Chicago Transit Authority 2018 Summer Internship Program - Planning in Chicago, Illinois

Position Summary


You might be thinking, "What opportunities does CTA have for students with my degree and credentials?"

CTA is a perfect place for future Urban Planners!

We are currently hiring for full-time, temporary internships for the Summer 2018. Our internship opportunities are project based, which means interns are assigned to specific, real-world projects that create meaningful impact on CTA and its customers. Local and out-of-town students are eligible to apply; local students may have the opportunity to stay onboard part-time through May 2019 if their assigned project requires a longer commitment. If you are a Urban Planning, Geography, OR Transportation major, please consider applying to the Planning department!

Planning departments include:

  • Data Analytics
  • Scheduling and Service Planning
Primary duties and Responsibilities

Brief descriptions of some of the most current Planning intern projects are listed below:

  • Gain exposure to analytics behind the ridership group within Planning and be instrumental in the development of Ridership Intelligence for the company.
  • Assist AVAS Coordinator in the GPS collection of stop changes using a web-based map tool and incorporate in the AVAS System.


  • Urban Planning, Geography, Transportation

Educational Experience/Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Junior -- Graduate School

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting at least 75 lbs. and working in an office or warehouse environment
  • The demands associated with the normal office environment, including walking outdoors Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong ability to read and comprehend maps

  • Detail oriented

  • Experience with Excel, Access

  • Basic HTML, Javascript, Google Maps API a plus

  • Knowledge of general transit fundamentals, scheduling, and operations is desired

  • Familiarity with the streets of Chicago is preferred

Job Title: 2018 Summer Internship Program - Planning

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Job Type: Full-Time Temporary

Currency: USD

Amount of Travel: No Travel

Work At Home: No

Location and City: Chicago, IL

Department: Planning

Job: IRC12343