2020 Summer Youth Teaching Intern


: $68,380.00 - $106,140.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

You might be thinking, 'What opportunities does CTA have for students with my degree and credentials?'
You may be surprised to learn that we hire interns with a diverse skill set and a multitude of majors. In fact, we hire students in good academic standing with a variety of degrees that you may not have expected, and we want to consider you for available opportunities!
Interns at CTA work in a range of departments including:
  • Administration Departments ranging from Diversity/EEO, Human Resources, Training and Workforce Development and more
  • Board and President’s Office
  • Communications
  • Finance and Purchasing
  • Infrastructure
  • Law
  • Legislative Affairs and Government and Community Relations
  • Safety and Security
  • Technology
  • Transit Operations
Our internships are project-based; therefore, the skills that we seek vary based on the needs of the projects during each term. All majors are welcome to apply, but please see education experience/requirements for specifics about what disciplines each internship project is seeking.
Internships are part-time (15 hours a week) during the school year and full-time (40 hours a week) during the summer.
In this role within the unit, interns will:
  • Support the Chicago Transit Authority’s 2020 One Summer Chicago high school internship program by leading virtual programming with youth participants; develop and implement curriculum to meet program goals; prepare lesson materials and activities, manage the classroom/participants and engagement, and evaluate and give feedback to students; create and provide a safe, thriving, and respectful virtual environment for all participants.

  • The CTA engages over 150 high school students in the summer internship program by providing professional development and exposure to careers in the transportation industry.

Job Requirements:
Educational Experience/Requirements:
Minimum Level of Education: Undergraduate Junior
Preferred Major(s): Education, preferred. Course work in education, psychology, sociology, social work with classroom experience encouraged to apply. Enrollment in a teaching credential/certificate/license program is a plus.

Physical Requirements:
The demands associated with the normal office environment
Light physical activity, including walking outdoors and climbing stairs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Classroom facilitation and teaching experience with high school age students required
Familiarity with remote or online “blended” learning environment with youth
Experience with video conferencing and online classroom platforms
Ability to build relationships effectively and professionally with teams and students
Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills
Highly developed oral and written communication skills
Experience developing and implementing curriculum
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Strong project management skills

Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.

Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.


No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact arc@transitchicago.com prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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