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Position Summary

The MassDOT Rail and Transit Division oversees the Commonwealth's 15 Regional Transit Authorities, MassDOT's freight and passenger rail program and works closely with the MBTA. The Rail & Transit Intern will work the Manager of Transit Programs and the Transit Project Manager to support a variety of initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the analysis of transit project data, including ridership reports for intercity bus transportation, transportation services for seniors and persons with disabilities, commuter bus, and other modes.
  • Assisting with the update and maintenance of transit asset database of MassDOT funded vehicles awarded or leased to third parties.
  • Assisting with the monitoring certain transportation services through GPS location, Automatic Passenger Counters, and published schedules.
  • Supporting staff in preparing and running meetings for the Regional Transit Task Force.
  • Assisting in gathering and analyzing data for Regional Transit Agency performance measures.
  • Monitoring and handling email correspondence for the rural transportation technical assistance program.
  • Draft materials and communications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills are essential.
  • Graduate students enrolled in a related programs such as Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Environmental Studies, Geography, or Public Policy.
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS and other planning and transportation analytical tools is strongly preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office with strong skills using Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

About MassDOT:

The 4,000+ employees of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth. Information about MassDOT’s inclusive culture and career opportunities can be found at

MassDOT’s divisions include: Highway, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics, and Rail & Transit. Headquarters (Planning & Enterprise Services) provides business and administrative support and policy leadership for each of the four (4) divisions.


Minimum Entrance Requirements:

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. 

Please provide a complete, accurate and current resume / application for MassDOT to review in order to determine if your submitted materials meet the minimum entrance requirements for the position.

Must be enrolled in a full time bachelor's or graduate program for Fall 2024.

·  For questions regarding the job posting, email

·  For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722.

·  For a disability‐related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call Derrick Mann, Diversity Officer – 857-368-8596.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements.  We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.