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Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Intern (Level 3) - Transit Division - SF Municipal Transportation Agency (5382)

Recruitment: REF17098N

Published: January 24, 2023

Accepting applications until: January 26, 2023


Margot Reed -

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Department: Municipal Transportation Agency
Job class: 5382-Student Design Trainee III, Arch, Engr, & Planning
Pay range: $38.375/hr - $38.375/hr
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Intern


The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA or “the agency”) connects San Franciscans with their communities to enhance the economy, environment and, ultimately, the quality of life in the city. As an agency within the City and County of San Francisco, the SFMTA is responsible for managing the city’s transportation network. The agency has more than 6,000 employees who are responsible for the management of all ground and some underground transportation in the city. The SFMTA has oversight over public transit, as well as bicycling, paratransit, parking and curb management, street operations, walking, and taxis.

    Role description

    The internship is open to students who will be returning to school in Fall 2023 or who will have graduated within 6 months of Spring 2023. Applicants must be pursuing or have completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related engineering discipline. The 5382 classification is open to applicants with prior internship experience with the City and County of San Francisco.

    Engineering interns within the Transit Division are responsible for assisting in parts approved equal process for trolleys and evaluating the E-bus pilot program.

    Engineering teams within the Transit Division include:
    o   Program Delivery and Support – Fleet Engineering

    The internship program offers weekly seminars and field trips for interns to learn about various parts of the Agency. Attendance is mandatory at these events. Interns will also participate in Pecha Kucha presentations at the end of the summer.

    The internship follows a 40-hour workweek, generally between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday to Friday. Work outside these hours may be required for fieldwork, outreach events, etc. Interns may be eligible for a flexible work schedule, subject to supervisor and division approval. Interns may work up to 1,040 hours in a fiscal year. Most intern positions will terminate at the end of summer; depending on the nature of the work, some positions may be eligible to continue into the school year, subject to supervisor and division approval.

    How to qualify

    Desired skills include critical thinking, attention to detail, communication, and teamwork. Desired software experience includes Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and/or Synchro. Students are encouraged to apply even if they do not have prior experience with these programs.

    What else should I know?

    Interns follow the same telecommuting requirements as all City employees, with a requirement to work onsite at least three days per week (subject to change). Work at the office, fieldwork, outreach events, and field trips all count toward the onsite work requirement.

    Intern salaries:  $37.4375/hr

    Interns will also have free access to Muni for the duration of their internship.

    CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

    The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.