High School Internship Program

The application deadline for the Summer 2014 High School Internships around San Francisco Bay Area counties has closed on Sunday, March 16th. We are no longer accepting additional applications at this time. However, recommendation letters from teachers, counselors, school administrators, church leaders, past employers or others deemed qualified can send the recommendation directly to the InternCoordinator@mtc.ca.gov or fax to 510-817-5848.

Internship program will begin with orientation on Thursday, June 19. All applications will be reviewed and internship positions will be finalized in the coming weeks. During the months from April to May, you can expect to be contacted most likely by email of your application status and about next steps. Also, we recommend checking your application status on the governmentjobs web site. For more information, contact InternCoordinator@mtc.ca.gov or 510-817-5807.

Good luck all students. We look forward to your participation in the program.

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.