Learn about the MBTA's summer high school internship program, offering vocational training and practical experience for transit careers.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is a division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and operates subway, bus, commuter rail, ferry, and paratransit services in the Boston metropolitan area.

MBTA has designed its seven-week summer high school internship to be a launching pad for students, equipping them with not only practical vocational training but also personal and professional development to motivate them to stay engaged in their education and to help them become self-sufficient adults.

The Intern Transportation Institute (ITI) is structured as a 32-hour-per-week program.  Students spend Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at their assigned worksite, getting on-the-job training and mentoring in trades across the agency. On Mondays, they gather together for a rotating series of icebreakers, learning experiences, transit awareness activities, tours, and demonstrations.

Read the article on page 14 of APTA’s How To Build A Transit Curriculum guide.

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