Summer 2024- Production Construction Intern - 90370240 - Groton

Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: Groton, CT, US, 06340

Company: Amtrak

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.


As an Intern within the IMCS Production group, the individual will be responsible for assisting in the management and oversight of internal Amtrak Capital construction projects within the New England Division. This position will have duties in both the office and field environment. The individual will work under close supervision of Production managers and in collaboration with all levels of stakeholders. Individuals in this role use engineering & construction management knowledge as well as analytical skills to support assigned projects, including but not limited to:


  • Critical Path Project schedule development
  • Support project production reporting
  • Analyze production unit efficiencies and delays
  • Monitors and journals in field modifications for as built drawings
  • Work with production team members and subject matter experts to develop project execution plans



  • Collect, consolidate, and review project performance data from field personnel 
  • Support project teams with production reporting, weekly look ahead development, delay reporting, summary of data analysis and other processes to ensure compliance with department procedures and standards 
  • Assist in development and review of project critical path scheduling and project execution plan
  • Assist in the development of Site Specific Safety Work Plan (SSSWP) to ensure safety of the job
  • Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with all of Amtrak’s safety rules, policies, and procedures.



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Mgmt.
  • 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



  • Relevant work experience (e.g., internships, summer positions, school jobs) 
  • 2 years of academic ungraduated studies completed or a junior status
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Must have the ability to coordinate efforts with other technical disciplines 
  • Strong Safety Focus
  • Demonstrated experience in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project) sufficient to prepare effective business analyses, production logs and presentations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Must have excellent oral and written 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.


Please be advised that the Summer 2024 internship program will run from May 20th - August 9th.

Requisition ID:160578
Posting Location(s):Connecticut
Job Family/Function:Engineering; Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:0 - 5% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

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.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

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.