Long Beach Transit

  • College Intern - Government Relations

  • Overview

    Long Beach Transit’s (LBT) College Internship Program is a year-round, paid internship program for undergraduate and graduate students. The Intern will gain real-world work experience on meaningful projects under the guidance of transportation professionals. The Intern will have the opportunity to use problem-solving, communication and decision-making skills to gain valuable experience. The Intern will also work with a mentor for assistance, along with working with various departments to enhance a career path.


    As an emerging professional, the Intern will be exposed to LBT’s career opportunities in the public transportation industry. The Intern will gain a deeper awareness of many facets of transportation through LBT’s orientation sessions, cross-departmental projects and teams, as well as internal networking.


    GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the guidance of the Government Relations, Capital Planning, and Grants Manager—the Intern will directly assist in representing the interests of LBT while coordinating programs with federal, state, regional and local elected and administrative officials and their offices.


    • Assists in monitoring local, regional, state and federal legislation and regulations that may impact the organization’s operations, transportation funding and processes
    • Attends meeting with community groups, city planning groups, regional agency working groups, municipal transit operators, and federal, state, and regional committees in support of the Government Relations Department pertaining to relevant issues affecting LBT
    • Tracks issues that may impact LBT and develops written material explaining the impact of the issues
    • Assists in the research and development of grant opportunities for discretionary funding
    • Supports the building of collaborative relationships with key community, business and government organizations representing LBT
    • Assists with monitoring legislation and legislative committees
    • Assists with policy campaigns, communications projects and community/partnerships engagement plans
    • Tracks and helps coordinate event participation and external engagements
    • Disseminates to various LBT departments, as appropriate, the information, plans, input and concerns expressed by groups with which liaison is maintained
    • Contributes to the preparation of LBT’s quarterly newsletter
    • Contributes to the preparation of the department’s legislative materials, overview materials, and other documents
    • Other duties may be assigned


    The successful candidate will be a full-time college student maintaining a 2.7 or above GPA for undergraduate students and a 3.0 GPA or above for graduate students and currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program, majoring in Political Science, Public Administration, Urban/City Planning, Communications or a related field. Familiarity with Adobe Suite preferred.


    NORMAL HIRING RANGE: $15.00 to $17.00/hour depending on education level. Part-time internship available to full-time college students; approximately 20 hours per week not to exceed up to 1,000 hours within a fiscal year. This position does not offer benefits. Participation in the internship program is not an offer of regular full-time or part-time employment with LBT, and it does not guarantee future employment with LBT.



    Apply online at www.ridelbt.com/careers. Online applications must include past work history and be fully completed to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.


    An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Successful candidate must pass agency physical, drug and alcohol examinations.

    Long Beach Transit, 1963 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90813


    Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. Long Beach Transit does not sponsor H-1B or other related work visas.



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