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2024-2025 Yearlong Structural Engineering Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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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): Civil Engineering
  • Preferred Level of Education: College first-year 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
  • Long-distance walking
  • Able to carry inspection tools up to 20 pounds
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Good project management skills
  • Quality-oriented
  • Experience with AutoCAD, FEM analysis software such as SAP2000 or Staa, and calculation tools such as MathCAD

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • In this role within the Infrastructure department’s Structural unit, interns will:
  • Assist engineers with structural design and drafting.
  • Inspect existing structures and construction.
  • Ensure projects are within budget and scheduled.


Work type

Part time

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