A Summer in Transportation

MTC’s 16th Class of High School Interns Experiences Life Beyond School
Thursday, November 3, 2016

High school sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors worked in summer internship positions in local transportation agencies throughout the Bay Area’s nine counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma) through MTC’s annual High School Internship Program this year. “The program’s purpose is to introduce students to career opportunities in transportation,” said Steve Heminger, MTC’s executive director. Students were required to live and attend school in the county where they worked.

The students networked with their colleagues and delivered presentations on their summer work at the final event of the summer.

We reached out to the high school interns over the summer, and many wrote back to tell us in their own words about their experiences. Here are some of the stories from the North Bay.

Students from the South Bay and Peninsula share their internship stories.

Here are some of the stories from MTC summer interns in the East Bay.

MTC plans to continue the internship program next year. Read more about the application criteria and application process.

Videos and photo galleries

Students from across the region recently gathered at the Bay Area Metro Center to share their experiences interning at transportation agencies over the summer through the MTC High School Internship Program.
MTC created the paid high school internship program in 2000 in order to expose students — and particularly underrepresented minority populations — to transportation professions.
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