CTA - Chicago Transit Authority

Intern Eligibility & How to Apply

Eligibility requirements

College Undergraduate & Graduate Students:

How to apply

Please refer to the following table for the recruitment schedule. To receive program updates and notices on specific dates to apply, send an email to internship@transitchicago.com and we will add you to our internship mailing list.
Term Dates of Term Applications Open
Winter/Spring 2018
January 8, 2018 to May 11, 2018
October 2017


Now accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2018


CTA offers paid, part-time internships during the  Winter/Spring term. Full-time college and graduate level students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Our projects change every term, so even if you have applied before, we encourage you to apply again!

The application period for the Winter/Spring term will be open in October and the interviewing process will begin in December.

To apply to an internship, review the list of departments below to find where you would be a best fit, then apply online.  Select “Internship” from the Professional Area menu and find the Job Posting that most closely matches your area of study. You may apply to as many departments for which you feel eligible. 

Frequently Requested Majors: Human Resources, Business Management, Data Analytics, Psychology, Sociology, Information Technology, Library Science, Political Science, Public Policy
Frequently Requested Majors: Communications, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Journalism
Frequently Requested Majors: Finance, Accounting, Economics
Frequently Requested Majors: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Frequently Requested Majors: Law, Pre-Law
Frequently Requested Majors:  Urban Planning, Geography, Transportation
Transit Operations
Frequently Requested Majors: Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, Supply Chain and Logistics



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Send us an e-mail at internship@transitchicago.com if you have any questions! (Please do not mail resumes here, as we won't be able to accept them. Apply online here during the application periods.) 


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