Internships

PLANNING | POLICY AND PROGRAMMING | MODELING/TECHNOLOGY, DATA, AND ANALYSIS
CAPITAL PROJECTS | FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

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., the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, etc.) to plan, fund, deliver, 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 Transportation Authority, from your peers to the senior managers. Transportation 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:


PLANNING INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

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POLICY AND PROGRAMMING INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

Please submit your application by Friday, August 18, 2017 for assured consideration.

The Transportation Authority’s Policy and Programming Division leads the strategic planning and policy analysis associated with the administration and oversight of multiple funding programs, including the Prop K local transportation sales tax, Prop AA Vehicle Registration Fee, Transportation Fund for Clean Air, and several federal transportation funding programs. This includes programming and allocating funds to a wide range of transportation projects (e.g. bicycle and pedestrian safety, bus rapid transit, transportation demand management) and providing oversight on project implementation. Our fund program administration also includes oversight and development of the MyStreetSF website, which allows members of the public and elected officials to locate and track the status of publicly-funded investments. The Division also leads interaction with the Transportation Authority Board of Commissioners and participates in developing and analyzing local, state, and federal transportation policy.

We are currently accepting applications for our Policy and Programming internship program. Interested persons should send a cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, plus earliest date you could start and number of hours a week you are available) and resume via email jobs@sfcta.org, fax 415.522.4829, or mail to:

San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Attn: Human Resources (Policy and Programming Internship)
1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Please indicate the section (Policy and Programming) you are applying for. Sorry, but we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship for internship positions.

Key Details:

Employee Type: Intern/Temporary Employee
Reports to: Principal or Senior Transportation Planner for Policy and Programming
Availability: Interns should be available to work 16 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12 week period of time. Preference will be given to applicants who are available full time (40 hours per week) for at least 6 months. Please note availability in cover letter.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong interest in urban transportation planning and strategic planning and funding is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Proficiency with ArcGIS, Google Earth, database management, graphic design software, statistical analysis, and/or the Drupal content management system for web sites is desired. Preference will be given to applicants with (or pursuing) an advanced degree in urban planning, transportation, or public policy and with related work experience.

Skills and Abilities:

Applicant must be detail-oriented and able to work independently on a wide range of tasks, from planning and policy work to grants management to project monitoring and oversight to public outreach.  Other desirable skills and abilities include: standard transportation planning principles, methods, and processes; familiarity with construction delivery methods and processes; basic research methods; strong written and oral skills; ability to prepare and present written reports and recommendations; and strong analytical abilities with Microsoft Excel, including comfort with working on large data sets.

Training and Experience:

Prospective interns should have completed at least one semester in a relevant graduate level discipline (e.g. transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering, public policy).  Preference will be given to applicants with related work experience in transportation planning, policy, grants management, construction management, and/or direct experience working with public officials and agency staff.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment are characteristic of modern office work and include moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic), and are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Travel may be required on occasion.

Compensation Range: $20–$25/hr, D.O.E.

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MODELING / TECHNOLOGY, DATA, AND ANALYSIS INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

We are currently accepting internship applications for our Technology, Data, and Analysis Division internship program. Please submit your application by Friday, September 15, 2017, for assured consideration. Please submit a resume and cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, the earliest date you could start, and the number of hours a week you are available) via email (jobs@sfcta.org), fax (415.522.4829), or mail:

San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Attn: Human Resources (Technology, Data, and Analysis Internship)
1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Indicate the section (Technology, Data, and Analysis) you are applying for. Sorry, but we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship for internship positions.

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Key Details

Employee Type: Intern/Temporary Employee
Reports to: Deputy Director for Technology, Data, and Analysis
Availability:

Spring 2017 Internships. Interns should be available to work at least 20 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12-week period of time. Availability to work full time (40 hours per week) is desirable, but not required. Spring interns sometimes extend their internships through the summer. Spring 2017 internships start in January or February 2017.

Summer 2017 Internships. Interns should be available to work 40 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least 12-weeks. Summer 2017 internships begin in May or June 2017.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong interest in travel forecasting and urban transportation planning is required. Proficiency with standard productivity software is required (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Proficiency with computer programming (e.g. Python), spatial analysis and mapping (e.g. ArcGIS), statistical analysis (using R, Stata, SPSS or similar), database management, and/or transportation planning and analysis software packages is desired.

Skills and Abilities:

Applicant must be willing to propose and carry out an initiative with a minimal guidance; and work on a wide range of tasks related to planning project support, modeling tools development, data collection and maintenance, and public outreach.  Other desirable skills and abilities include: standard transportation planning principles, methods, and processes; familiarity with project delivery methods and processes; basic research methods; strong written and oral skills; ability to prepare and present written reports and recommendations; and strong analytical abilities, including comfort working with large data sets.  

Training and Experience:

Prospective interns should have completed at least one semester in a relevant graduate level discipline (e.g. transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering, public policy). Applicants from other fields (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computer science, data science) with a strong motivation to learn about and contribute to data-driven transportation planning are also encouraged to apply. Exceptional motivation, skills, and/or experience may be considered in lieu of graduate coursework. Preference will be given to applicants with related work experience in transportation planning, transportation/traffic engineering, policy evaluation, behavioral/discrete choice analysis, data visualization, and/or direct experience working with public officials and agency staff.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment are characteristic of modern office work and include moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic), and are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Travel may be required on occasion.
Compensation Range: $22–$28/hr, D.O.E.

CAPITAL PROJECTS INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

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FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION INTERN RECRUITMENT UPDATE

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