Internship – Engineering Chicago Bikeways

Help design Chicago’s bike lanes! The City of Chicago will be establishing approximately 20 miles of new bike lanes and 10 miles of new marked shared lanes over the next two years. Help design these bikeways and upgrade existing ones. Work will be carried out at the Chicago Department of Transportation’s downtown offices and in the field throughout Chicago.

STARTING SALARY: $10.00 – $14.00/hour contingent on level of education.

TASKS: Preparing pavement marking plans using CADD software; conducting detailed field surveys to collect geometric, traffic, parking, and land use data needed for bikeway designs; identifying required upgrades to existing bikeways; assisting with the development of state and federal reports; developing plan sets and work orders; assisting the bikeways team with other tasks.


  • Enrolled in an accredited engineering- or transportation-related program.
  • Enthusiasm and initiative to improve bicycling conditions in Chicago.
  • Experience with CADD software (MicroStation or equivalent).
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and cooperatively.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Comfortable, able, and willing to bicycle on Chicago streets.
  • Able to provide own bicycle, helmet, and lock.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Exposure to ArcGIS a plus.
  • Year-round availability preferred.

HOURS & TERM: Starting: December 2010
Part-time employment during school semester, possible full-time employment over winter/spring/summer breaks.
INTERESTED? E-mail a resume with cover letter to David Gleason, the consultant to the Chicago Department of Transportation on this project, ( by Monday, November 29, 2010. We thank all applicants. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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