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Transportation Safety Planning Intern

DVRPC's Office of Safe Streets works to improve multimodal road safety through multifaceted approaches focused on crash reduction and prevention. This is an opportunity to work independently and collaboratively on discrete projects including the Kroc Center Road Safety Audit, the 2016-2018 analysis of crashes in the region, and the PNNL Lighting and Crash Safety Analysis. There will also be opportunities to assist with DVRPC’s Regional Safety Task Force (RSTF), a multi-disciplinary group of regional safety stakeholders focused on advancing safety goals and focusing in 2020 on traffic safety culture and equitable transportation safety planning. Assistance with broader efforts and occasional analysis requests will also be sought.


  • Assist professional staff with research, data collection, graphic design, and report preparation for site-specific, corridor, and regional transportation planning and safety studies.
  • Participate or assist in stakeholder and study committee meetings and fieldwork as needed.
  • Create content such as data analysis, maps, collision diagrams, charts, and other visuals.
  • Conduct various research activities into safety planning best practices and synthesize findings.


  • Knowledge of and interest in transportation and land use planning principles and issues as well as transportation safety.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Access, ArcGIS, and Adobe Illustrator or a similar graphics program.
  • Ability to assimilate complex technical information and discuss it clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to help with field studies and summarize findings.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with associates and representatives of other organizations.
  • Ability to switch among diverse tasks for multiple people while meeting deadlines.
  • Experience with statistical software (R, Stata, etc.) would be very useful, but is not required.


This position requires a commitment of up to 10 - 15 hours per week.


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Students with Work-Study funding are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education and Training

Must have completed at least THREE YEARS of a college/university program or be enrolled in a master's program (preferred), or an equivalent combination of experience and training, plus substantial experience, interest, or involvement in transportation engineering and planning.

To Apply

Please forward cover letter and resume to: