Internships

PLANNING | POLICY AND PROGRAMMING | MODELING/TECHNOLOGY, DATA, AND ANALYSIS
CAPITAL PROJECTS | FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Join the team of an innovative and dynamic transportation agency! The San Francisco County Transportation Authority has graduate intern positions for students who are self-motivated, detail-oriented, and excited about making a meaningful contribution to San Francisco's transportation system.

Transportation Authority staff are an energetic and experienced group of planners and engineers working in partnership with local and regional agencies (e.g., the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, etc.) to plan, fund, deliver, and evaluate a wide variety of projects and policies. We also develop and operate an activity-based travel demand model for a wide range of uses, including demand forecasting and policy scenario testing.

Due to the size of our agency and our dedication to learning from each other, interns will have the opportunity to interact with professionals at all levels within the Transportation Authority, from your peers to the senior managers. Transportation Authority staff will work with each intern to develop a program that is tailored to his/her individual strengths and interests, as well as the current needs of our teams.

Internships are paid and can be combined with general research opportunities or research towards a thesis.  Past interns have participated in a variety of projects, including:


PLANNING INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

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MODELING / TECHNOLOGY, DATA, AND ANALYSIS INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

We are currently accepting applications for our Technology, Data, and Analysis (TDA) Division internship program. Please submit your application by Friday, December 30, 2016 for assured consideration. Submit a cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, the earliest date you could start, and the number of hours a week you are available—minimum 20, maximum 40) and resume via email jobs@sfcta.org, fax 415.522.4829, or mail:

San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Attn: Human Resources (TDA Internship)
1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Indicate the section (Technology, Data, and Analysis) you are applying for.

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Key Details

Employee Type: Intern/Temporary Employee
Reports to: Deputy Director for Technology, Data, and Analysis
Availability: Interns should be available to work at least 30 hours per week (maximum 40) during regular business hours, for at least a 12-week period of time. (Full time is also possible).

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong interest in travel forecasting and urban transportation planning is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Proficiency with ArcGIS, database management, statistical analysis, and/or the Drupal content management system for web sites is desired.

Skills and Abilities:

Applicant must be willing to propose and carry out an initiative with a minimal guidance; and work on a wide range of tasks-from planning and policy work to grants management to project monitoring and oversight to public outreach. Other desirable skills and abilities include: standard transportation planning principles, methods, and processes; familiarity with project delivery methods and processes; basic research methods; strong written and oral skills; ability to prepare and present written reports and recommendations; and strong analytical abilities with Microsoft Excel, including comfort working with large data sets.

Training and Experience:

Prospective interns should have completed at least one semester in a relevant graduate level discipline (e.g. transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering, public policy).  Preference will be given to applicants with related work experience in transportation planning, policy, grants management, construction management, and/or direct experience working with public officials and agency staff.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment are characteristic of modern office work and include moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic), and are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Travel may be required on occasion.
Compensation Range: $22–$28/hr, D.O.E.


CAPITAL PROJECTS INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

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FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

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