Paid Transportation Internships for High School Students Available

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s  annual High School Internship Program is seeking student applicants for paid summer internships in local transportation agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. High school sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors in the nine counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma  of the San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to apply. “The program’s purpose is to introduce students to career opportunities in transportation,” said MTC Executive Director Steve Heminger. The program’s flexible schedule allows students to be employed either full-time or part-time for up to 10 weeks between June 19 and Aug. 30. Students will work with local public agencies in a department related to transportation planning or engineering, public works or public transit. Students must be at least 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade by the start of the program in June. Additionally, students must live and go to school in the county where the position is offered. Students graduating in 2013 are also eligible to apply. There are 38 paid internships available, and the deadline for submissions is Feb. 28. To apply, submit the completed application, along with a one-page response that describes, in your own words, a transportation problem in your community and what you think could be done to resolve it. A letter (or letters) of recommendation from a teacher, principal, counselor, religious leader or employer must also be included. Applications will only be accepted online at http://jobs.mtc.ca.gov/InternshipOpportunities/jobinternship.html. Program requirements can be found at: www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/high_school/. For more information, contact Michelle Tan, MTC’s high school internship coordinator, at 510.817.5807.
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