FW: MTC Summer Internship
2006 SUMMARY OF SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Internships at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) provide opportunities for professional contributions in a variety of transportation planning, finance and operational projects for aspiring professionals, as well as opportunities to obtain further training in these areas. Employment generally is full-time from June to September and with the potential of part-time work (up to 20 hours a week) through December. Refer to Page two (2) for the application process.
LEGISLATION AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION
· Redesign of census website and adding data to site.
· Assist with inventory of library holdings.
· Cataloging materials for library collection.
· Miscellaneous library duties, including processing serials. .
· Library Science or Library Studies student or June graduate.
· Familiarity with ILS systems and web site development.
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Analyst Intern
· Perform research into best practices for planning transit-oriented development in the San Francisco Bay Area.
· Assist in developing and refining a toolkit of TOD plans, policies, and projects in the nine county San Francisco Bay Area.
· Assist in MTC’s ongoing Parking Study for Infill Development and the Station Area Planning Program.
· Experience in transportation and/or land use planning techniques and concepts.
· Strong research skills.
· Verbal and writing communications skills.
PROGRAMMING AND ALLOCATIONS SECTION
Pavement Coordinator Intern
· Assist in the preparation of the fall Shortfall Projects survey and State of the System report.
· Analyze last year’s survey to fill missing gaps of information and recommend improvements.
· Utilize MS PowerPoint to create slide presentation to showcase MTC regional streets and roads projection methodology.
· Assist in the compilation and analysis of data, running of calculations and summary of results.
· Assist in developing and conducting customer feedback survey for Pavement Management Technical Assistance Program (PTAP).
· Assist in the preparation and coordination of July User Week and So-Cal User Mini conferences.
· Update / re-format the PMP User Database including contact information, pavement inspection data, jurisdiction financial statistics, and technical support calls.
· Excellent organizational, communication, and coordination skills are required.
· Ability to grasp technical concepts.
· Proficiency in MS Excel, Access, and PowerPoint is desired.
Transit Statistical Summary Intern
· Update the annual Statistical Summary of Bay Area Transit Operators.
· Design and implement changes to existing document.
· Gather and summarize transit operator financial and performance data.
· Correspond with transit operators to verify accuracy of data and work with MTC staff to produce the document.
· As time allows, the intern may be asked to perform other analyses related to transit capital or operating capacity.
· Strong Excel skills (mandatory).
· Graduate or undergraduate student majoring in planning, public administration, public policy, or transportation planning.
· Detail oriented.
· Interest in transit performance monitoring is useful.
TRAVELER COORDINATION & INFORMATION SECTION
511 Program Intern
· 511 Performance Monitoring: Assist with 511 performance monitoring tasks (phone and web), including implementation of the 511 web evaluation. Possible tasks include collection and dissemination of weekly web and phone statistics for all 511 models (traffic, transit, rideshare and bicycling), tracking and responding to user feedback, etc.
· 511 Marketing: Support 511 marketing activities, including but not limited to coordination of 511 general and individual modal marketing activities (traffic, transit, rideshare, bicycling) and assistance with transition of 511 marketing contract.
· 511 Rideshare: Assist in review of 511 Rideshare web site, including site design and content improvements (e.g., park-n-ride lot table update).
· 511 Bicycle Web Site Improvements: assist with collecting updated information for posting and site design improvements. Assist with improvements to the 511 BikeMapper.
· 511 Transit / Regional Transit Information System: Assist in the review and update of the points of interest / landmarks in the regional transit database.
· Written and verbal communication skills.
· Coursework in any of the following fields: urban planning, marketing, civil/transportation engineering, public administration, political science, or similar fields.
· Proficiency in MS Word, Access, and Excel is desired.
· Support the TransLink® deployment by performing field-testing of the system.
· Working with other staff, identify performance issues and address those issues
· Field test before and after program launch
· Assist with other project management tasks
· Transportation planning and operations background
· Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
· Computer skills: MS Excel, Word
Instructions : Applications may be downloaded from MTC’s web site, www.mtc.ca.gov.
To Applicants: you may also contact MTC at Job Hotline, (510) 817-5878 or email jobhotline@.... Candidates interested in more than one position should make copies of the completed application form, then write in the title of each position you are applying for. Applications not submitted on MTC forms will not be considered. Materials and questions should be addressed to: Internship Coordinator, Human Resources Office, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA 94607. Completed applications must be received at MTC’s office no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday May 17, 2006. (Faxed applications will not be accepted.)
Requirements: Graduate and Undergraduate Students in Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering, City and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Library Sciences, Journalism, Communications, or English, Urban Studies, Public Finance, or other related fields.
Internships are available to students enrolled at least halftime in an undergraduate or graduate-level curriculum. Individuals who have already graduated may be considered up to six months following graduation
Students must submit verification of their legal right to work in the United States upon an offer of employment.
Salary: Undergraduate Students: $11.00 per hour
Graduate Students: $14.00 per hour
This announcement sets a cut-off date and time for receipt of applications. Applications received after the cut-off date will not be considered. Applications will be screened promptly; those qualified candidates whose applications and resumes show the best qualifications will be invited for an interview.
Interviews will be conducted by MTC staff who are acquainted with the requirements of the position. At the conclusion of the interviews, the interviewer(s) determines which candidates qualify. The Internship Coordinator may offer the position to the best-qualified candidate.
MTC IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is an affirmative action employer. MTC provides all employees and applicants with an equal opportunity in every aspect of the employment experience regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical handicap, medical condition, or marital status. This policy is implemented through an ongoing affirmative action program to ensure maximum opportunity to participate in the Commission’s program.