The Transportation Authority has paid internship positions for students who are self-motivated, detail-oriented, and excited about making a meaningful contribution to San Francisco's transportation system.
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. Our staff will work with each intern to develop a program that is tailored to individual strengths and interests, as well as the current needs of our teams. Internships can be combined with general research opportunities or research towards a thesis.
Capital Projects Internship Overview
Capital Projects Division interns perform tasks and assist in the area of project development, project delivery, project management, and engineering. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Deputy Director, interns assist with the duties and responsibilities listed below, which are characteristic of the range of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to be a comprehensive listing. Internships are paid and can be combined with general research opportunities or research towards a thesis.
Employee Type: Intern/Temporary Employee
Availability: Interns should be available to work at least 16 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12-week period. 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.
Compensation Range: Compensation commensurate with experience
For more information on how to apply please visit https://www.sfcta.org/capital-projects-internship
Strong interest in civil engineering. Interns will need to aid the Capital Projects team in providing project delivery support for oversight of the project sponsors. Project sponsors are partners or grantees responsible for implementing large capital projects and select programs within the Transportation Authority’s Program of Projects. Project delivery support includes, but not limited to develop cost estimate, conduct cost comparison, analyze project cost, develop and update project schedules and review project delivery documentation.
Skills and Abilities
Strong analytical, conceptual, communication and organizational skills. Ability to effectively interface with all levels of personnel and management. Ability to work and thrive in a team environment. Strong problem-solving skills. Ability to self-motivate and work productively without supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Training and Experience
High School Diploma/GED or equivalent plus current enrollment in an accredited post-secondary engineering program.
About San Francisco County Transportation Authority
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority administers and oversees the delivery of the Proposition K (Prop K) half-cent local transportation sales tax program and New Expenditure Plan, which was passed by 75% of San Francisco voters in November 2003. The Authority was created in 1989 to administer Prop K's predecessor, the Proposition B half-cent transportation sales tax program, which began in 1990 and continued until it was superseded by Prop K.
Since 1990, the Authority has also been the designated Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for San Francisco. In this role, the Authority is responsible for developing and administering the Congestion Management Program (CMP). Through its CMA activities, the Authority leverages state and federal transportation dollars to complement Prop K revenues and performs project delivery oversight to assist with project implementation. The Authority also tracks transportation system performance to ensure that San Francisco gets good value for its transportation investments and prepares a long-range Countywide Transportation Plan to guide future investment decisions.
The Authority has also served as the San Francisco Program Manager for ...grants from the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) since 1990. In this role, the Authority approves funding for transportation projects that directly benefit air quality, through reduced motor vehicle emissions.