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Job Description

PLANNING PRACTICEWe create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places. DESCRIPTIONMichael Baker International seeks a motivated Intern to join our growing Planning Group in Baltimore, Maryland.  We are looking for an energetic, talented, and technically oriented planner to support the completion of projects providing multimodal planning services, travel demand modeling, traffic studies, and technical analyses using big data sources.  The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide direct technical support to project managers on a wide range of planning projects.
  • Have ability to use ESRI products for GIS mapping.
  • Conduct research and prepare analytical reports.
  • Perform technical analyses utilizing database and spreadsheet software.
  • Develop clear and concise written plans, presentations, and reports.
  • Have ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and assess priorities as needed.
  • Look to constantly expand their technical and professional knowledge and experience.
  • Thrive in a team environment while also exercising independent initiative and judgment.
  • Possess familiarity with travel demand modeling software, i.e. TransCAD or CUBE/Voyager.
  • Possess outstanding organizational and technical writing ability, as well as excellent oral   communication skills.


  • Pursuing Bachelors or Masters’ degree in Planning, Engineering, Environmental, Geography or related fields
  • 2-3 years of college experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Experience with GIS and programming language (VB. and Python) preferred
  • Familiar w/ technical tools and software
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

The hourly range for this position is $15 - $30/hr. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.


Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. As a covered federal contractor, Michael Baker International is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, and its implementing guidelines. If the federal vaccine mandate is found to be valid and enforceable, this will include ensuring that all covered employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances where there is a legal entitlement to an accommodate.  In addition, you may be subject to current or future state or local COVID-19 vaccine mandates that could become a condition of your employment based upon your work location or involvement on a project.  Accordingly, Michael Baker encourages you to provide satisfactory proof that you are "fully vaccinated" for COVID-19 so as to ensure compliance with any potential applicable federal, state, or local laws.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.