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 Friday, November 7, 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) 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

When applying, make sure to Indicate the section (Planning) you are applying for. Sorry, but we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship for internship positions.

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.

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 30 hours per week (maximum 40) 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 the Drupal content management system for web sites 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

The Transportation Authority’s Policy and Programming Division leads the strategic planning and policy analysis associated with administration and oversight of the 30-year Prop K Expenditure Plan and multiple other funding programs. This includes programming and allocating funds to several different types of transportation projects (e.g. bicycle projects, BRT projects, pedestrian projects) and providing oversight on project implementation. The Policy and Programming Division also administers the Transportation Fund for Clean Air, Prop AA Vehicle Registration Fee, and several federal transportation funding programs. This administration includes the oversight and development of the MyStreetSF website, where the public can see their sales tax dollars at work, and the Prop K Portal, which serves as a web-based grant information interface for grant recipients. The Division also leads interaction with the Transportation Authority Board commissioners and elected officials and participates in developing and analyzing local, state, and federal transportation policy.

We are currently accepting applications for our Policy and Programming internship program. Please submit your application by Friday, November 7, 2014 for assured consideration. Interested persons should send a cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, plus earliest date you could start and number of hours a week you are available) and resume via email (jobs@sfcta.org) fax (415.522.4829) or mail to:

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

Please indicate the section (Policy and Programming) 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:

Principal or Senior Transportation Planner for Policy and Programming

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. Preference will be given to applicants who are available full time (40 hours per week) for at least 6 months. Please note availability in cover letter.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong interest in urban transportation planning and strategic planning and funding is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Proficiency with ArcGIS, Google Earth, database management, graphic design software, statistical analysis, and/or the Drupal content management system for web sites is desired. Preference will be given to applicants with (or pursuing) an advanced degree in urban planning, transportation, or public policy and with related work experience.    

Skills and Abilities:

Applicant must be detail-oriented and able to work independently 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 construction 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 with working on 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: $20–$25/hr, D.O.E.

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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. Please submit your application by Friday, November 7, 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) 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

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 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:

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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CAPITAL PROJECTS INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

(Deadline extended to Friday, December 12, 2014)

Capital Projects Division interns perform tasks and assist in the area of project development, project delivery, project management, and engineering. Under the general supervision of the Senior Engineer, interns assist with the duties and responsibilities listed below, which are characteristic of the range of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position, and are not intended to be a comprehensive listing. Internships are paid and can be combined with general research opportunities or research towards a thesis.

We are currently accepting applications for an internship with our Capital Projects department. Please submit your application by Friday, November 7, 2014 for assured consideration. Interested persons should send a cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, the earliest date you can start, and the number of hours a week you are available. Include your résumé and send it via email (jobs@sfcta.org) fax (415.522.4829) or mail to:

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

Please indicate the section (Capital Projects) 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 Capital Projects, with day-to-day supervision by the Principal Engineer and Senior Engineer, Capital Projects Division.

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 preferred).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Aid the Capital Projects team in providing project delivery support for and oversight of the project sponsors. Project sponsors are partners or grantees responsible for implementing large capital projects and select programs within the Authority's Program of Projects. Project delivery support includes, but not limited to:
    • Develop cost estimate
    • Conduct cost comparison
    • Analyze project cost
    • Update project schedule
  • Aid the Capital Projects team in providing technical input on capital projects to support development and updates of the Countywide Transportation Plan, other Authority and Outside Agency Studies and programming.
  • Assists the Capital Projects team in managing other capital project studies.
  • Assists the Capital Projects team in developing meeting agendas and generating meeting minutes.
  • Assist other sections, such as the planning and modeling team in providing project development support and analysis. 
  • Assist in preparing materials for presentations and meetings
  • Assist in the development of Request for Information (RFI), Request for Qualification (RFQ), and Request for Proposal (RFP).
  • Assist in the development of Project Management Information System.
  • Performs related duties as required and assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, training and experience required of this job. The individual must also have a strong interest in transportation and project management.     

Knowledge:

Basic principles, practices, phase and techniques of project and program management, especially for the planning, design, and construction of capital transportation infrastructure projects. These may include: cost estimating, scheduling, value engineering, and risk management techniques; transportation engineering and planning principles and methods; project data and process management techniques. Also, proficient knowledge of standard spreadsheet, word processing, and Internet software. Familiarity with standard database, scheduling, geographic information systems (GIS), and computer aided design (CAD) software.

Skills and Abilities:

Ability to assist with implementation of cost effective project delivery; familiarity with project scheduling applications; ability to collect and generate data pertaining to capital planning issues using appropriate methods and statistical techniques; assist to summarize and present data and prepare written reports and recommendations; and write clearly and concisely; ability to perform the above independently. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Project, and AutoCAD is desired.

Training and Experience:

Completion of at least a bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline such as civil or transportation engineering. An Engineer in Training Certification is desirable.

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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ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

We are now accepting applications for an Administrative Intern with our Finance and Administration department. Please submit your application by Friday, November 7, 2014  for assured consideration.  Interested persons should send a cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, the earliest date you can start, and the number of hours a week you are available. Include your résumé and send it via email (jobs@sfcta.org) fax (415.522.4829) or mail to:

San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Attn: Human Resources (Administrative Intern for Finance and Administration)
1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Indicate the section (Finance & Administration) 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 Finance and Administration, with supervision by the Administrative Assistant.

Availability: Interns should be available to work at least 30-40 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12-week period. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A strong interest in Public Agency Finance and Administration is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google (Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive) is required. Proficiency with database management, electronic file maintenance, and hardcopy editing is a plus.

Skills and Abilities:

Excellent written and oral communications skills; organizational skills; self-motivation; ability to prioritize tasks and work in a fast-paced environment; ability to exercise tact and courtesy in interacting with members of the general public, Transportation Authority Board members, other government officials, and professional and technical colleagues and staff.    

Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or work towards a bachelor’s degree in relevant field with at least two years of related experience.

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: $16–$20/hr, D.O.E.

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FINANCE INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

The Transportation Authority’s Finance and Administration Department manages the Authority’s accounting, finance and administrative support functions, including financial systems, capital finance, budgeting and investments, procurement, contracting and human resources.

We are now accepting applications for a Finance Intern with our Finance and Administration department. Please submit your application by Friday, November 7, 2014 for assured consideration. Please send a cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, the earliest date you can start, and the number of hours a week you are available. Include your résumé and send it via email (jobs@sfcta.org) fax (415.522.4829), or mail to:

San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Attn: Human Resources (Finance Intern for Finance and Administration )
1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Indicate the section (Finance & Administration) 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 Finance and Administration, with supervision by the Senior Accountant.

Availability: Interns should be available to work at least 30-40 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12-week period. (Full time is also possible.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong interest in Public Agency Finance and Administration is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google (Gmail, calendar, and Google Docs) is required. Proficiency with database management and statistical analysis is a plus.

Skills and Abilities:

Excellent written and oral communications skills, and organizational skills; self-motivated; ability to prioritize tasks and work in a fast-paced environment; ability to exercise tact and courtesy in interacting with members of the general public, Authority Board members, other government officials, and professional and technical colleagues and staff.    

Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or work towards a bachelor’s degree in relevant field with at least two years of related experience.

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: $16–$20/hr, D.O.E.

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