Transportation Planning Intern
Chicago, IL 
Posted 8 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Sam Schwartzis a leading transportation engineering, planning, 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 for both private and public sector clients. Weare located inLos Angeles/Oakland, CA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Jersey City, NJ, New York, NY, Seattle, WA and Tampa, FL.

Job Summary

Sam Schwartz, a TYLin Company, is seeking a full-time Transportation Planning Intern for our Chicago office to be part of a dynamic team that provides a range of planning services for public, private, and non-profit clients, including corridor studies, safety research and analysis, strategic planning, and community-wide multi-modal transportation plans. The successful candidate will serve as a contributor on project tasks including research; data collection and analysis; mapping and geospatial analysis; public and stakeholder outreach; and development of maps, reports, presentations, and graphics.

The ideal candidate will understand the fundamentals of transportation planning, possess strong research skills, and be able to communicate concepts clearly and concisely verbally, through writing, and graphically. We look for people who bring an analytical mind, collaborative spirit, and, above all else, a passion for building more equitable, resilient communities through transportation solutions.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

The selected individual will perform a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Conducting site visits, field observations, and data collection,
  • Performing traffic and transportation analyses,
  • Developing maps and conducting geospatial analysis,
  • Preparing graphics,
  • Developing presentation materials, and
  • Conducting research into transportation and urban planning topics.

Skills and Qualifications

Ideal candidates will possess the following qualities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Ability to develop graphics to support communications materials,
  • Command of transportation and urban planning concepts,
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite,
  • Experience with ArcGIS (preferably including Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, and ArcGIS Online),
  • Ability to present ideas, projects and solutions in a polished and professional manner, and
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively in a team environment.


Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Working towards an Urban Planning, Urban Design, Public Policy, or related Master's or PhD program
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Authorization to work in the U.S.

Please attach a cover letter, resume (2 pages max), and writing sample/ sample of your work to your application.

Additional Information

This description reflects the core activities of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the position holder to recognize this and adopt a flexible approach to work.

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 and its employees are required to comply with all local health authority, legal or lawful client requirements.

Sam Schwartz is proud to offer a comprehensive total rewards package. Our benefits include extensive health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance coverage, continuing education benefits, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program and a retirement savings plan with company matching contributions. We encourage all candidates to explore our total rewards offering.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
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Full Time
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