Transportation Needs Survey Interns, Maricopa Department of Public Health

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is assisting in the collection of information from residents on their transportation needs. Interns will be surveying residents at various venues in rural Maricopa County in February and March, 2020. The information will be used in developing the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) 2040 Transportation System Plan (TSP), a master plan to guide transportation investment over the next two decades. 

Interns will:

  1. participate in training provided by MCDPH;
  2. receive and be responsible for using an iPad and returning it back in the same condition;
  3. assist residents in completing a simple survey;
  4. provide their own transportation;
  5. understand the scope of the MCDOT TSP and be able to explain it to others (MCDPH will provide training);
  6. communicate in Spanish and English;
  7. demonstrate organizational skills; and 
  8. work independently and responsibly with little supervision and report their hours. 

Note that there is not a set number of hours or length of time obligating interns. Interns can perform duties within their schedule or otherwise based on intern availability. As these surveys are to be collected in rural areas of Maricopa County, interns may be driving considerable distances. Mileage will be reimbursed and interns will receive a stipend for collecting surveys. 

Locations may include: 

  1. Buckeye Area (South of 10 between Johnson and Perryville)
  2. Gila Bend Area
  3. Glendale Area (Between Glendale, Northern, 83rd Ave, and 75th Ave)
  4. Sun City, Sun City West, and Wittman 
  5. Old US 80 Corridor
  6. Eagle Eye Rd Corridor 
  7. Whispering Ranch Area 

Reimbursement as follows:

  • Mileage Reimbursement = $0.575/mile @ 125 miles RT @ 15 trips (collecting 14 surveys per trip) = $1,078
  • Total Survey Reimbursement = $4/survey @ 210 surveys (assuming 14 surveys collected per trip) = $840

If interested please apply at the Maricopa County's Web Site :  make sure to identify Healthy Community Design and Active Living as interests.

For more information about these positions, contact 

Liza Oz-Golden, AICP 
Community Health Planner
Community Transformation Division
Office of Community Health Innovation,
Maricopa County Department of Public Health

 It may be possible to earn internship credit - If interested, contact Barbara Trapido-Lurie ( for details.

Job Location: 
Throughout Maricopa County (Driving in own vehicle)
Position Type: 
Part Time
Internship (Paid)