Paid internship - San Jose - Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Congestion Management Agency Division
- CMA Engineering Intern
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is seeking an Intern
to support the Engineering section of its Congestion Management Agency
The CMA Intern will have the opportunity to work with professional
transportation engineering and planning staff in a public transportation
agency setting. This position provides the Intern with opportunities to
improve analytical and technical abilities as well as verbal and written
communication skills. Under the supervision and mentorship of CMA
Engineering staff, and in a learning capacity, the Intern will assist in
the performance of various professional and technical activities,
including but not limited to the following:
? Learn about VTA?s activities as a transportation agency;
? Assist with data collection and analysis;
? Assist in the preparation of plans, maps using ArcView GIS software,
graphs, and presentation materials;
? Attend project meetings;
? Conduct field work with professional engineering and/or planning staff
related to ongoing projects; and
? Perform other tasks that may include organization and management of CMP
Library and other operational tasks.
The CMA Engineering section has ongoing work in the following areas:
? Land Use Development Review ?annual monitoring of the Santa Clara
County?s Congestion Management Program (CMP).
? Highway Planning Studies ? The development of highway planning studies
such as Express Lanes/High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes and corridor
? Transportation Technology Projects ? Long-range planning for Intelligent
Transportations Systems (ITS) in Santa Clara county and other projects.
Qualifications: Interest in a career in Transportation Engineering or
Transportation Planning and enrollment in a related undergraduate or
graduate degree program is required. Knowledge of principles, theories and
practices of Transportation Engineering/Planning and/or Urban Planning is
desirable. The ideal candidate will possess effective oral and written
communication skills, good computer skills, ability to reason logically,
sound problem-solving techniques, and the 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 the student?s school schedule.
The successful applicant must have a valid California driver's license.
In order to be considered for this employment, please provide the
? A cover letter;
? A resume not to exceed two pages in length; and
? A one-page maximum essay responding to the following question:
Please describe what you feel are the most challenging transportation
issues facing California? (Please include the reasoning for your answer).
For immediate consideration, submit the above items to: Ms. Mitsuno
Baurmeister, VTA Internship Coordinator, at mitsuno.baurmeister@... by
5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2009.
The tentative start date is Monday, July 6, 2009.
No phone calls please.
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