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Summer College Intern - Transportation Analysis

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must be a full-time college student pursuing a degree in Transportation Engineering or related discipline, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher (undergrad) or 3.0 (graduate), and submit your most recent college transcript.
  • You will assist with transportation analysis using OCTAM, develop networks and databases, prepare reports, analyze data, and support the Traffic Signal Synchronization Program. Gain valuable experience in technical analysis and research as a Summer College Intern.

Summer 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.
  • An internship in the Regional Modeling/Traffic Operations department offers an opportunity to gain real-world exposure to the dynamic fields of traffic engineering, travel demand modeling, and transportation data analysis. Whether you are pursuing a major in Traffic Engineering, Planning, or another applicable field, this internship welcomes individuals with strong analytical, problem-solving, communication, and decision-making skills. Interns can expect to delve into a range of tasks and projects, providing a comprehensive and hands-on experience within the transportation industry and OCTA. This opportunity not only contributes to personal and professional development but also fosters a deeper understanding of the complex and vital role the Regional Modeling/Traffic Operations department plays in shaping the transportation landscape.


  • Interest in:
  • Learning the principles and practices of transportation planning, travel demand modeling, and traffic engineering.
  • Learning the methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used in the transportation planning and traffic engineering field.
  • Ability to:
  • Perform entry-level professional work.
  • Acquire increasingly complex and technical knowledge and skills.
  • Assume progressively responsible duties
  • Qualifications:
  • 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 programs for this assignment are Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Planning, Economics, 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.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Learn about and assist with the Agency’s regional travel demand model, the Orange County Transportation Analysis Model (OCTAM) for use in transportation system projects and studies.
  • Help assist with the development of highway networks, transit networks, and demographic databases used by OCTAM, including the Orange County Projections data series4.
  • Learn about operational models in support of freeways, arterials, and signal operation projects and studies.
  • Help prepare and make reports and presentations about the technical analysis related to regional travel demand and operational model results and analyses to project groups.
  • Learn about and assist with Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program.
  • Key assistance includes data input with GIS, review of traffic counts, lane geometry, and intersection level of service calculations.
  • Conduct basic technical analysis and research using mathematical, statistical, and related methods, including analyzing large datasets to produce meaningful insights.


Work type

Full time

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