The Internship Experience at CTA
CTA is proud to offer internships to high-performing undergraduate and graduate students. CTA internships allow students to gain hands-on, real-world experience at the nation's second largest public transportation system. Interns will gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to excel in today’s demanding workplace.
Interns work on a wide range of projects and special assignments based on the needs and goals of their department. Interns are paid anywhere from $11 to $16 per hour, depending on their education level. Interns can work up to 20 hours per week during the school year and up to 40 hours per week during summer and school breaks.
While CTA has many general administration internships, the agency is placing particular emphasis on interns who have—or would like to gain—technical skills in logistics, transportation, engineering, technology management, planning and scheduling, and purchasing.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
College Undergraduate & Graduate Students:
- Enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credit hours for undergraduate and 6 credit hours for graduate-level) in a degree program at an accredited college or university
- Eligible to work in the United States
- Possess the skills and minimum requirements outlined in the nature of the project, primary responsibilities, and level of educational requirements
Previous internships available were in the fields of: Engineering (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, construction), technology management, information technology, telecommunications, strategic planning, scheduling & service planning, safety and emergency preparedness, human resources, employee relations, purchasing & supply chain, public affairs/media relations, budget and accounting.
Qualified candidates for the Undergraduate/Graduate Internship Program are encouraged to apply by:
- Submit a copy of the following supporting documentation to email@example.com, indicating the internship of interest in the subject field:
- Cover letter expressing specific department/program interests
- Current official or unofficial school transcript and school schedule
- Or, mail your documents to:
Coordinator, Training Programs & Quality Assurance
Learning & Support Unit, 4th Floor
Chicago Transit Authority
567 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60661