Chicago, Illinois

You might be thinking, "What opportunities does CTA have for students with my degree and credentials?"

You may be surprised to learn that we hire interns with a diverse skill set and a multitude of majors. In fact, we hire students in good academic standing with a variety of degrees that you may not have expected, and we want to consider you for available opportunities!

Interns at CTA work in a range of departments including:

  • Administration Departments ranging from Diversity/EEO, Human Resources, Training and Workforce Development and more

  • Board and President’s Office

  • Communications

  • Finance and Purchasing

  • Infrastructure

  • Law

  • Legislative Affairs and Government and Community Relations

  • Safety and Security

  • Technology

  • Transit Operations

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.

Internships are part-time (15 hours a week) during the school year and full-time (40 hours a week) during the summer.

In this role within the Data Analytics unit, interns will:

  • Maintain and improve upon internal data processes that allow CTA to efficiently make decisions.

  • Help to replace older modules and create new modules to increase resilience of technical models that provides increased insight for our managers.

Educational Experience/Requirements:

Minimum Level of Education: Undergraduate Junior

Preferred Major(s): Computer Science, Data Science, Transportation, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering

Physical Requirements:

The demands associated with the normal office environment

Light physical activity, including walking outdoors and climbing stairs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills

Good oral and written communication skills

Good analytical and critical thinking skills

Good organizational skills with attention to detail

Good project management skills

Proficiency in any general purpose programming language (Python or R preferred)

Knowledge of statistics

Familiarity of public transit systems (preferred)

Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.

Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.


No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.

Chicago, Illinois

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