TriMet seeks an intern to assist in: preparing a five-year service plan, evaluating alternative service delivery methods, and analyzing cost and ridership potential of service improvements.

Location: Portland, OR
Work Hours: 40 hours per week
Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: June 2012
Pay: $15.00/hour
Apply by: May 25, 2012

Essential Functions: Utilizes tools such as Excel, Access and ArcView to analyze and display service and ridership statistics. Prepares memos and reports based on research and analysis. Conducts self in an appropriate manner as a representative of TriMet, working effectively in a diverse work environment. Collects information from other transit systems, governments and service providers and summarizes in written reports and presentations. Compiles primary and secondary data and descriptive information into spreadsheets, databases, GIS, and other reports.

Qualifications: Current undergraduate or graduate student in urban and regional planning, geography, economics, urban studies, civil/transportation engineering or related field. Experience with statistics, GIS and/or database analysis. Interest, coursework or experience (e.g., reports and community activities) in transportation planning. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and office communications software. Ability to research, investigate and analyze information. Ability to pay attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in work. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively in a diverse workforce.
Application Requirements:

To apply, go to and search for posting # 8156