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North Central Texas Council of Governments


Transit-Oriented Development Intern – Sustainable Development


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Job Location

616 Six Flags Drive ARLINGTON, Texas

Tracking Code

1414 - 153

Position Type


Posted Date


The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking an Intern in the Transit-Oriented Development program to assist with city and regional planning, parking policy, transit-oriented development planning, research, and/or bicycle/pedestrian projects. This position will provide valuable experience in planning for livability and multimodal transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for another Intern position or any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing related experience, as well as a current resume. 

Ideal candidates should be able to work at least 20 hours a week while attending school. 

NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career. All qualified veterans are invited to apply. 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting with the collection, processing, and analysis of land-use, transportation, and demographic data
  • Counting parking utilization and observations through site visits
  • Assisting with creating and editing maps, and processing of spatial and tabular data utilizing Geographic Information Systems (ESRI ArcGIS)
  • Compiling, summarizing, and writing reports for studies
  • Preparing public outreach and education materials
  • Drafting presentations
  • Serving as a representative of NCTCOG’s goals and mission

Required Skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Microsoft programs
  • Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (ESRI ArcGIS)
  • Familiarity with publicly available data sources such as U.S. Census
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently, in a team environment, and in time-sensitive situations

Required Experience

  • Must be attending an accredited college or university during employment. Pursuit of a degree in a related field desired.
  • No work experience required, at least one year of school-related experience desired


  • Minimum of $15.00 per hour

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise. 

The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility, and innovation. 


NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG. 

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.

Level of Education

High School/Equivalent

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employment actions, including but not limited to  recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, and compensation  without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected class.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need an accommodation in order to apply for a position with NCTCOG, please contact Human Resources by calling 817-695-9234 or by email at

This position is located at 616 Six Flags Drive, ARLINGTON, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.