Summer 2023- Stations & Facilities Development Intern - 90282916 - Philadelphia

Date: Mar 8, 2023

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.


Are you looking to combine your interests in civil engineering, transportation planning, architecture and design?  Do you want to leave your internship having made a positive impact on a station or a community?  

As a Stations and Facilities Development Intern at Amtrak, you will learn the foundational principles in station planning, design, signage and facilities management and make a tangible impact on a wide range of complex, transformational projects passenger rail stations and railroads facilities across the country.  You will work under close supervision of the Stations and Facilities Development team and in collaboration with all levels of stakeholders: from department leaders, to project/program managers, functional leads and external partners, including city managers, city engineers and/or planning director and property owners.  Individuals in this role use a variety of technical and analytical skills to support a variety of assigned projects, including:

  • Support project performance reporting
  • Support and develop project scopes of work and project definitions. 
  • Support facility development and management activities that may include assessment, procurement, construction, and closeout inspections.
  • Work with project team members and subject matter experts to coordinate logistics for assigned projects on to make a tangible impact.



  • Support project teams with project status reporting, documentation, controls and other processes to ensure compliance with audit requirements, department procedures and enterprise standards.
  • Support the Facilities Development Managers with initiation and funding of eligible internal projects.
  • Support the Facilities Development Managers with project invoicing and project performance monitoring.
  • Support on-going Customer Now facility management efforts and signage task order projects to include data collection, station auditing, validation of audits and status reporting.
  • Support third-party station development efforts to include on-site scoping, station planning, plan review and concept development.
  • Support the Design Guidelines manual update.
  • Support third-party facility projects beneficial to Amtrak by assisting with program development, site review, grant application assistance and station planning.
  • Support Facilities Development Managers with facilities management projects.
  • Researches industry best practices and investigates facility deficiency cases.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Support department goals of ensuring all aspects of the physical plant meet or exceeds current standards.



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Architecture, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, Planning, or Facilities Management.  
  • Must have at least 1 years of academic undergraduate studies completed or sophomore status at minimum
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher 



  • Relevant work experience
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Familiar with database structures
  • Effective writing and communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Effective interpersonal communications skills
  • Microsoft Office Experience
  • Experience using AutoCAD or similar drafting program


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.

Requisition ID:157844
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
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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