Planning Intern

LAVTA on freeway with other traffic

Planning Intern

Salary range

$16.00/HR - $20.00/HR

Post date


Application deadline

The role:

Intern reports directly to the LAVTA Senior Transit Planner, and coordinates with all LAVTA Personnel and LAVTA’s Operations Contractor. LAVTA provides interns with guidance on projects and tasks, the opportunity to attend staff and committee meetings, and provides the necessary tools (e.g. computer, work station, etc.) for interns to complete assignments. This Planning Internship’s learning opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyze performance and operational data, including: farebox reports, marketing surveys, onboard surveys, origin/destination surveys, operations management reports, financial reports, census data
  • Collect original data, such as passenger counts, on-board surveys, and field surveys
  • Respond to queries from the public and other stakeholders
  • Review technical documents and translate them into user friendly documents
  • Collect external information about area schools and special events
  • Assist with bus stop data and bus stop development
  • Provide monitoring and support of bus operations
  • Assist with short- and long-range service planning
  • Assisting with marketing and customer outreach activities


  • Intern timecard (weekly)
  • Monthly report of work performed

WAGE:                                  $16.00/HR – $20.00/HR


Non-Exempt, Part-Time Temporary Position
As a temporary position, it is not eligible for benefits
Position limited to 20 hours or less per week
Open until filled.



  • Planning on pursuing a career in transportation, geography, urban/regional planning, or a related field
  • Currently enrolled at a college or university, part-time or full-time, as an undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application submission; a recent graduate may also be considered
  • Must have excellent reading, writing, comprehension and editing skills
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 16 hours and a maximum of 20 hours per week, during LAVTA’s regular business hours (8:00AM-5:00PM) Monday – Friday; work is primarily in-office with occasional field tasks assigned
  • High School Diploma

Highly desirable:

  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, Access, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Transportation planning project or other work experience

Submit resume and cover letter to the attention of Tony McCaulay.  Note that this position is open until filled. Documents may be submitted via:
Email:; or
Mail: LAVTA, 1362 Rutan Dr., Suite 100, Livermore, CA 94551; or
FAX: 925.443.1375

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