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College Intern - Learning & Development

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  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • People, HR & Administration
  • Orange


  • Currently a full-time college student enrolled in a two-year or four-year college program and following a course of study leading to a Bachelor's or Master's degree, with an emphasis in Human Resources, Social Sciences or Communications.
  • Must be a full-time student maintaining a 2.5 GPA.
  • Intern must conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Interest in attending and planning public meetings/events.
  • Special qualifications:
  • A College Intern position is designed to give an interested college student professional and practical experience in their field. Employment will be part-time, approximately 20 hours per week, not to exceed 1,000 hours within a year.
  • Knowledge of:
  • Effective written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and AP style desired.
  • Basic training philosophy and human resources concepts.
  • Methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used in specialty area.
  • Ability to:
  • Work well virtually (on line) in a team environment.
  • Communicate exceptionally in person (virtually) and in writing.
  • Handle multiple projects and meet strict deadlines with attention to detail.
  • Ask questions when in doubt while using sound judgement to solve problems and get the job done.
  • Working Conditions/Physical Activities:
  • (The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. OCTA provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • Positions in this class typically require:
  • Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.
  • Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.
  • Positions in this class typically require: Reaching, Fingering, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.


  • This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job:
  • Perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of specific training initiatives.
  • Produce online training events in Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Adobe Connect.
  • Coordinate training materials and assist with data analysis.
  • Maintain learning system databases and run reports.


What kind of work experience will I gain as a College Intern in Learning & Development?

As a College Intern in Learning & Development, you will gain real world work experience on meaningful projects under the guidance of transportation professionals. You will have the opportunity to use problem solving, communication, and decision-making skills as you gain valuable work experience. You will also work with a mentor and benefit from career counseling.

What is the OCTA's Emerging Professionals Intern Program?

OCTA's Emerging Professionals Intern Program is a year-round paid student/intern program. It is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in the transportation industry, exposure to career opportunities within OCTA, and the chance to work on projects that contribute to the organization's current business operations.

What kind of duties will I be responsible for as an Emerging Professional?

As an Emerging Professional, you will perform a variety of professional entry-level duties related to your major field of study and the sponsoring department's current business operations. You will work under direct supervision and have the opportunity to contribute to projects that align with your skills and interests.

Will I have the opportunity to network with other professionals at OCTA?

Yes, as an Emerging Professional, you will have the opportunity to network with transportation professionals at OCTA through your orientation, projects, and team assignments. You will also be able to attend internal networking events and learn more about the different facets of the transportation industry.

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is Orange County’s primary transportation agency. OCTA was formed in 1991 through the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. A 17-member Board of Directors governs OCTA with the Caltrans District Director serving as the 18th member in an ex-officio capacity. OCTA Services Include: • Bus transit service • Metrolink rail service • 91 Express Lanes toll facility • Freeway improvements funding • Street and road improvements grants • Vanpool subsidies • Rideshare options