towns in western Connecticut, the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is an innovative regional body focused on improving
the quality of life for our nearly 450,000 residents. We are seeking a summer intern passionate about transportation who will get to work with our
transportation planning department to both gain real world experience and provide a fresh perspective on ways to improve our region.