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:
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
Whatever your interest, the MTA has opportunities for you. They are looking for interns to work on projects in:
- Communications and Marketing
- Mechanical engineering
- Business Administration
- Information Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Human Resources
- Labor Relations
- Public Administration
- Urban Planning
- Video Productions/Film/Photography
- And so much more!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Employer Relationship Manager