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College Internship Program

Please note: The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) made the difficult decision to suspend our high school and college internship programs for the summer of 2020. MTC will be using this time to create a more robust and enhanced internship program for all of our student interns. If you are interested in being notified of internship positions when they become available, complete our online Job Interest Card and select the 'Internship' category.

An exterior photo of the Bay Area Metro Center entrance.
Peter Beeler
The entryway to the Bay Area Metro Center, the renovated regional agency headquarters building for MTC, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Association of Bay Area Governments.

Internships at MTC provide students with the opportunity to gain professional work experience in transportation planning, finance and operational projects. Internships are all located in San Francisco, California, and are generally full-time from June through September (if available, internships may be extended on a part-time basis through December).

The internship may be in the following sections: Electronic Payments Sections (EPS), Integrated Regional Planning Program (IRPP), Legislation and Public Affairs (LPA), Operations Section (OPS), Programming and Allocations (P&A), San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP) and Technology Services Section (TSS).

To qualify for an MTC internship, students must be enrolled at least part-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate level curriculum. Individuals who have already graduated may be considered up to six (6) months post-graduation. MTC prefers students in the fields of Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering, City and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban Studies and Public Finance. Other closely related fields will be considered.

Find internship opportunities and submit an application here

For more information, contact us at or 415-778-5207.

The qualifications for all MTC internships, unless otherwise noted, include:

  • Ideal candidate will have a professional demeanor, ability to work effectively with a variety of people, and will have an energetic attitude and be self-motivated.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and must be detail-oriented.
  • Proficient with MS Word and Excel. Some positions require advanced skills in Word, Excel and Access.
  • Excellent research and documentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written presentations.
  • Ability to gather, organize and interpret data.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is an affirmative action employer.  MTC provides all employees and applicants with an equal opportunity in every aspect of the employment experience regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical handicap, medical condition, or marital status.  This policy is implemented through an ongoing affirmative action program to ensure maximum opportunity to participate in the Commission’s program.