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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
Congestion Management Agency
Student Intern – Planning and Development
Duties and Responsibilities
Santa Clara VTA is seeking one (1) student intern in VTA’s Congestion
Management Agency. This position offers the opportunity to gain
transportation and land use planning experience. The position also offers
a student the opportunity to improve analytical and technical abilities,
as well as verbal and written communication skills. The student intern
will be participating in several planning initiatives, including VTA’s
Community Design & Transportation Program, Development Review Program,
Grand Boulevard Initiative, Bicycle Program, and other projects as
necessary. 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.
• Gathers and analyzes statistical data;
• Researches planning literature to support studies and projects;
• Assists in the preparation of plans, maps, graphs, and
• Assists with planning studies or field surveys as a team member;
• Prepares technical reports under the supervision of professional
• 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 (MS-Word, Excel and
PowerPoint), sound problem-solving techniques, ability to reason
logically, and ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with others. Experience with GIS, graphics software, and/or
web design is highly desirable.
This is a paid internship at $15 per hour but does not include any other
benefits. Work hours are flexible around school schedule, and the term of
the internship is flexible, beginning immediately until the end of May
2010. The successful applicant must have a valid California driver’s
For immediate consideration, submit resume and cover letter to: Ms.
Mitsuno Baurmeister, VTA internship program coordinator, at
. No phone calls, please.
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