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First consideration will be given to individuals who respond by June 28, 2024

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.

Planning Internship Overview

The Planning Division leads a wide variety of innovative transportation planning studies and policy analyses. The Planning Division is currently working on several on-going initiatives including the Treasure Island Mobility Management Program, Geary Fillmore Underpass Community Planning Study, Geary/19th Ave Subway and Regional Connections Study, and neighborhood specific projects. Our work program also includes projects that study emerging mobility technologies and advance transportation demand management, policy and funding development.

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 of time. Preference will be given to applicants who are available for at least 6 months. Please note availability in cover letter.

Compensation Range: Compensation commensurate with experience

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 and/or 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 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 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, civil 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. 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. Indicate the division you are applying for (Planning).

Submit your application via email or mail to:

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