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2024-2025 Yearlong Labor Relations Intern

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Off-cycle Internship

Legal, People, HR & Administration‚ÄĘChicago


  • Chicago Transit Authority is the second largest transit system in the country! Our college internship program offers summer and year-long internships that provide students with valuable work experience, professional development, and mentorship. Students receive exposure to the discipline of the workplace and are guided by subject matter experts who assist them in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to perform in today‚Äôs technically demanding careers. Interns at CTA work in a range of departments across the authority.  
  • Our internships are project-based; therefore, the skills that we seek vary based on the needs of the projects during each term. All majors are welcome to apply, but please see education experience/requirements for specifics about what disciplines each internship project is seeking.


  • Educational Experience/Requirements:
  • Preferred Major(s): Business, Human Resources, Law
  • Preferred Level of Education: College sophomore and above
  • Required enrollment status: Full-time (as defined by your academic institution) in a degree program at an accredited college or university
  • Physical Requirements:
  • The demands associated with the normal office environment
  • Must be able to comply with office policy to work on-site twice per week
  • Light physical activity, including walking outdoors and climbing stairs
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Good project management skills

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

People, HR & Administration


  • In this role within the General Counsel department‚Äôs Labor Relations unit, interns will:
  • Assist the department in administration of grievance, arbitration, and negotiation process to help Labor Relations meet deadlines as stated in Union/CTA Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • Prepare analysis for department needs.
  • Research complex areas around Labor Relations (such as prior arbitration decisions) for the CTA.
  • Assist with investigation of grievances and provide necessary administration support including reviewing and summarizing arbitration awards, settlement agreements, and organizing files as needed.


Work type

Part time

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