High School Internship Program

The Summer 2015 program is underway and we are working with our transportation partners to make the internship opportunities available.

If you would like to be notified by email when our internship program is open and accepting applications visit our Job Interest Card page and select the Internship category.

Find Internship Opportunities and Submit an Online Application


  1. Complete online application (if you do not have the latest web browser installed you may not be able to attach documents properly)
  2. Attach a page that describes in your own words a transportation problem in your community and explains what you think could be done to help resolve the problem.  Click on the link for the position you are interested in and when attaching document, select "Transportation Letter" as Attachment Type. If you already attached your documents and used a different Attachment Type identification, re-attach and select "Transportation Letter".
  3. Attach one letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, counselor, religious leader, or employer (two letters are required if GPA is below 2.8).  In the Supplemental Question regarding Letter of Recommendation, MTC's contact information is provided.

NOTE: You are basically creating an account, creating an application, selecting a position to apply for and attaching your application to the position and attaching required documents for that position (Transportation Letter).


Each year MTC sponsors a High School Internship Program. The purpose of the program is to introduce high school students (in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade) to career opportunities in the field of transportation, to show them how public transportation agencies play an overall part in the community, county, and regional transportation operations, and to provide MTC’s transportation partners (such as traffic engineers at city and county public works departments or planners at transit agencies) with assistance.

The program was conceived of by MTC's Minority Citizens Advisory Committee to encourage young people who might not otherwise consider a career in transportation to do so. Students of all races and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


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.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is a regional transportation-planning agency created by the California State legislature pursuant to Government Code § 66500 et seq. to provide coordinated transportation development for the nine-county Bay Area.