DVRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the greater Philadelphia urban area, responsible for coordinating transportation planning throughout the nine-county region. The Office of Travel Trends and Forecasts and the Office of Travel Modeling maintain DVRPC’s regional travel simulation models and apply the models to a variety of highway and transit alternatives analysis to evaluate the impacts and benefits of regional policies and transportation investments. The intern will assist DVRPC’s engineers and planners with the data integration for model development and technical analysis for model application. This is an excellent opportunity to gain “hands on” computer modeling experience.
Assist with data collection, cleaning, and processing
Assist with the development, validation, and application of models
Set-up and run models and post-processing tools
QA/QC model output, and de-bugging
Summarize model output and data for inclusion in written reports
Perform related work as required
Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
Hands-on experience with Python, R, or other programming languages
Ability to work in small teams, under the direction of more senior staff
Knowledge of travel demand forecasting software is desired
Knowledge of GIS software is desired.
Knowledge of Microsoft Access, SQL, or other database programs is desired
Knowledge of traffic simulation software, such as VISSIM, is a bonus
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.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Students with Work-Study funding are encouraged to apply.