Research Internship


Technology is changing transportation. Trillium is a firm in Portland that is working to realize Mobility as a Service (MaaS) with technology and standardized datasets. This internship provides a front-row seat in international data standards and emerging practices in planning and traveler information tools.

About the Internship

This internship will provide opportunities to hone your skills in surveying industry practices, analysis, graphic design and presentation, and writing. Project participation will be tailored to the selected applicant’s skills and interests.

We anticipate that the selected intern will work directly with Trillium’s Principal, Aaron Antrim, on the following:

  • Supporting projects in Vermont, Atlanta, and Oregon to repurpose customer-facing transit network data (GTFS) and customer behavior data for planning.
  • Supporting an emerging global transport data consortium to understand transport service parameters (i.e. short-term service changes, accessibility attributes, and demand-responsive transit services around the world) and describe them with standardized data.
  • Researching new technologies and help transit agencies navigate choices and make smart procurement decisions.
  • working on articles for


The ideal candidate will possess and demonstrate all of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Enrollment or recent graduation from a graduate program in Transportation, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Information Technology or a relevant field
  • High-quality writing
  • Research experience
  • Mastery using modern web-based software and systems
  • Experience with basic office software
  • A discerning eye for details and a commitment to high-quality work products
  • An interest in public transportation

In addition, the ideal candidate will also possess some or all of the following:

  • Two or more years of work experience in a professional environment
  • Basic experience with software development or machine-readable data formats

Trillium values diversity and welcomes applications regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, age, disability or veteran status. If you are excited about this position and believe you could contribute to these projects but lack some of the above qualifications, please feel free to apply anyway.


This position is paid at a rate of $18-$24 per hour, depending on educational attainment and professional experience. Anticipated hours are between 10-20 per week with substantial flexibility to accommodate the candidate’s scheduling needs. While the position requirements are designed to work for someone currently enrolled in university or college classes, we are open to expanding the position to more hours for the right candidate.

To apply / Questions

Email with attached files of the following:

  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • Professional resume (1-2 pages)
  • Writing sample and/or other work sample (under 6 pages preferred)

Writing and work samples may be from your professional career, graduate school curriculum, or volunteer experience.

Deadline: May 14, 2018

Contact: Taylor Bailey, [email protected]