College Internships

MTC’s Pathway to Government College Mentorship Program is a paid mentorship program for college students.

MTC Pathway to Government College Mentorship Program

The MTC Pathway to Government College Mentorship Program is providing students/mentees with a paid opportunity to gain professional work experience in transportation planning, finance and operational projects.

Mentees will be provided with a dedicated mentor throughout the program — the mentor will help develop and guide students in their overall career interests. We hope that participants will be inspired by their mentor and work team to consider government agency work as a career choice in the future.

2024 Program Schedule

The 2024 application period has closed.

Mentees will work with a dedicated mentor from June 10 through Aug. 2, 2024, both in the office in downtown San Francisco and remotely. During the eight-week program, mentees will be involved in a variety of tasks aimed at expanding their range of career interests and encouraging them to consider government work as a future career choice.


The qualifications for all MTC internships/mentorships, 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

Staff Contact

Phone: 415-778-5207
Email: InternCoordinator@bayareametro.gov

About MTC

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is an equal-opportunity, non-discriminatory employer. MTC provides all employees and applicants with an equal opportunity in every aspect of the employment experience regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, physical handicap, medical condition or marital status.