Employee Type: Intern/Temporary Employee
Reports to: Deputy Director for Planning, with day-to-day supervision by a Senior Transportation Planner or Transportation Planner.
Availability: Candidates may be considered for full- and/or part-time internships. Interns should be available to work at least 16 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12 week period of time.
Minimum Qualifications: Strong interest in urban transportation planning is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Proficiency with ArcGIS, database management, graphic design software, statistical analysis, and/or web page design is desired.
Skills and Abilities: Standard transportation planning principles, methods, and processes; basic research methods, survey design, and database management techniques; ability to interpret data using appropriate planning methods and statistical techniques; familiarity with land use planning methods; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to prepare and present written reports and recommendations.
Additional relevant skills and abilities are also encouraged. These include experience with travel demand modeling, traffic modeling, project funding, and/or civil engineering.
The Authority's Planning Division leads a wide variety of innovative transportation planning studies and policy analyses. The Planning staff is currently developing the San Francisco Transportation Plan, the city's multimodal transportation plan and investment policy for the next 25 years. Our work program also includes multiple bus rapid transit projects, area and corridor studies across San Francisco's diverse neighborhoods, projects to advance transportation demand management and pricing programs, and policy and funding development.
Training and Experience: Prospective interns should have completed at least one semester in a relevant graduate level discipline (e.g. transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering).