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Posting Date April 15, 2014

Intern: Historic Preservation Associate


The Metra Internship Program provides an opportunity for college juniors, seniors and graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program at an accredited institution of higher education, to gain practical work experience. The internship program assigns students to projects related to their academic/educational field of study. Through the internship program, Metra provides students with the opportunity to explore careers in the transportation industry. Outcome/Goal Intern will integrate classroom learning with hands on experience with involvement in developing, updating, and verifying system-wide data and documentation relating to historic characteristics of Metra stations and other facilities. Duties Under the direction of Metra leadership and staff conduct on-site surveys of the architectural style, age, and condition of Metra stations and other facilities. Assemble preliminary assessment of historic significance for each location, including documenting and photographing current conditions, in accordance with federal and state guidelines. Educational Requirements Enrolled in a degree program related to Training and Development, Instructional Design, Organizational Development or Communications. Length of Program Up to one year with three mandatory one week break periods during the school year: May, September and December. Compensation Paid internship Eligibility Requirements Must be 18 years or older; able to legally work in the United States; a student in good standing; currently enrolled as a college junior, senior or graduate student from an accredited institution; enrolled in a minimum of three (3) classes for each semester/quarter during the internship; and available to work between 12 to 20 hours per week for up to one year (optional: 40 hours per week during summer months). Intern may reduce their class number from three (3) to zero classes and work 40 hours per week in June, July and August. Send your cover letter (which must include the position title), resume, class schedule, and copy of transcripts to the following e-mail address. E-mail: jobs@metrarr.com Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL 60661