Transit Internships - 2019 College Internship Program

San Mateo County Transit District - San Carlos, CA


2019 College Internship Program

Salary: $18 per hour 320 hours maximum

This position closes on Friday, March 1, 2019.

The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.

SamTrans is seeking college interns to join a mission to move people through San Mateo County. Our program prepares interns to enter the professional world through opportunities to develop hard and soft skills by working closely with a team to support ongoing transit projects and efforts. If you are curious about what it takes to move 32 million people last year to their jobs, homes, and large gatherings using our Caltrain, SamTrans, and Redi-Wheels service, join the 2019 SamTrans College Internship Program.

About this year’s program:

  • Starting Mid-June - August 2019
  • Salary is $18 per hour 320 hours maximum
  • Internships are available in our following departments:
  • Bus Operations
  • Communications
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Grants
  • Information Technology
  • Planning
  • Rail Operations
  • Rail Planning
  • Safety & Security
  • Strategic Initiatives
  • Transportation Authority
  • Treasury & Revenue

Minimum Requirement:

  • Entering Fall semester as a Junior/Senior or as a graduate student at an accredited school.
  • Must be able to work at least 30 hours per week

To find more detailed descriptions of these internships and apply, please visit our website at, and follow the related application instructions.

Questions? Contact SamTrans HR Office at (650) 508-6308

The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Internship

Salary: $18.00 /hour


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)