Transportation Planning Intern 2021

Posted: 6/17/2021
Closing date: 9/27/2021
Job type: Intern/Part-Time Salary: $16-$18

Please see Position Description PDF for full job posting and application requirements. Please include a completed Metro COG General Application and the Title VI EEO Information Request.


General Duties

Position duties will include working with our full-time staff on some or all of the following:


  • Verification of new bikeways and shared use paths (locations and characteristics) in Dilworth, Fargo, Horace, Moorhead, and West Fargo, by gathering data that will be used to update bikeway information in GIS.
  • Study of the Heartland Trail through Clay County and organization of Heartland Trail Task Force meetings.
  • Research for and preparation of local plans and/or zoning ordinances for communities in the vicinity of the metro area.
  • Preparation of a digital Metro COG newsletter by writing articles and compiling graphics.
  • Collection, analysis, and maintenance of data and other information used for roadway studies, transit studies, comprehensive plans, metro-wide reports, and/or any other special projects.
  • Traffic counting and bicycle/pedestrian counting activities.  This could include field observations & counts, counts via recorded video, and/or setup of various counting equipment.
  • Provide support to Metro COG’s various committees.  This could include meeting notes, agenda packet preparation, and/or any other meeting and committee assistance.
  • Public engagement events and agency outreach.  This could include public meeting assistance, workshop/conference assistance, pop-up booths, and/or assistance with other Metro COG-related events.
  • Organization of records, physical and electrical filing, and other similar activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Undergraduate or graduate level; experience or course work in planning, engineering, geography, landscape architecture or related field. Experience with and capabilities in Adobe programs such as Photoshop and InDesign as well as social media postings are desirable.  Basic knowledge of ArcGIS is desirable.


The length of the internship as currently authorized is for the remainder of 2021 and all of 2022.  The exact duration and compensation of the internship would be finalized upon selection of a preferred candidate.



It is the continuing policy of FM Metro COG to afford equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their sex, race, creed, disability or national origin, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recall from layoffs, discipline, and agency-sponsored educational, social, recreational programs. Additionally, it is the policy of this agency to provide its members a viable means for communicating and resolving grievances and complaints regarding unlawful discriminatory employment practices. Any employee of the FM Metro COG who fails to comply with this policy is subject to appropriate disciplinary action.