Breakfast at the Bike Bridges, Richardson Bridge

Join the Transportation Planning Team!

The Transportation Planning Team offers competitive internships for students and non-students. The internships provide opportunities to:

  • Earn academic credit toward completion of a degree
  • Gain practical skills in a professional environment
  • Explore career paths

The Transportation Planning Team works on a variety of planning projects and programs, including: 

Transportation Planning  

  • Implementing the Eugene Transportation System Plan 
  • Managing the City’s biking and walking program  
  • Developing and participating in street plans and studies 
  • Coordinating planning efforts locally and regionally

Transportation Options

  • Educating residents about sustainable transportation choices
  • Promoting the use of active transportation options through campaigns and community events
  • Facilitating communication around transportation projects and goals to staff and the community
  • Reducing the number of "drive alone" trips

Current Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities usually coincide with the University of Oregon academic terms schedule. If available, they are usually posted in the January, April, July/August, or October of each calendar year. All internships are open to students and non-student community members.

Active Transportation Communications Intern: Spring & Summer 2021

  • Position(s): 1-2 interns will be hired to assist the Transportation Planning Team
  • Duration: Spring - Summer 2021, Start Date: March 29th, negotiable 
  • Hourly Wage: $12.00+ an hour, based on experience 
  • Hours/week: 10-20 hours/week for spring, up to 20 in the summer, depending on availability and skills
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled, deadline for first review is February 15th
  • Supervisor: Karen Mason, Assistant Transportation Planner 
    • Kelsey Moore, Community Engagement Coordinator and Cas Casados, Transportation Programs Coordinator will also oversee the work activities of the intern(s)
  • How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Cas Casados at 

About Us

The City of Eugene Transportation Planning Team is part of the Public Works Engineering Department. We work with community stakeholders and agency partners to design transportation projects, develop and implement short and long-range plans, and obtain funding to plan and build street improvements that lead to a complete transportation system.  

Our team creates designs to complete our transportation system, ensuring Eugene’s streets and paths are accessible for all community members regardless of age or ability. The projects we implement focus on making streets safe and reliable for all people—whether they’re walking, biking, rolling, busing, or driving.

We also offer resources for commute planning—to work, the grocery store, or around town. We create and distribute active transportation materials and maps, and host events and programming aimed at decreasing drive-alone trips and encouraging walking, biking, bus transit, bike share, car share and carpooling. 

We support Eugene's transportation system and safety by: 

Active Transportation Communications Internship Description:

Internships are a learning experience. The site supervisor will work with the intern to develop learning goals related to their internship and meet at least weekly for supervision, mentoring, and instruction. The intern will also likely meet with two other senior team members regularly for project oversight. Preference will be given to those who can commit to the internship for Spring and Summer.

Intern responsibilities are focused on advancing knowledge and use of transportation options via communications and public involvement. Intern(s) will assist the City of Eugene Transportation Planning staff and will be asked to take on a variety of projects including, but not limited to, writing content for the InMotion e-newsletter and other communication channels, creating social media content for Instagram and Facebook, taking photos and creating graphics, and assisting with team reports and analytics tracking. The position will also assist with community outreach and communications around capital construction projects (street design projects), e-mobility devices (including the launch of the City’s forthcoming e-scooter pilot), and active transportation options promotion and programming.

Intern(s) may be asked to draft letters of support for grant applications, including the Federal BUILD grant which, if awarded, would fund the first phase of construction for the multi-million dollar Franklin Blvd Transformation project. They may also be asked to assist with promotion for May is Bike Month and programmatic support for Eugene Open Streets. Generally speaking, the intern will work to build positive partnerships with a wide variety of people and organizations to advance the rapid adoption of sustainable transportation within a public agency context.

General knowledge and skills required

Must have personal or professional experience with active transportation (walk, bike, roll, bus); sincerely enjoy communicating with people; and have social media experience (whether personal, volunteer or professional). Must have a genuine and demonstrated interest in the Eugene community and transportation equity.  

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, and/or Skills In: 

  • Event planning 
  • Program coordination 
  • Advanced writing, social media tracking analytics and current best practices  
  • Photography 
  • Website management 
  • E-newsletters 
  • Public involvement 
  • Community organizing 
  • GIS 
  • Familiarity with, or ability to learn: Canva, MailChimp, and Outlook 
  • Personal experience with active transportation (walk, bike, roll, bus)  

Successful Traits: 

  • Flexibility in tasks and priorities 
  • Enjoys communicating with people 
  • Finds social media management to be fun 
  • Comfortable with juggling multiple projects 
  • Willingness to ask questions and communicate often 
  • Ability to research issues and suggests solutions 
  • Works with a variety of supervisors and supervision styles 
  • Ability to connect to and communicate with a variety of stakeholders