----- Forwarded by Asha Agrawal/SJSU on 12/22/2008 02:07 PM -----
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
Congestion Management Agency
Student Interns ? Planning and Development
Santa Clara VTA is seeking two (2) student interns in VTA?s Congestion
Management Agency. These positions offer the opportunity to gain
transportation and land use planning experience. The positions offer a
student the opportunity to improve not only analytical and technical
abilities, but also verbal and written communication skills. Beginning in
early 2009, the student interns may participate in several planning
initiatives, including VTA?s Community Design & Transportation Program,
Development Review Program, Joint Development Program, and Bicycle
Program. The student interns may be called upon to assist in data
collection, report reviews or other investigations related to other work
groups within the Congestion Management Agency. These other programs or
efforts include: transportation demand modeling, transportation systems
and operations, and highway/roadway planning.
? Gathers and analyzes statistical data;
? Researches planning literature to support studies and projects;
? Assists in the preparation of plans, maps, graphs, and
? Assists with planning studies or field surveys as a team member;
? Prepares technical reports under the supervision of professional
? Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications: Interest in a career in Transportation or Planning and
enrolled in a related undergraduate or graduate degree program. Knowledge
of principles, theory and practices of Transportation Planning or Urban
Planning required. Ideal candidate will possess effective oral and written
communication skills, good computer skills (MS-Word, Excel and
PowerPoint), sound problem-solving techniques, ability to reason
logically, and ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with others. Experience with GIS, graphics software, and/or
web design is desirable.
This is a paid internship at $15 per hour but does not include any other
benefits. Work hours are flexible around school schedule, and the term of
the internship is flexible, up to one year. The successful applicant must
have a valid California driver?s license.
For immediate consideration, submit resume and cover letter to: Ms.
Mitsuno Baurmeister, VTA internship program coordinator, at
. No phone calls, please.
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