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The application period for the Government College Mentorship Program will open mid-April, 2021. Check back soon for updates.

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.

MTC Pathway to Government College Mentorship Program

The MTC Pathway to Government College Mentorship Program provides students/mentees with the opportunity to gain professional work experience in transportation planning, finance and operational projects. For the summer of 2021, the mentorship program will be held virtually, and positions are generally full-time for eight weeks (June 14, 2021 through August 13, 2021). 

The program will provide mentees with a dedicated mentor throughout the program. Mentees will still have job assignments, but the expectation is that the mentor will also help develop and guide students in their overall career interests. We are excited about the mentorship program, and hope that candidates selected will be inspired by their mentor and work team to consider government agency work as a career choice in the future.

To qualify for the MTC College Mentorship Program, mentees must be enrolled at least half-time in a community college or four-year undergraduate program. Generally, students are majoring or planning to major in fields such as Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering, City and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban Studies and Public Finance, however other fields and undeclared majors will also be considered.

Find mentorship opportunities and submit an application here.

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

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

Students from historically underserved and underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.  MTC is an EEO Employer.

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

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.