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THE AUTHORITY IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIPS IN THE
Policy and Programming
To those who have applied for internships in the Planning, Finance &
Administration, and Technology Services Divisions: Thank you for your time
and interest! We have completed our interview process and at this time we
are only looking for candidates for Internships in the Planning Division
and Policy & Programming Division. Please watch this space for any
Join the team of an innovative and dynamic transportation agency! The San
Francisco County Transportation Authority has graduate intern positions
for students who are self-motivated, detail-oriented, and excited about
making a meaningful contribution to San Francisco's transportation system.
Transportation Authority staff are an energetic and experienced group of
planners and engineers working in partnership with local and regional
agencies (e.g., Muni, MTC, etc.) to implement, fund and evaluate a wide
variety of projects and policies. We also develop and operate an
activity-based travel demand model for a wide range of uses, including
demand forecasting and policy scenario testing.
Due to the size of our agency and our dedication to learning from each
other, interns will have the opportunity to interact with professionals at
all levels within the Authority, from your peers to the senior managers.
Authority staff will work with each intern to develop a program that is
tailored to his/her individual strengths and interests, as well as the
current needs of our teams.
Internships are paid and can be combined with general research
opportunities or research towards a thesis. Past interns have
participated in a variety of projects, including:
- refining San Francisco's activity-based travel demand model
- developing strategic analysis reports on key transportation policy
- collecting and analyzing data for the Geary and Van Ness bus rapid
- conducting studies (e.g., parking, pedestrian LOS, transit reliability)
for neighborhood transportation plans
- mapping data and projects in the 5-Year Prioritization Programs
- and much more...
Policy & Programming Internships
Employee Type: Intern/Temporary Employee
Reports to: Policy & Programming:Deputy Director for Policy & Programming
Availability: Interns should be available to work at least 16 hours per
week during regular business hours, for at least a 12 week period of time.
(Full time is also possible).
Strong interest in urban transportation planning is required. Proficiency
with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Proficiency with ArcGIS,
database management, statistical analysis and/or web page design is
Skills and Abilities:
Standard transportation planning principles, methods and processes; basic
research methods, survey design, and database management techniques;
ability to interpret data using appropriate planning methods and
statistical techniques; familiarity with land use planning methods; strong
written and oral skills; ability to prepare and present written reports
Special skills for each group vary. Familiarity with travel demand
modeling or GIS, project funding, or civil engineering are preferred for
the Technology, Programming or Capital Projects groups respectively.
Training and Experience:
Prospective graduate interns should have completed at least one semester
in a relevant graduate level discipline (e.g. transportation planning,
urban planning, civil engineering).
Compensation Range: $20 - $25 / Hour, D.O.E.
Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume via email to
or via fax to 415.522.4829.
Please indicate which division you are applying for an internship with
(ie: Policy & Programming.)
We look forward to hearing from you!
Sorry, but we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship for internship
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