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Internship - San Jose, CA - Santa Clara VTA - Transit Planning

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  • Asha Agrawal
    ... Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Congestion Management Agency Student Intern - Transit Planning Duties and Responsibilities April 2008
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 17, 2008
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Agrawal/SJSU on 04/17/2008 08:26 AM -----

      Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
      Congestion Management Agency

      Student Intern - Transit Planning
      Duties and Responsibilities
      April 2008


      This student intern position in the Transit Planning Department of VTA’s Congestion Management Agency offers the opportunity to gain transit and transportation planning experience.  The position offers a student the opportunity to improve not only analytical and technical abilities, but also verbal and written communication skills. Throughout the remaining of this year, the student intern will participate in several planning initiatives, including Bus Rapid Transit, Light Rail System Analysis, and Palo Alto Intermodal Transit Center Study.  The student intern 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, pedestrian and bicycle program, transportation systems and operations, and highway/roadway planning.

      Typical Tasks:

      •        Gathers and analyzes statistical data;
      •        Researches planning literature to support studies and projects;
      •        Assists in the preparation of plans, maps, graphs, and presentation materials;
      •        Assists with planning studies or surveys as a team member;
      •        Prepares technical reports under the supervision of professional planners;
      •        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, ability to reason logically, sound problem-solving techniques, and ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

      This is a paid internship at $15 per hour but does not include any other benefits.  Work hours are flexible around school schedule. 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 Mitsuno.Baurmeister@....
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