FT Internship - Paid - SamTrans Planning Intern
The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheel paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The Transit District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, also is the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. Staff enjoys a dynamic organization that fosters personal development and professional advancement of its staff. The Transit District's core values include integrity, customer focus, respect, quality, teamwork, leadership and accountability. Excellent benefits are provided.
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013
HOW TO APPLY
1.) Complete an online application (including salary history).
2.) Resumes are encouraged, but will not be considered unless attached to a completed online application. Incomplete or improperly completed online applications may be rejected even if you are qualified for the position for which you are applying. Please make sure to complete each section of the online application to ensure that your information is accurately captured during our screening process.
The Planning Intern will work under the guidance and direction of the Director, Planning, and/or the Manager, Planning, and will assist with a variety of transportation planning projects and studies. The Planning Intern will facilitate community outreach efforts; coordinate with local and regional transportation stakeholders; collect, analyze and interpret transportation data, and prepare planning memoranda as needed.
The Planning Intern shall be currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate planning or public administration program. The Planning Intern must have a passion for working in the public sector and facilitating community development, and have a basic understanding of transportation, transit and land use planning principles.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS* AND DUTIES:
* Participates in the preparation of the SamTrans Strategic Plan, the Bus Rapid Transit phasing plan, and the outreach and development of the SamTrans Service Plan (a comprehensive analysis of the bus system). The Planning Intern may also support the launch of the regional Bicycle Sharing demonstration project.
* Facilitates community outreach efforts.
* Coordinates with local regional transportation stakeholders.
* Collects, analyzes, and interprets transportation data.
* Prepares planning memoranda, as needed.
* Supports the launch of the regional Bicycle Sharing demonstration project.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This position will work under the guidance and direction of the Director, Planning, and/or the Manager, Planning, who will evaluate performance.
SELECTION PROCESS MAY INCLUDE:
Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications and completeness. Finalists will be interviewed by a selection panel.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM MISSION:
The Internship Program gives students the opportunity to apply the skills that they have learned in the classroom. In addition, the program gives students the opportunity to consider a career in the transit industry. The interns will gain invaluable experience by partnering and learning from our team of professionals.