Internships

PLANNING | POLICY AND PROGRAMMING | MODELING/TECHNOLOGY, DATA, AND ANALYSIS
CAPITAL PROJECTS | FINANCE INTERN (FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION)
ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN (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., Muni, MTC, etc.) to implement, fund 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:

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PLANNING INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

We are currently accepting applications for our Planning Division internship program. Please submit your application by July 10, 2014 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 16, maximum 40) and resume via email (jobs@sfcta.org), fax (415.522.4829), or mail:

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

The Authority's Planning Division leads a wide variety of innovative transportation planning studies and policy analyses. The Planning staff is currently working on several on-going initiatives including the development of the Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit project and the Treasure Island Transportation Implementation Plan. Our work program also includes projects that study the future use of the transit and freeway networks in San Francisco as they relate to growth in the city, and projects that advance transportation demand management, policy and funding development.

Sorry, but we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship for internship positions.

Key Details

Employee Type: Intern/Temporary Employee
Reports to: Transportation Planner
Availability: Candidates may be considered for full- and/or part-time internships. Interns should be available to work at least 16 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12 week period of time.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong interest in urban transportation planning is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Proficiency with ArcGIS, database management, graphic design software, statistical analysis, and/or web page design is desired.

Skills and Abilities:

Standard transportation planning principles, methods, and processes; basic research methods, survey design, and database management techniques; ability to interpret data using appropriate planning methods and statistical techniques; familiarity with land use planning methods; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to prepare and present written reports and recommendations.

Additional relevant skills and abilities are also encouraged. These include experience with travel demand modeling, traffic modeling, project funding, and/or civil engineering.

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).

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: $20–$25/hr, D.O.E.

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POLICY AND PROGRAMMING INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Thank you to all who applied for our Policy and Programming intern position, this position is now closed. Please check back periodically, as we will be posting again for Fall 2014.

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MODELING / TECHNOLOGY, DATA, AND ANALYSIS INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

We are currently accepting applications for our Technology, Data, and Analysis Division internship program. There are two positions open. Please submit your application by Monday, August 25, 2014 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 16, maximum 40) and resume via email (jobs@sfcta.org), fax (415.522.4829), or mail:

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

Please indicate the section (Technology, Data, and Analysis) you are applying for. Sorry, but we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship for internship positions.

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 16 hours per week 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, and statistical analysis is desired.

Skills and Abilities:

Standard transportation planning principles, methods and processes; basic research methods, survey design, and database management techniques; ability to interpret data using appropriate planning methods and statistical techniques; familiarity with land use planning methods; strong written and oral skills; ability to prepare and present written reports and recommendations. 

Special skills for each group vary.  Familiarity with travel demand modeling or GIS, project funding, or civil engineering are preferred for the Technology, Programming or Capital Projects groups respectively.  

Training and Experience:

Prospective graduate interns should have completed at least one semester in a relevant graduate level discipline (e.g. transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering).

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: $20–$25/hr, D.O.E.

 

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FINANCE INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Thank you to all who applied for our Finance intern position, this position is now closed. Please check back periodically, as we will be posting again for Fall 2014.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Thank you to all who applied for our Administrative intern position, we are no longer accepting applications. Please check back periodically for updates about this position.

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CAPITAL PROJECTS INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Thank you to all who applied for our Capital Projects intern position, this position is now closed. Please check back periodically, as we will be posting again for Fall 2014.