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 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

Thank you for applying for the Policy and Programming internship. We are no longer accepting applications at this time. Please check back periodically for updates.

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POLICY AND PROGRAMMING INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Please submit your application by Friday, November 9, 2018 for assured consideration.

The Transportation Authority’s Policy and Programming Division leads the strategic planning and policy analysis associated with the administration and oversight of multiple funding programs, including the Prop K local transportation sales tax, Prop AA Vehicle Registration Fee, Transportation Fund for Clean Air, and several federal transportation funding programs. This includes programming and allocating funds to a wide range of transportation projects (e.g. bicycle and pedestrian safety, bus rapid transit, transportation demand management) and providing oversight on project implementation. Our fund program administration also includes oversight and maintenance of the MyStreetSF website, which allows members of the public and elected officials to locate and track the status of publicly-funded investments. The Division also leads interaction with the Transportation Authority Board of Commissioners and participates in developing and analyzing local, state, and federal transportation policy.

We are currently accepting applications for our Policy and Programming internship program. 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.

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Key Details:

Employee Type:

Intern/Temporary Employee

Reports to:

Senior Transportation Planner  for Policy and Programming

Availability:

Interns should be available to work 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:

$22–$28/hr, D.O.E.

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MODELING / TECHNOLOGY, DATA, AND ANALYSIS INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Please submit your application by Friday, November 9, 2018 for assured consideration.

We are currently accepting internship applications for our Technology, Data, and Analysis Division internship program. Please submit a resume and 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) 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

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Key Details

Employee Type:

Intern/Temporary Employee

Reports to:

Senior Transportation Planner for Technology, Data, and Analysis

Availability:

Interns should be available to work at least 20 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12-week period of time. Availability to work full time (40 hours per week) is desirable, but not required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong interest in travel forecasting and urban transportation planning is required. Proficiency with standard productivity software is required (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Proficiency with computer programming (e.g. Python), spatial analysis and mapping (e.g. ArcGIS), statistical analysis (using R, Stata, SPSS or similar), database management, and/or transportation planning and analysis software packages 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 related to planning project support, modeling tools development, data collection and maintenance, and 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, 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). Applicants from other fields (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computer science, data science) with a strong motivation to learn about and contribute to data-driven transportation planning are also encouraged to apply. Exceptional motivation, skills, and/or experience may be considered in lieu of graduate coursework. Preference will be given to applicants with related work experience in transportation planning, transportation/traffic engineering, policy evaluation, behavioral/discrete choice analysis, data visualization, 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.

 

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CAPITAL PROJECTS INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Please submit your application by Friday, November 9, 2018 for assured consideration.

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 division. 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 Internship)
1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Please indicate the division (Capital Projects) you are applying for.
Sorry, but we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship for internship positions.

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Key Details:

Employee Type:

Intern/Temporary Employee

Reports to:

Senior Engineer, Capital Projects Division

Availability:

Interns should be available to work at least 20 hours per week (maximum 40) during regular business hours, for at least a 12-week period of time.

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 Transportation 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
  • 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 divisions, such as the planning and modeling teams 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) for upcoming contracts.
  • 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. 

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, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and AutoCAD is desired.

Training and Experience:

Enrolled at an undergraduate or graduate level program.

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.

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FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Thank you for applying for the Finance and Administration internship. We are no longer accepting applications at this time. Please check back periodically for updates.

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