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:


POLICY AND PROGRAMMING INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

The application deadline for this position is Friday, March 8, 2019

We are currently accepting applications for our Policy and Programming internship program. 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 maintenance of the MyStreetSF website, where the public can see their sales tax dollars at work, and the Grant Administration Portal, which serves as a web-based grant information interface for grant recipients. The Division also provides support to the Transportation Authority Board 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

Download the job flyer.

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. 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 at least completed a bachelor's degree. Preferred candidates will have completed at least one semester in a relevant master's degree program (e.g. transportation planning, urban planning, public policy). Candidates with only a bachelor's degree will be considered if they have 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. Travel may be required on occasion.

 The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Compensation Range:

Compensation Commensurate with Experience

Submission

Please submit a resume and cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, the earliest date you can start, and the number of hours a week (minimum 16, maximum 40) you are available via email: jobs@sfcta.org or mail:      

San Francisco County Transportation Authority

Attn: Human Resources (Policy and Programming Internship)

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

Your application must be received by Friday, March 8, 2019 for assured consideration. Sorry, but we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship for internship positions.


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CAPITAL PROJECTS INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Ongoing Recruitment

We are accepting applications for an internship with our Capital Projects Division. 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.

Employee Type:          

Intern/Temporary Employee

Reports to:                 

Senior Transportation Engineer Capital Projects

Availability:                 

Interns should be available to work at least 20 hours per week during regular business hours, for                                     at least a 12-week period. Please note availability in cover letter.

Essential Duties & 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
  • Develop and 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 Transportation Authority and other studies.

Assists the Capital Projects team in managing other capital project studies.

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.

Knowledge:

Sound knowledge of civil engineering fundamentals. Familiarity with civil drafting software. Technical writing and working knowledge of Word and Excel is required.

Skills and Abilities:

Strong analytical, conceptual, communication and organizational skills. Ability to effectively interface with all levels of personnel and management. Ability to work and thrive in a team environment. Strong problem-solving skills. Ability to self-motivate and work productively without supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Training and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED or equivalent plus current enrollment in an accredited post-secondary engineering 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. Travel may be required on occasion.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation Range:

Compensation Commensurate with Experience

Submission:

Please submit a resume and cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, the earliest date you can start, and the number of hours a week (minimum 20, maximum 40) you are available via email: jobs@sfcta.org or mail:

San Francisco County Transportation Authority

Attn: Human Resources (Capital Projects Internship)

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

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

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MODELING / TECHNOLOGY, DATA, AND ANALYSIS 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.

PLANNING 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.

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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