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Transportation Planning Specialist 1 Intern

The Opportunity:  
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is excited to announce an internship opportunity within the agency’s Public Transportation Division that will be located in Spokane, WA. The focus of this internship is to participate in the gathering of performance data, financial data, and policy collection and analysis, and present summaries of completed analysis. The position is also responsible for improving quarterly progress forms and other tools used by community liaisons, attend meetings to represent the eastern Washington community liaisons, and provide support to the Intercity Bus Program administration and transit training program administration.

If you’re interested in seeing how your field of study can be applied in a professional setting, and you would like real-world experience to complement your education, look no further than this opportunity.
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This position will perform the following work:
  • Perform preliminary review of grantee quarterly reports, grantee policies pre- and post- compliance site visit, and WSDOT issues policy templates to help grantees achieve compliance.
  • Develop, test, and incorporate feedback on an interactive tool to collect input, including performance data from Consolidated, Regional Mobility and Commute Trip Reduction and a tool to collect and summarize Intercity Bus program data.
  • Assist in preparation of reports and presentations on grant program performance and oversight processes to be shared with the community liaison team and division management team.
  • Gather information for advancement of grantee training program resources library for sub recipients to achieve compliance.
  • Participate in designing and conducting surveys to determine training needs.  

An ideal candidate for this position will have:
  • Current status as an actively enrolled student in a college program in transportation planning, civil engineering, government administration or related field.
  • Knowledge of data collection methods and familiarity with public meeting rules.
  • Communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong technical skills with Microsoft Excel and Access applications.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to drive in agency owned vehicles across Eastern Washington to various meeting sites.
Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Eirik Landes at Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-HQ-04640n.
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit