Spring/Summer 2023- Pipe & Wire Co-op - 90282908 - Philadelphia

Date: Nov 14, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19104

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.


The intern will be dedicated to the Pipe & Wire Business Line under the supervision of the Senior Real Estate Development Manager responsible for Pipe & Wire Occupancies.   The Pipe & Wire Business Line reviews project proposals from third parties for compliance with Amtrak’s specification and then negotiates, drafts, manages and enforces revenue generating agreements that enable third parties, primarily utilities to install, operate and maintain their facilities on Amtrak’s ROW.  Third parties are typically in the gas, water, sewer, fiber optic cable, or electric transmission industry.  The intern will review new project proposals for completeness and process for internal review requiring coordination with several departments at Amtrak including Engineering, Environmental, Transportation, and others.  This department maximizes the value of Amtrak’s real estate while minimizing potential risk to the company.



  • Research, process, and provide Amtrak valuation maps to third parties to assist them in preparing a complete application for occupancy.
  • Conducts real estate related research through assistance from others in the department or personally.
  • Processes, manages, and enforces procedures regarding compliance with Amtrak standards.
  • Assist in performing reviews and other analyses of project proposals for completeness and approvability.
  • Provides reporting and statistical analysis to assist with daily operations.



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must be actively pursuing a degree in Real Estate, Legal Studies, Industrial Engineering, or Civil Engineering.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office software suite, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • 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



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • High attention to detail and organizational aptitude


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


The hourly range is $19.50 per hour – $22.10 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:156025
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their 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.

In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for 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.

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