Transportation Department

Recruitment #2309-0231-002


The City of Tucson is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic intern who is interested in advancing Tucson's commitment to providing high quality mobility options for all.  This is an opportunity to work alongside planners and project managers on city-level mobility projects and initiatives.   


Successful candidates will have strong communication skills and be self-motivated.  This position is housed within the Department of Transportation & Mobility (DTM) and will last one year. 

General Description

Successful candidates will work part-time (up to 20 hours/week) for the Department of Transportation & Mobility (DTM) and provide support to initiatives City staff are engaged with.  These initiatives include, but are not limited to: 

  • Prop 407: Tucson Delivers Strong Connections projects 
  • Prop 411: Tucson Delivers Safe Streets projects 
  • Tucson Norte-Sur Phase II Project (equitable transit oriented development land use planning) 
  • Transit route planning and operational analysis efforts 
  • Mobility planning community engagement and outreach 
  • Shared micromobility 
  • Parklets and Streateries program  
  • Free bicycle rack distribution and installation 

Essential Functions

Over the course of the internship, the Intern will be expected to gain experience and support the city through the following functions as determined by the Intern’s assigned initiatives and their supervisor: 

  • Provide support to DTM’s Planning and Programming and the Transit Services Teams in planning and executing community engagement for capital improvement projects and planning initiatives, including: 

  • Preparing informational and survey materials 

  • Coordinating logistics for events 

  • Attending and engaging with the public at events 

  • Conducting interviews and intercept surveys 

  • Post-event data entry and analysis 

  • Develop and disseminate content for website, social media, and newsletters 

  • Communicate with the public as a representative of the department in-person, via email, in meetings, and over the phone 

  • Work independently, with little direction; can change direction and priorities quickly; and is flexible and adaptable 

  • Uses Microsoft Office products with proficiency such as: Word, Excel and PowerPoint 

  • Other tasks as needed, which may include: 

  • Research and analysis 

  • Technical writing 

  • Plan development 

  • Support to other areas of the department needing immediate short-term assistance 

Minimum Qualifications

Enrolled in or has completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Planning, Public Administration, Public Health or related field. 

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with community engagement, planning, or project management 

Experience with:  

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) tools like ArcGIS, StoryMaps, ArcGIS Hub 

  • Web design 

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 

  • Analyzing and mapping Census and other government data 

  • Data visualization and analysis tools  

Selection Plan

You are highly encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.

PLEASE NOTE: Resumes AND Cover Letters must be uploaded as a PDF or Word document to be considered. Failure to upload your Resume AND Cover Letter will be considered an incomplete application.

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter under the "Resume" tab or email to Resumes will be reviewed and scored. Please ensure your application contains the required resume and cover letter prior to submission. Applications received without a resume will be considered incomplete. 

Oral Board Interviews will be held: Thursday, October 5, 2023

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please email least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.