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 Provides

  • Meaningful Work / Project Experiences
  • College Credit (where applicable - an internship does not guarantee course hours)
  • Professional & Career Development
  • Endless Learning Possibilities

Qualifications / Eligibility 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

  • Orientation.
    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 networking begin.
  • Valuable Work Assignments.
    Interns hit 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 Tours.
    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.

Internship Opportunities

  • Audit
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Finance
  • Government Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Marketing & Corporate Communications
  • Office of Innovation
  • Operations
  • Planning
  • Police
  • 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.

Apply now.

Contact Information

Human Resources, Organization Development at 713-652-4387


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.