Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WSDOT Internship

From: Karen Luedeking
Position Title: Transportation Planning Intern (unpaid)
Division: Eastern Region Planning
Location: Spokane, WA

The WSDOT Eastern Region Planning Office is seeking a motivated
college student to join their team as an intern. In this position,
you will gain valuable working experience to supplement your
educational goals and provide you a professional edge in your career
pursuit. The position will perform all or some of the following work
under close supervision:
  • Research and develop a region Geographic Information System datasets
    that may include one or more of the following:

    • Land use changes associated with specific regional transportation
      projects in Eastern Region.

    • Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) in relation to state highways in Eastern Region.

    • Manage Develop Services Review data (Transportation Impact Studies,
      Developer Improvements, etc.) relating state highways in Eastern

From the manager's perspective, the ideal intern will:

  • Work with GIS data to display data and evaluate trends or
    correlations. Have the ability to import data into GIS software. Have
    familiarity with ArcView 10 or higher.

  • Be familiar with spreadsheets and the manipulation of data.

  • Communicate/interact with other agencies.

  • Be enrolled in a recognized curriculum at a higher education
    institution and have completed a least one semester/quarter in
    Geographical Information Systems class work.

Please note, this position is an unpaid internship where the intern
will be expected to work between 10-20 hours per week when school begins.

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