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GIS Internship at AC Transit

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  • Rick Kos (SJSU)
    Planning Department Internship (College Level) AC Transit is the Bay AreaÆs third largest public transit agency providing bus transportation to both Alameda &
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 27 9:18 AM
      Planning Department Internship (College Level)

      AC Transit is the Bay Area’s third largest public transit agency providing bus transportation to both Alameda & Contra Costa counties.  AC Transit’s Service Development Department has an immediate opening for a College Intern at either the Graduate or undergraduate level. This internship project provides an excellent opportunity for a student with significant coursework in transportation planning, engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), transit planning or a related discipline to work on one or more of the following:

      • Federal Grant Reports
      • Strategic Planning
      • Review of census tract data
      • Map making
      • Bus schedule writing, service planning
      • GIS mapping, maintenance, and spatial analysis
      • Fieldwork, data collection, and data analysis
      • Other projects essential to the operation of the transit system

      $12.00 to $16.00 per hr depending upon class level ($12/13 Junior undergrad, $14 Senior 
      undergrad, $15/16 graduate school)

      AC Transit General Offices: 1600 Franklin Street, Downtown Oakland.  Close to BART and AC Transit bus routes.

      Work hours:
      Flexible, based on your class schedule. A commitment of 24 hours per week (average) is required. Additional hours may be available during school breaks or summer recess.

      Minimum Qualifications:

      Education: You should be currently enrolled as a Junior, Senior, or graduate student in an applicable field of study at an accredited and recognized college that provides Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. We will also consider graduate students who are not currently enrolled, but have completed their coursework and are currently pursuing their thesis or other culminating experience. 

      Applicable fields of study include Transportation Planning, City or Urban Planning, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Engineering, Finance, Business or Economics. Proof of 
      enrollment and coursework (official transcript) is required. Work samples or coursework may be requested as part of the application evaluation process. 

      Experience: Familiarity with MS Word, Excel. Familiarity with basic GIS software is desirable. Previous professional work experience is not required. 

      Physical Requirements: Must maintain the physical condition necessary to perform tasks in an office setting operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment. Field study requires mobility. 

      Advantages You’ll Receive: 
      Paid work experience providing assistance on real world projects in a team setting. You’ll be able to create a portfolio of work samples, and develop professional contacts in the industry. Our Planning Internships are structured to ensure that you can improve your existing computer and planning skills on a variety of projects necessary for future employment in both the public and private sectors. The experience you gain will look great on your resumé. You’ll also receive free transportation on AC Transit during your internship. 

      NOTE: This is an internship program. Therefore it is not a regular position, and can be withdrawn at the discretion of the District at anytime. Interns are not eligible for regular AC Transit benefits.

      TO APPLY: Interested in this internship? Please email your cover letter and resume to employment@... Please note, the following are minimum qualification requirements for intern applicants to be considered.  If they do not meet these qualifications, they should not move forward in the process. 
      Must have the following to qualify:
      ·         GPA of 3.0 or above;
      ·         3rd or 4th year college student or a graduate student;
      ·         Currently enrolled in at least 12 units;
      ·         Attend Berkeley, Mills, Cal State East Bay, SF State, USF, or another local institution.   
      Must submit the following to have a complete application: 
      1.      Cover Letter: Should address specific area of interest regarding internship opportunities and why would be an ideal candidate for the opening. 

      2.      College Transcript: Unofficial/Official transcripts.  (Must have GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify.) 

      3.      Proof of Registration: Must show proof of registration for current academic semester/quarter in which applying for internship. 

      4.      Letter of Recommendation: Must be from a college instructor, college school counselor, or recent employer.with the Subject line of “Planning Internship”

      These Internship positions are OPEN UNTIL FILLED. But these openings may be closed at anytime once the District receives an adequate number of applications. So don’t wait. If you’re interested and qualify, apply now! First-come-first-serve.
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