Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
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., 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:
Refining San Francisco's activity-based travel demand model
Developing strategic analysis reports on key transportation policy questions
Collecting and analyzing data for the Geary and Van Ness bus rapid transit studies
Optimizing Freeway corridors through innovative management strategies
Develop travel demand management projects and apply them to Treasure Island Mobility Management policies and much more...
Please submit a resume and cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, the earliest date you can start, and the number of hours a week (minimum 16, maximum 40) you are available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (415.522.4829), or mail:
San Francisco County Transportation Authority Attn: Human Resources (Policy and Programming Internship) 1455 Market St., 22nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94103 Please submit your application by Friday, September 2, 2016 for assured consideration. Sorry, but we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship for internship positions.
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.
Applicant must be willing to propose and carry out an initiative with a minimal guidance; and work 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 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 with Microsoft Excel, including comfort working with large data sets.
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 beg...an 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.
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