Internships at METRO
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is pleased to publicize its summer internship program. If you are a college student or recent graduate and you are looking for interesting work, you should consider joining METRO’s team as an intern. We love to employ aspiring and inspiring adults who want to gain professional experience and work on challenging projects that are necessary to the day-to-day operation of this first-class transit Agency. Explore this page to learn about the program and how you can apply.
METRO’s internship is a nine-week program during
the summer months, offering up to a 40-hour work
week, with flexible schedule and work hours based
on the department and the intern’s needs.
The METRO internship program starts on every first Monday in June and runs through the last Friday in July or the first Friday in August. Please check with your college or university to find out if the METRO internship satisfies any of your school's requirements. The number of METRO internship openings varies, depending on
the department’s need. METRO has several facilities throughout the Houston area. Our corporate office is located at 1900 Main St. in downtown Houston, Texas 77002. All METRO interns will receive a METRO Q® Fare Card to take advantage of free
bus and rail service during employment.
METRO’s Summer Internship Program
- Meaningful Work / Project Experiences
- College Credit
(where applicable - an internship does not guarantee
- Professional & Career Development
- Endless Learning Possibilities
Requirements for Interns
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited
educational institution and have successfully
completed 24 credit hours, or
- Must be enrolled in a graduate program, or a recent graduate (within 1 year)
- Must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale
What to Expect During Your Internship
Begin the summer journey
with an in-depth introduction to the agency,
from learning the history of the Authority to
hearing about the inner operations of many
departments. Meet other interns and let the
- Valuable Work Assignments.
the ground running after discussing various
summer work projects with their managers,
meeting their summer co-workers and
discovering other job duties with which you
will be asked to assist. Having the opportunity
to learn from others and working with many
different individuals are just two of the benefits
of the program.
- Professional Development & Facility
Interns tour several METRO facilities,
both bus and rail, they also tour TranStar –
the facility that provides transportation and
emergency management services to the
greater Houston region. In addition, you have
the opportunity to participate in professional
development training and workshops to build
transferable skills, as well as learn techniques
for networking, interviewing, using social media
for job search and much more.
- Lunch and Learns.
Interns attend several
lunchtime sessions to hear from senior-level
leaders, fellow employees and former interns
– some who have become full-time METRO
employees. You will even have lunch with the
CEO, the perfect chance to ask those burning
questions about work and career development.
- Customer Service
- Facilities Maintenance
- Government Affairs
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Marketing & Corporate Communications
- Office of Innovation
- Procurement & Materials
- Public Affairs
- Public Safety
- Real Estate & Property Management
- Ridership & Client Services
- State of Good Repair
NOTE: These departments may request interns depending
on departmental needs.
Open positions are posted on college and
university career websites and professional
organization career websites from February - April.
Human Resources, Organization Development at 713-652-4387
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.