Internship - Project Management Office

Job ID
Intern (Part Time)
Starting Pay Range
$12.50 per hour

Basic Purpose

The Project Management Internship is designed to provide introduction to various aspects of project development in the public transportation industry. The position will perform pre-entry level professional work including supporting design and construction activities for bus capital projects including Pinellas County’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. 


This internship will last approximately 50 weeks and pay $12.50 per hour, for up to a maximum of 29 hours per week. This internship is part-time and temporary (commitment to work up to 20 hours per week during the school year) for up to 12 months.  Schedules are flexible to accommodate full-time course load.  Additional hours per week may be available during the summer months.  This internship is part-time temporary, and not eligible for benefits.

Essential Functions

Under the direction of our Civil Engineer, this Intern will:


Assist in activities within the project management office including project initiation, engineering, construction;


Provide technical assistance with bus capital and technology projects including review of design documents, preparation of cost estimates, establishment of design standards, maintaining project records, field inspection of contract work etc.;


Provide technical assistance with plan review of public and private projects related to impacts on public transit assets;


Assist in preparation of short-term special studies;


Perform public transportation-related research, including site visits/field work;


Assist in preparation of maps, graphics and other materials for meetings, reports, etc.;


Perform peer city research on various public transportation issues;


Assist in collecting, collating and disseminating data;


Participate in public meetings on public transportation programs and related issues;


Work with PSTA and consultants/contractors on public transportation capital projects;


Coordinate activities with other internal divisions;


Participate in agency meetings with FDOT, regional stakeholders, and other agencies;


Independently work on assigned task and projects;


Gain an understanding of public transit's role in Pinellas County, Tampa Bay, and the region;


Perform other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.


Learning Objectives:


Project development process in a public transportation agency


Project Management principles including project initiation, design and construction processes


Budget forecasting and monitoring


Familiarity with community and stakeholder engagement process


Conducting studies and research.  


Project coordination in a multi-disciplinary team environment.


Analyzing, evaluating, and identifying complex planning, design, construction issues.

Minimum Qualifications

Current or recently graduated college student (within previous 12 months) with completed coursework in Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Construction Management, or a related field. Students currently enrolled or recently graduated from a Graduate Degree program preferred.  Must have current, valid FL Driver's License, with good driving record.


Knowledge of: 


Principles and practices related to: Transit or transportation planning, design, and/or construction. 


Report preparation methods. 


Customer service principles.


Skill in:


Conducting studies and research. 


Statistical analysis. 


Preparing a variety of business correspondence and reports. 


Providing customer service.


Using a computer and related software applications.


Analyzing, evaluating, and identifying complex planning, design, construction and/or communication issues.


Coordinating activities between multiple departments.


Communicating in order to interact with coworkers, supervisor, partner agency staff and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) required.


Knowledge of Microsoft Project or GIS and/or script/macros programming preferred.



PSTA offers great training and career development opportunities.  Learn more here: PSTA Professional Development


PSTA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, or other protected status, as established by Federal or State laws.


PSTA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the application or interview process, please call Human Resources at 727-540-1854.


PSTA is a Drug-Free Workplace.


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