Hiring initiatives

Interested in coming on board? Here are some of our ongoing hiring initiatives.

Part Time Bus Operators

Interested in driving a bus for CTA? You can begin your career as a Part-Time Bus Operator.

We value our veterans

CTA is committed to hiring qualified veterans. We value the leadership, intuition, technical skills, and dedication these men and women demonstrated while serving and can bring to our organization. Learn more on our veteran hiring initiatives page.

Second Chance Program

The Second Chance Program offers candidates with barriers to employment an opportunity with our Bus or Railcar Servicers groups. This valuable work experience may better position candidates for a meaningful full-time career. The Second Chance program is offered in partnership with the City of Chicago, the Department of Family and Support Services and social service agencies. To learn more about eligibility requirements and find contact information for social service agency partners, visit our Second Chance Program page.

Internship program

Our paid internship program is open to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of academic backgrounds. Find opportunities that fit your field of study, including logistics, transit operations, engineering, technology management, planning and scheduling, human resources, and purchasing. Visit our Internship Program page for more information.

Legal internship program

Our paid legal internship program grants current law students the opportunity to practice law under the supervision and mentorship of a CTA attorney. Our legal interns have taken depositions, represented the agency in arbitrations, presented motions in court, researched and drafted legal memoranda, and reviewed contracts. visit our Legal Internship Program page for more information.

High School Cooperative (Co-Op) training program 

Our paid Co-Op training program provides valuable work experience for bright and enthusiastic Chicago-area juniors and seniors through the following partnering agencies: Amandla Charter School, Glenwood Academy and Urban Alliance. Co-Op participants support department administration and are placed on special project teams. Visit our High School Co-Op Program page for more information.


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