COMTO’s Careers In Transportation for Youth (CITY) Internship Program provides minority college students with a unique opportunity to gain professional and practical experience in the transportation industry. The CITY Intern program, designed by industry professionals, seeks to prepare the best and brightest youth to become leaders, decision makers, and change agents in the industry.
The CITY Intern Program is a 10-week paid internship open to rising college juniors, seniors, and first year graduate students from all academic disciplines. The program is designed to develop interns' professional and teamwork skills, and provide opportunities for leadership and decision-making. Interns are paired with a local COMTO mentor, and placed at a public transportation agency or private company doing business in transportation, where they will explore a variety of transportation-related career opportunities. Interns will also attend COMTO's National Meeting and Training Conference for an intensive leadership training seminar in July. Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This program is overseen by the CITY Program Committee.
2017 CITY Program Flyer [PDF].
To become a CITY Intern host or program sponsor, please contact Brandi Williams at email@example.com.
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- 36-40 hours per week work schedules
- $15.00 per hour (or more, as determined by Internship Host) bi-weekly stipend
- Bi-weekly transportation stipend
- Transportation, lodging, and meals at National Meeting & Training Conference
- Interns will be placed at public transportation agencies or private businesses located in a city of a COMTO Chapter office.
- Applicants will be notified of the placement agency or company if selected for an interview.
- Former public agency placements include LA Metro, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, and Chicago Transit Authority; former private sector placements include AECOM, First Transit, and SYSTRA.
No housing is available. Interns must reside in, or attend school in, the internship area to be eligible. Former CITY Interns may apply if they meet eligibility requirements, but will not receive preferential consideration. Applicants may apply to no more than 2 internship locations.
2017 SUBMISSION & NOTIFICATION TIMELINE*
- Application open: January 19, 2017
- Application deadline: April 23, 2017
- Application review and applicant interviews: April 10-May 15, 2017
- Applicant notification: May 20, 2017
- Internship dates: June 5 - August 11, 2017
- COMTO National Meeting & Training Conference in Detroit, MI: July 14 - 17, 2017
*Dates are subject to change.
- Must be a US citizen
- Must belong to an underrepresented or minority group
- Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher education
- Must be enrolling as a college junior, senior, or first year graduate student in the coming Fall academic term at an accredited institution of higher education
- Must have, and show proof of, a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
- Must be able to successfully pass a background check
- Must reside or attend school in the internship area
- Must be available to travel to, and participate in, National Meeting & Training Conference July 14-17, 2017 in Detroit, MI