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College Intern - Graphic Design/Employee Programs

OCTA's Emerging Professionals Intern Program is a year-round paid student/intern program. You will gain real world work experience on meaningful projects under the guidance of transportation professional. You will have the opportunity to use problem solving, communication and decision-making skills as you gain valuable work experience. You will also work with a mentor and benefit from career counseling.
As an Emerging Professional, you will be exposed to OCTA's career opportunities in the transportation industry. You will gain deeper awareness of transportation's many facets through your OCTA orientation, projects and teams, and internal networking.
Under direct supervision, assist project managers in preparation of plans and specifications, cost estimation, and construction inspection, as well as other duties to support the department.
The interview/hiring process will result in an eligibility list to fill current and/or future openings through April 30, 2019.
The pay range is from $14.00 - $17.00 per hour depending on your education level. This position is not eligible for employee benefits. The work schedule will consist of approximately 20 hours a week, not to exceed 1,000 hours within a continuous 12 month period.
This application deadline for this position is Tuesday, October 16, 2018.


This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job.

•Design flyers, digital signage, and other alternative marketing materials as needed for internal communication. 
•Promote and participate in employee events, activities, and fundraising.
•Send out and/or publish internal communications via flyers, email, intranet, and digital signage. 

Knowledge of:

•High level of proficiency in computer skills including Adobe Suite products: Illustrator, InDesign, and PhotoShop.
•Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).

Ability to:

•Display exceptional communication skills, including writing and proofreading. 
•Design flyers, digital signage and other communication pieces. 
•Provide excellent customer service to our internal clients.
•Be independent and self-motivated with excellent organizational skills.


•Currently a full-time college student, Junior, Senior or Graduate, attending a four-year university or college, with an emphasis in Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or related field.
•Must be a full-time student maintaining a 2.5 GPA.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Effective organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
•Intern must conduct themselves in a professional manner.
•Ability to work outside of normal business hours, including weekends, for employee events.

Working Conditions/ Physical Activities:
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. OCTA provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Positions in this class typically require:
·        Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.
·        Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.
·        Positions in this class typically require: Reaching, Fingering, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.

Application and Selection Process:

For further information about this exciting career opportunity and to apply online, please visit our website at:
We are unable to accept resumes in lieu of an online application. OCTA does not sponsor H1B or other work visas. For additional information, please contact the Employment Office at (714) 560-5600.


The above statements are intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

OCTA is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.