Intern eligibility & how to apply

Eligibility requirements

College Undergraduate & Graduate Students must:

  • Be 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
  • Be 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

How to apply

Please refer to the following table for the recruitment schedule. To receive program updates and notices on specific dates to apply, text CTACollege to 81411.

Project Type Term Dates Employment Type
Summer-Only Summer May 20, 2024 –
August 2, 2024​
​Full-time ​(40 hours)
Yearlong Summer, Fall, & Winter/​Spring  May 20, 2024 –
April 11, 2025
In summer: Full-time (40 hours)  In fall & winter/spring: Part-time (15 hours)

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

The application period for the summer term and yearlong opportunities will open in January and the interviewing process will begin early February. Applicants from across the country are eligible to apply!

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 positions for which you feel eligible. 


Frequently Requested Majors: Human Resources, Business Management, Data Analytics, Psychology, Sociology, Information Technology, Library Science, Political Science, Public Policy, Education

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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