Intern II - Traffic

$14.39 - $17.57 hourly
  • City of Corona
  • Corona, CA, USA
  • Aug 01, 2021
Part Time Paid Intern Civil Engineering (general) Transportation Engineering

Internship Description


The Traffic Engineering Division of the Public Works Department is seeking creative, highly talented and motivated Civil/Transportation Interns. The internship will provide university students with hands-on experience and on-the-job training through a paid internship related to their academic field of study. It is also an opportunity for students to learn about the transportation industry while applying classroom theories and concepts to "real-world" work situations at one of the Inland Empire's best cities.
Candidates will work under supervision of a Senior Engineer in Traffic and mentor within the occupation and skill area that directly relates to their civil engineering degree. Candidates will assist Traffic Engineering in the preparation of traffic engineering designs and plans using computer assisted design software and equipment.

We offer a casual and energetic business environment. This position offers the applicant growth opportunities with exposure to transportation planning, engineering, analysis, field review, and design. The work days are Monday thru Friday and work hours 7am to 5pm are flexible with school schedule and may be modified every quarter. We would like a minimum of 16-hours per week commitment. This job requires both field and office work and does require minimal heavy lifting/labor. This internship is year-round.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.

  1. Assist staff in preparing designs and performing plan checking of traffic control, traffic signals, signing and striping plans and exhibits.
  2. Perform standard transportation engineering calculations, computations and analysis such as traffic studies.
  3. Update and maintain various databases and logs.
  4. Understand and interpret construction drawings.
  5. Scan, copy, print, and transmit working drawings of current projects.
  6. Efficiently utilize time in executing assigned tasks neatly and accurately.
  7. Effectively communicate and coordinate with internal engineering team members.
  8. Obtain and assemble data to complete engineering designs, visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary.
  9. Assist in the preparation of presentation drawings, design analysis, cost estimates, construction specifications, and various studies and reports.
  10. Participate in the review of product or shop drawing submittals during the construction phase.
  11. Performs other duties assigned.



Minimum Requirements:
Officially be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning in an undergraduate program, and are expected to graduate no earlier than June 2023.

  • Experience with MS Office suite of tools (e.g.MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel, MS Access)
  • Experience with ArcMap GIS is a plus
  • Ability to organize and maintain project files.
  • Ability to participate in the engineering design process and develop alternative solutions and presentation graphics used to communicate concepts.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; must also be well organized.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD is desirable



The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands 

While performing the duties of this class, employees are frequently required to sit, stand and walk; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Employees occasionally lift and move records and documents weighing up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with City managers, staff, vendors, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employees work under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet. In certain assignments, the work environment is moderately noisy.