OCTA's Emerging Professionals Intern Program is a year-round 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. You will also work with a mentor and benefit from career counseling.
As an Emerging Professional, 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, you will perform a variety of professional entry-level duties related to your major field of study and the sponsoring department's current business operations.
The interview/hiring process will result in an eligibility list to fill current and/or future openings through December 31st, 2018.
The pay range is from $14.00 - $17.00 per hour depending on your education level. This position is not eligible for employee benefits. The work schedule will consist of approximately 20 hours a week, not to exceed 1,000 hours within a continuous 12 month period.
The application deadline for this position is Thursday, July 26, 2018.
This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job.
Assist the Public Information office team in writing press releases, developing message points and researching inquiries from reporters.
Responsible for updating media contacts, calendars and compiling and sending out daily media report.
Prepares press kits and assists with press conferences, presentations/PowerPoints, and event planning.
Performing other duties as assigned.
AP writing style
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Power Point and social media.
Design/photo experience preferred.
Display a can-do attitude and team spirit.
Perform entry-level professional work.
Effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.
Assume progressively responsible duties.
Write at a business professional level, research and analyze data, and critique professional documents.
Acquire increasingly complex and technical knowledge and skills.
Currently a full-time college student enrolled in a two-year or four-year college program and following a course of study leading to a Bachelor's or Master's degree, with emphasis in journalism, communications, public relations, or a related field.
Must be a full-time student maintaining a 2.5 GPA.
Intern must conduct themselves in a professional manner.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Effective organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
Working Conditions/Physical Activities:
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. OCTA provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).
Positions in this class typically require:
Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.
Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.
Positions in this class typically require: Reaching, Fingering, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.
Application and Selection Process:
This position will remain open until Thursday, July 26, 2018. For further information about this exciting career opportunity and to apply online, please visit our website at:
We are unable to accept resumes in lieu of an online application. OCTA does not sponsor H1B or other work visas. For additional information, please contact the Employment Office at (714) 560-5600.
The above statements are intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
OCTA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and ensures that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Internal Number: 2018-1949
About Orange County Transportation Authority
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Orange County’s primary transportation agency. It’s our job to develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance the quality of life and keep Orange County moving. Operating in a 798 square-mile area, we serve more than 3 million residents in 34 cities and unincorporated areas. Our responsibilities extend to all forms of transportation, including bus and paratransit service, Metrolink commuter rail service, planned future rail, including street cars, the 91 Express Lanes Toll Road, freeway, street and road improvement projects, motorist services and regulating taxi operations. OCTA has been recognized for excellence in the public transportation industry by the American Public Transportation Association, and has been honored with awards from local and national organizations for our transportation improvements. OCTA’s core values consist of integrity, teamwork, communication customer focus and can-do spirit.