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5406Paid internship, MTC Bay Bridge Collection project, Berkeley

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  • druss129
    Apr 29, 2013
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      Open until filled. Position is scheduled to start in June 2013.

      The Bay Bridge Collection project seeks a college intern to assist with various project tasks.

      The Bay Bridge Collection project is a joint effort by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and U.C. Berkeley to organize and document all materials related to the new east span of the Bay Bridge. Gathering materials is an ongoing process and will help researchers and journalists search out key stories in preparation for the bridge opening on Labor Day, 2013. Collection materials range from official reports to informal blog posts, and will be accessible as a physical collection and, in the future, through an online database.

      This position will be located at the University of California Transportation Research Center (UCTC) at the U.C. Berkeley campus.
      The Intern for this position will have recently graduated from or be in a degree program at the undergraduate or graduate level. First consideration will be given toward students working successfully toward a degree in history or communications, or a related field such as English, political science, city or regional planning, public relations or marketing.

      Looking for individuals that have strong research and writing skills, as well as organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to carry out tasks in a timely manner.

      Intern will work with MTC staff and U.C. Berkeley researchers to collect, organize and document research materials related to the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Intern will also help develop finding aids for archival materials, which will require familiarization with the 24-year history of the Bay Bridge new East Span project, including the planning, design, funding, legislative, engineering and construction history.