Proficiency with computer programming, mapping and spatial analysis (e.g. using ArcGIS), database management, statistical analysis, and experience with transportation planning and analysis software is desired.

The application deadline for this position is Friday, March 20, 2020

Transportation Authority Internship Program

The Transportation Authority has paid internship positions for students who are self-motivated, detail-oriented, and excited about making a meaningful contribution to San Francisco's transportation system.

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. Our staff will work with each intern to develop a program that is tailored to individual strengths and interests, as well as the current needs of our teams. Internships can be combined with general research opportunities or research towards a thesis.

Modeling / Technology, Data, and Analysis Internship Overview

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is seeking applicants who are self-motivated, detail-oriented, and excited about making a meaningful contribution to San Francisco’s transportation system. Internships may also be appropriate for career changers interested in exploring transportation planning and/or travel demand modeling.

Employee Type: Intern/Temporary Employee

Availability: Interns should be available to work at least 20 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.

Compensation Range: Compensation commensurate with experience

Minimum Qualifications

Strong interest in travel forecasting and urban transportation planning is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Proficiency with computer programming, mapping and spatial analysis (e.g. using ArcGIS), database management, statistical analysis, and experience with transportation planning and analysis software is desired. At least one semester in a relevant graduate level discipline (e.g. transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering) is required, but experience or education in other fields that use similar methods (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computer science, data science) and a strong motivation to learn about and contribute to data-driven transportation planning may be substituted for relevant graduate coursework.

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 statistical methods; familiarity with basic travel demand modeling and traffic engineering principles.

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, civic engineering). Candidates with only a bachelor’s degree will be considered if they have transportation planning 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.

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.

How to Apply

Send 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 you are available.

Submit your application via email jobs@sfcta.org or mail to:

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