100 Van Ness Ave, 26th floor
San Francisco County Transportation Authority Description
oin 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., Muni, MTC, etc.) to implement, fund 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 Authority, from your peers to the senior managers. 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
* conducting studies (e.g., parking, pedestrian LOS, transit reliability) for neighborhood transportation plans
* mapping data and projects in the 5-Year Prioritization Programs
* and much more…
San Francisco County Transportation Authority Full-time, Paid Requirements
Interns should be available to work at least 16 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12 week period of time. (Full time is also possible).
Strong interest in travel forecasting and urban transportation planning is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Proficiency with ArcGIS, database management, statistical analysis and/or web page design is desired.
Skills and Abilities:
Standard transportation planning principles, methods and processes; basic research methods, survey design, and database management techniques; ability to interpret data using appropriate planning methods and statistical techniques; familiarity with land use planning methods; strong written and oral skills; ability to prepare and present written reports and recommendations.
Special skills for each group vary. Familiarity with travel demand modeling or GIS, project funding, or civil engineering are preferred for the Technology, Programming or Capital Projects groups respectively.
Prospective graduate interns should have completed at least one semester in a relevant graduate level discipline (e.g. transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering).