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Summer College Intern - Public Outreach

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need to be a full-time college student pursuing a degree in Communication, Political Science, or Marketing. Maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students is required. Must submit most recent college transcript.
  • You will support public outreach initiatives, plan events, educate the community on OCTA services, provide logistical support, and manage multiple projects efficiently.

Off-cycle Internship



  • OCTA's Summer College Intern Program is a ten-week paid student/intern program. You will gain real world work experience on meaningful projects under the guidance of transportation professional. You will have the opportunity to use problem solving, communication and decision-making skills as you gain valuable work experience.
  • As a Summer College Intern, you will be exposed to OCTA's career opportunities in the transportation industry. You will gain deeper awareness of transportation's many facets through your OCTA orientation, projects and teams, and internal networking.
  • Under direct supervision, students will perform a variety of professional, entry-level duties to obtain practical experience related to their major field of study and interest, and the sponsoring department's current business operations within OCTA and the Transportation Industry. Employment will be full-time, approximately 40 hours per week, for the duration of the ten-week program.
  • This opportunity will provide valuable support to the Public Outreach department in the variousinitiatives towards enhancing the public’s understanding of OCTA services, projects and programs.During this program, the intern will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the departmentstaff to attend and assist with community meetings and other public events.


  • Interest in:
  • Learning the principles and practices of the public outreach field
  • Learning about methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used in outreach.
  • Ability to:
  • Perform entry-level professional work
  • Acquire increasingly complex and technical knowledge and skills
  • Assume progressively responsible duties
  • Requirements to qualify for the Summer College Intern Program are as follows:
  • College students must be enrolled full-time in a two or four-year college program, at an accredited college or university, and follow a course of study leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Students that graduate with their bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in the fall of 2023 or the spring of 2024, are eligible.
  • College students enrolled full-time and pursuing a master’s degree from an accredited college.
  • Desirable degree program for this assignment is Communication Political Science, Leadership Developement, Marketing or related discipline.
  • Special Qualifications:
  • College students pursuing a course of study leading to an undergraduate degree must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better.
  • College students pursuing a course of study leading to a graduate degree must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Must submit most recent college transcript.

Area of Responsibilities



  • Supports the Public Outreach department’s mission of enhancing the public’s understandingof OCTA services, projects and programs.
  • Plans, attends and assists the Public Outreach team in the execution of public events.
  • Assists department staff with educating, informing and building consensus throughcommunity outreach activities and tactics.
  • Provide logistical support for events and community meetings.
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines utilizing effective organizationalskills.


Work type

Full time

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