Intern eligibility & how to apply

Eligibility requirements

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
     

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.

Term Dates of Term Applications Open
Summer 2021 May 24, 2021 -
August 6, 2021
January 2021
Yearlong (Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Winter/Spring 2022) May 24, 2021 -
April 29, 2022
January 2021

Accepting applications for Summer 2021 and year-long internships (Summer 2021 – Winter/Spring 2022)

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. 

Administration

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

Communications
Frequently Requested Majors: Communications, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Journalism
 
Finance
Frequently Requested Majors: Finance, Accounting, Economics
 
Infrastructure
Frequently Requested Majors: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
 
Law
Frequently Requested Majors: Law, Pre-Law
  
Planning
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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Questions?

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.)