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Capital Resource Coordination Extern - 90365247 - Washington

Date: Oct 23, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001 

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 successful candidate will support Amtrak’s Implementation Planning and Resource Coordination initiative in coordinating outages that support both capital and maintenance work, throughout the Amtrak system.  The intern will assist the Team in engaging stakeholders throughout the outage planning process, learn the end-to-end outage planning cycle, and assist in gathering lessons-learned to identify opportunities for improvement, while learning industry-related technical, organizational, and communication skills.



  • Participate in coordination meetings and workshops with Amtrak management and subject matter experts in Engineering, Transportation, Major Program Delivery, and Strategy & Planning
  • Meet with the Implementation Planning Team to develop our future project list and provide early warning of potential conflicts.
  • Create materials (memos, presentations, meeting minutes) for Amtrak senior leadership that explain key concepts and proposed approaches and how they align with industry best practices.



  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or MBA degree with a focus in Engineering, Project Management, Planning, or a related discipline from an accredited institution within the last 3 years.
  • 6 months of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • High initiative with the ability to multi-task and deliver results in a team and/or autonomous setting.
  • Proficiency with databases and search engines, Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong presentation skills, including written and oral and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport within all levels of the organization and communicate effectively with all levels.
  • Excellent communication and time-management skills,
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)



  • Project management and planning experience
  • Railroad, transportation, construction, and/or process engineering experience
  • Experience with Visio, AutoCAD, Bluebeam preferred


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

The hourly range is $28.00 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:160189
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
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.