Job #74

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Santa Ana, CA

About PlaceWorks:

PlaceWorks is a California based multi-disciplinary firm of planning, design, and environmental services professionals. Our expertise and services span a broad range of practices, including city planning, urban design, landscape architecture, environmental review, GIS, and community participation. Learn more about the work we do and how we do it, at:

Job Description:

PlaceWorks is seeking a part-time Intern for the Environmental Team in our Santa Ana Office, with an interest in traffic engineering and transportation planning. The Intern selected for this position will have the exciting opportunity to gain invaluable work experience and build skills related to project management, data analysis and modeling, traffic analysis software and manuals, transportation planning and traffic engineering fundamentals, technical writing, and environmental compliance while working in a casual and collaborative work environment under the guidance of a skilled project manager and other senior staff. The successful candidate will support Environmental Team staff members with traffic and transportation impact analyses (transit, vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian); transportation and parking studies; data analysis and modeling; performing site visits; and other transportation related tasks.


The ideal candidate is passionate, energetic, detail-oriented, and engaged in using their skills for the betterment of communities and the environment; and will also possess the following key qualifications:

  • A current undergraduate or graduate student—within 1 or 2 years of obtaining their Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree—enrolled in a program related to civil engineering; transportation engineering; urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning.
  • Able to commit to a 12-week internship (minimum).
  • Must be able to work at least 15 hours per week.
  • Have a current and valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, acceptable MVR, and a personal vehicle (to perform site visits).
  • Knowledge of planning and travel demand modeling programs and traffic analysis (such as using Synco, Vistro, and published manuals from ITE and Caltrans), is a plus.

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PlaceWorks is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at PlaceWorks are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military and veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other status covered by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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