The Metra Internship Program provides opportunities for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students to gain practical experience through on-the-job learning. Metra assigns students to projects pertaining to their academic/educational fields of study, which complements classroom instruction. The knowledge they gain contributes to career development, while the experience provides insight into a wide variety of jobs in the railroad industry.
The Intern will assist in supporting general Human Resources-related functions in Client Services (recruitment), Compensation, Medical and Training & Development. May be assigned special projects researching, analyzing and writing. Additionally, the intern may create and update marketing materials, and content on various websites, assist in the department’s transition into the talent management system as part of the applicant tracking module, and perform additional duties as assigned
Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.
The Intern must be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in an undergraduate program, or in a graduate program, from an accredited institution. Preferred, but not required, areas of study are Human Resources, Training & Development, or related field. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience with Microsoft Office Suite and graphic design programs strongly preferred.
Must be: 18 years or older; able to legally work in the United States; a student in good standing for each semester/quarter during their internship; and available to work between 12 and 20 hours per week, for up to one year (optional: 40 hours per week during summer months).
Metra requires all new-hire employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment.
Please note: Regardless of any state laws that legalize marijuana, Metra prohibits applicants and employees’ use or possession of marijuana (or marijuana paraphernalia), or having detectable amounts of marijuana in their bodies, including synthetic and/or non-synthetic substances such as THC for any reason for pre-employment screening purposes, while on duty, subject to duty, on Metra property, or in Metra work equipment and vehicles.
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, gender identity, disability, or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.