|[February 11, 2013]
Paid Transportation Internships for High School Students Available
OAKLAND, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
High school sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors in the
nine-county San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to apply for paid
summer internships in the transportation field. The Metropolitan
Transportation Commission's (MTC) annual High School Internship Program
is seeking student applicants for summer internship positions in local
transportation agencies throughout the nine counties. "The program's
purpose is to introduce students to career opportunities in
transportation," noted MTC Executive Director Steve Heminger.
Students must be at least 16 years old by the start of the program this
June and have completed the 10th grade. Additionally,
students must live and go to school in the county where the position is
offered. Students graduating in 2013 are eligible to apply for the
internships. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2013.
The program's flexible schedule allows students to be employed either
full-time or part-time for up to ten weeks between June 19 and August
30. Students will work with local public agencies in a department
related to transportation planning or engineering, public works or
public transit. Hourly pay is$10.55. Thirty-eight paid internships are
available throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda,
Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano
and Sonoma counties). A list of internship opportunities and the online
application are available at: http://jobs.mtc.ca.gov/InternshipOpportunities/jobinternship.html.
Program requirements can be found at: http://www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/high_school/.
MTC's high school internship coordinator, Michelle Tan, can be contacted
at 510.817.5807 for further information.
Students applying with a minimum unweighted grade-point average of 2.8
or above must submit one letter of recommendation. Applications from
students with grade-point averages below an unweighted 2.8 will be
considered if accompanied by two letters of recommendation. "This is an
opportunity for students throughout the entire region," commented Ann
Macaulay, program manager. "We especially need student applications for
positions in the northern Bay Area counties."
Applications will only be accepted online. To apply, submit the
completed application, along with a one-page response that describes, in
the applicant's own words, a transportation problem in their community
and what the applicant thinks could be done to resolve it. A letter (or
letters) of recommendation from a teacher, principal, counselor,
religious leader or employer must also be included. Applications must be
submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, February 28, 2013. In some
counties, the deadline may be extended until the internship positions
MTC is the regional transportation planning, financing and coordinating
agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
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