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Jacobs Traffic Safety Intern (Summer 2020) in Chicago, Illinois

Traffic Safety Intern (Summer 2020)


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

Internship positions at Jacobs provide college students an opportunity to gain real-world experience in their specific area of study. Interns will work alongside

world-class professionals in a fast-paced, professional setting which provides interns invaluable experiences applying the knowledge and skills learned through education in a business environment.

  • Perform a broad variety of highway traffic safety analyses including network screening, predictive crash analysis, geospatial analysis, road safety assessment, and more.

  • Assist with the development of technical documentation, reports, and presentation materials.

  • Implement practices outlined in the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual.

  • Assist with highway traffic safety research projects and analyses.

  • Assist with the development of highway traffic safety analysis tools using Microsoft Excel (VBA) and Python.

  • Use computer-assisted engineering software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.

  • Provide support to engineering and project management staff members as needed.


  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in at least their junior year within a Civil Engineering curriculum.

  • At least a 3.0 GPA is required

  • Ability to self-motivate and work productively without supervision is required.

  • Working knowledge of Word and Excel is required

  • Previous safety, traffic, or design intern experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, ArcGIS, Python, and VBA are preferred.

  • Strong analytical, conceptual, communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of personnel and management.

  • Ability to work and thrive in a team environment.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Ability to self-motivate and work productively without supervision.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

Job Civil/Structural

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Chicago-US IL Chicago - Civil - Chicago

Job Type Internship

Req ID: BI 0008ZE