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Transit commission seeks high school students for summer jobs

25 paid internships available throughout the Bay Area

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is inviting Bay Area high school students to apply for summer jobs to receive paid work experience in the field of transportation.

The students who are selected will be employed, either full-time or part-time, for up to eight weeks between June and August with cities and public agencies in a department related to transportation planning or engineering, public works or public transit.

Currently, 25 paid internships are available throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. In 2008, the hourly pay was $9.50.

MTC Executive Director Steve Heminger said in a statement, "The program's purpose is to introduce students to potential careers in transportation."

Students who are at least 16 years old and have completed at least the 10th grade by the start of the program in June may apply.

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.8, but applications from students with grades below that level will be considered if they are accompanied by two letters of recommendation.

The application deadline is April 22. Application packets and a list of internships are available on MTC's Web site.

Jeff Shuttleworth,Bay City News

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