Transportation Planning Intern

Henry County
McDonough, Georgia

The Henry County Department of Transportation Planning is looking for a summer intern to work on several transportation planning projects. This is a part-time, temporary, paid internship, with no benefits. This internship will be for a maximum of 200 hours between July 1 and September 1, 2022. The intern will be required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Henry County is presently updating its transportation plan. This plan update is expected to be completed by June 30, 2022. Upon completion of this plan update, the intern will undertake one, two, or all three of the following projects, as time permits, between July 1 and September 1, 2022:

  1. Create a database of all the transportation projects that will be recommended in the Henry County Transportation Plan: 2022 Update. Create a one-page profile including a map of each road project.
  2. Create an interactive website road map of Henry County. Show on this map all the transportation projects that will be recommended in the Henry County Transportation Plan: 2022 Update. Users be able to click on individual projects on this map which will open one-page profiles of the projects created in project #1.
  3. Create a 34” X 44” (size ANSI E) wall map in ArcGIS showing all the short-term, mid-term, and long-term projects recommended in the Henry County Transportation Plan: 2022 Update. Convert the map to PDF to be printed for display and posted on the county website.

A transportation plan usually tends to be a rather thick document with a lot of text, data, graphs, and maps. While all this information is very useful, citizens often do not find a plan document very reader friendly. The intern will play an important role by undertaking projects that are aimed at making the information contained in Henry County’s next transportation plan easier for our county’s citizens to understand and access. With a one-page information sheet on every planned transportation project, a wall map summarizing an entire plan document, and a website map of transportation projects, the intern will greatly assist our citizens and, thus, make the transportation plan a more useful tool for implementation.

Job Requirements

Intern must be:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate/graduate student or a recent college graduate within the past one year, OR
  • High school student 16 years of age or older who is dually enrolled in a college or university

Minimum Qualifications

  • Expertise in a database software such as Microsoft Access and a mapping software such as ArcGIS is required.
  • Knowledge of website map creation is needed.

Salary & Benefits
$20 per hour; no benefits

How to Apply
Email resume to Sam Baker, Director of Transportation Planning.