A paid internship at the MTA NYC Transit? Yes, please.

Want to know how to become an intern at the MTA NYC Transit?

The MTA NYC Transit has between 200-500 internships at any given time – tons of opportunities!  These are paid internships that will allow you to gain professional experience, meet people in your desired area of work, and get a foot in the door at a highly reputable organization, which can (and has in the past with Mercy College students) lead to a full time job after graduation.

The agency “values the energy, knowledge and fresh ideas that students provide”.  Here’s a quick video on what kind of an impact you can have on your community by being a part of the MTA NYC Transit:

Company Culture:

New York City Transit has a rich culture rooted in 110 years of servicing NYC.  They are driven by the following values:

  • Safety – the well-being of employees and customers is paramount
  • Respect – treat all people with fairness and dignity
  • Accountability – they do what they say and take responsibility for their actions
  • Innovation – they think ahead to stay at the forefront of their industry
  • Integrity –  they are honest and communicate with transparency

Internship Areas:

Whatever your interest, the MTA has opportunities for you. They are looking for interns to work on projects in:

  • Communications and Marketing
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Business Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Graphics
  • Human Resources
  • Journalism
  • Labor Relations
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Urban Planning
  • Video Productions/Film/Photography
  • And so much more!

Application Process:

The application process for any MTA NYC Transit internships is a little different than most.  First, you must apply on Career Maverick: Job I.D. 19135.  Once you apply, you will receive an email from me, Sara Shepherd, with further document requests.  I will need a copy of your unofficial transcript and your course schedule, which you can pull from Mercy Connect.

Once I receive your information, I will submit it to the MTA Internship Portal.  The HR folks at the MTA know that you are a Mercy College student, your G.P.A., your major, etc.  You will receive an email from studentprograms@nyct.com with internship portal login instructions.  Once you login, you can officially apply for internships!  Note: internships are referred to as “Aides” on their site, you may apply for up to 12, but you must do so all at once.

Don’t forget to setup a mock interview with your Career Community leader!  Practice makes perfect.

Best Regards,

Sara Shepherd

Employer Relationship Manager

Mercy College


By Sara Shepherd
Sara Shepherd Employer Relationship Manager, Career and Professional Development Sara Shepherd