The Planning Intern will help the Planning team develop materials for the next service change, work on a Title VI analysis for potential future service changes, and assist with mapping and signage projects.  

Education Requirements

A minimum of one year of college, preferably in planning, geography, engineering, or a related field is required. 

Experience Requirements

  • Must hold a valid State of Illinois Driver’s License.  
  • Competency in Microsoft Office programs, basic database programs, and ArcGIS software — classroom experience with Adobe Illustrator is preferred.  
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong research and analytical skills 
  • Motivated self-starter able to work independently 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment


  • Collecting and managing data for bus stop planning and sign replacement 
  • Creating a capital investment program for bus stops and bus stop amenities 
  • Assisting in the production of schedules, maps, and shelter boards 
  • Development of route maps for schedule book and school trips  
  • Preparation of maps and charts, using route and Census information, for Title VI compliance 

The list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.  The duties listed above 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 the position. 

Other Information

Additional Information: 

  • Applicant must pass a pre-employment background check, physical, and drug and alcohol testing. 

Physical Demands: 

  • The exertion level required for this position is generally considered light work. Physical requirements include stooping, bending, standing, squatting/crouching, pushing/pulling, and reaching above shoulders. While performing the duties of this job, employees are often required to sit, with regular periods of walking and standing; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; use vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally or a up to 10 lbs. of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. 

Work Environment: 

  • The work environment involves exposure to conditions generally found in an office setting within a shared workspace. The noise level is quiet to moderate. There are frequent interruptions to this position’s workflow with moderate foot traffic. There is an expectation to hold and attend meetings on a regular basis. 

WAGE: $12.33/hour

HOURS: 30 - 40 hours per week for the Summer of 2021

TO APPLY: Select "Apply Now" below to fill out the application. Attach a cover letter and resume. Closing date April 21, 2021 at 5:00p (CST)

As with all MTD positions, candidates for this position must pass a drug test. The MTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply for position at Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, 1101 East University Avenue in Urbana. For more information, contact Sasha at 217.384.8188.