Spring 2023-Engineering Project Delivery Intern - 90345270 - New York

Amtrak New York, New
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November 26, 2022
New York, New

Your success is a train ride away!

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.


Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.




The internship for project delivery is an exciting opportunity to gain knowledge of practices in construction and project management supporting Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and engineering team.  The intern will work collaboratively with Amtrak staff in the fields of engineering specifically project delivery and gain knowledge of the operation including but not limited to production and division maintenance.  The intern will have an opportunity to learn broadly about Amtrak's business practices while being charged with focused support to project reporting, field information gathering, administrative support, and engineering technical support with guidance and support from Amtrak senior staff.  


As part of the responsibilities to support Amtrak’s annual operating plan investments and support capital maintenance needs, the internship will focus on gaining railroad engineering knowledge to support project and construction management on America’s busiest passenger rail corridor as well as learn overall railroad knowledge within operations.   


The intern will make new contacts in the transportation industry and acquire skills and knowledge in initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and close out procedures.  The intern will also coordinate in-house construction efforts within Amtrak-owned and/or maintained right-of-way, including track, bridges, buildings, signals and communications and electric traction facilities. 



  • Maintains a teamwork environment within all peers as well as the engineering department’s internal customers.

  • Analyze challenges, problems, and process breakdowns to ensure that lessons learned are used to improve project management, construction management, and project delivery practices.



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.  

  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.

  • Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum.  

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. 



  • Willingness to learn and be in the field with an enthusiastic attitude.

  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal work hours including nights and weekends.



Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.


The hourly range is $17.50 per hour - $35.00 per hour. Pay is based on factors including school year,  program of study, etc.  In addition paid internships include Amtrak rail pass privileges as a part of the experience along with one (1) PTO day per academic year.


Requisition ID:151836

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Posting Location(s):New York

Job Family/Function:Engineering 

Relocation Offered:No 

Travel Requirements:None 

Recruiter Name:Gretchen DeJesus 

Recruiter Email:[email protected]


You power our progress through your performance.


We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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