The City of Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) seeks to fill several internship positions. This internship will provide the successful candidate an opportunity to gain experience working in a fast-paced, progressive transportation department and develop the skills needed for a career in multimodal, mobility-focused transportation planning or public administration. OakDOT top priorities in the Strategic Plan include Equitable Jobs and Housing; Holistic Community Safety; Vibrant Sustainable Infrastructure, and Responsive Trustworthy Government.
Interns may work a maximum of 960 hours per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). The duration of the internship shall last no longer than 2 years and is predicated on concurrent enrollment in school. The successful candidate is expected to work 10-15 hours per week during the school year. The start date will be determined based on applicant availability and may occur as early as March 2020.
Interns may join one of the following work programs:
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Bicycle and Pedestrian Program (Plan Implementation and Design)
Capital Finance Planning
Communications & Community Engagement
Paving & Sidewalks
Planning & Project Development
Parking & Mobility
Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs
Traffic Capital Projects
Interns may be selected to focus on particular projects, such as
ADA Policy Development & Effective Communication
Curb Management Strategy
Equitable Capital Improvement Plan
Parklandish (Demand Responsive Parking)
Shared Mobility Equity and Engagement
East Oakland Community Based Transportation Plan
Grand Avenue Mobility Plan
Complete Streets planning efforts
Conceptual Design of Safety and Mobility Capital Projects
Applicants must be students currently enrolled in at least one class or returning to school imminently. Applicants from diverse degree programs (e.g. Undergraduate, Associate, Graduate, etc.) and all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Disciplines may include, but are not limited to, Communications, City and Regional Planning, Computer Science, Geography, Journalism, Public Administration, Public Policy, Ethnic Studies, Public Health, Public Relations, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Design or other interdisciplinary programs providing the requisite abilities.
An engineer intern must be currently enrolled in an engineering undergraduate program.
A student trainee must have at least a 2.5 GPA
A management intern must be currently enrolled in a Master's degree program.
The mission of the City of Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) is to envision, plan, build, operate, and maintain a transportation system for the City of Oakland--in partnership with local transit providers and other agencies--and to assure safe, equitable, and sustainable access and mobility for residents, businesses and visitors.