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2024-2025 Yearlong Quality Inspections Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • The candidate must be a college sophomore or above majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Industrial Engineering. They should have strong Microsoft Office and computer skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, good analytical and critical thinking abilities, strong organizational skills with attention to detail, and be proficient in AutoCAD. The candidate should also be able to lift up to 50 pounds, walk or sit for extended periods of time, and comply with working on-site twice per week.
  • The candidate will be responsible for approving/rejecting safety critical materials, digitizing and sorting historical data, creating digital files, and problem solving within the Infrastructure department's Quality Inspections unit.

Off-cycle Internship



  • 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’s 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): Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering
  • 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
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Walking or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Good project management skills
  • Computer proficient in AutoCAD
  • Proficient in math skills

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • In this role within the Infrastructure department’s Quality Inspections unit, interns will:
  • Approve/reject safety critical materials necessary for use in the authority's day to day operations.
  • Assist in digitizing and sorting historical department data and creating digital files of archival retention.
  • Problem solve with proven methodical analysis.


Work type

Part time

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