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Intern-Signal Engineering



The Metra Internship Program provides an opportunity for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students to gain practical experience through on-the-job learning. Metra assigns students to projects related to their academic/educational field of study, which complements classroom instruction. The knowledge gained contributes to career development, while the experience provides insight on the wide variety of jobs in the transportation industry.

Metra is evaluating and fine tuning its systems/software needs as part of the Transit Asset Management Plan. The intern will work on various writing schematics converting them to a digitized system. Intern will receive online training in Microstation Basics Full V8i through the Bentley Institute.

Ideal candidate will possess excellent communication, analytical and problem solving skills as well as:

  • Strong understanding of PC/CADD software
  • Independent Learner – Willingness to learn new systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Able to work well independently and in team environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Able to start immediately

Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.



Intern must be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in an undergraduate program or in a graduate program from an accredited institution. Computer Aided Drafting, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and/or Information Technology,  majors strongly preferred and will be given priority consideration.

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).


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 preemployment 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.