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February 14, 2012 > High School summer internship program

High School summer internship program

Submitted By Michelle Tan

The 2012 Metropolitan Transportation Commission High School Summer Internship Program is now open and accepting student applications online. Approximately 35 internships will be available throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. Applicant must live and go to school in the county the student is applying for.

The pay rate is $10.25 per hour. Each internship will last up to a maximum of 250 hours. Students may work full-time or part-time, for up to 10 weeks, between June 26 and August 31.

The purpose of the program is to:
* Promote interest in transportation as a potential career;
* Help students understand the role of transportation agencies in the community, county and region;
* Provide skill-building and enrichment opportunities during all phases of the program; and provide assistance to our partner transportation agencies.

Interested tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students are invited to apply now.

To apply:
Complete the online application.
Attach a page that describes in your own words a transportation problem in your community and explains what you think could be done to resolve the matter.
Also attach one letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, counselor, religious leader or employer (two letters are required if GPA is below 2.8).

Deadline for students to apply is March 8.

For a listing of internship opportunities or application form, go to

For program requirements and information, call (510) 817-5807 or visit

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