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Paid internship - San Jose - Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Congestion Management Agency Division

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  • Asha Agrawal
    CMA Engineering Intern The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is seeking an Intern to support the Engineering section of its Congestion
    Message 1 of 1 , May 29 4:31 PM
      CMA Engineering Intern

      The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is seeking an Intern
      to support the Engineering section of its Congestion Management Agency
      (CMA) Division.

      Description:

      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
      studies.
      ? 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
      following:
      ? 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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