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We welcome your contact with TFLA. We believe that you will find this program to be beneficial for both your organization and the future leaders of the transportation industry. If your organization would like to participate in this exciting internship and mentoring program, or if you have any questions regarding the program, please call or email us at:

Tel: 213-247-8865

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Everybody Wins with this Internship Program

This is truly a win-win proposition. Participating companies benefit from the fresh perspectives of a bright intern armed with a state-of-the-art education. Enthusiastic interns can also infuse increased motivation and production in company employees. Companies have the assurance that they are helping to prepare successful future professionals, and cost to the company is minimal.

Recruitment Process:

TFLA recruits university juniors, seniors and graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are motivated, high-achievers interested in the broad fields of transportation. Qualified students are required to submit a current resume, a letter or unofficial transcript from the school verifying their GPA, and a cover letter expressing what the student hopes to gain from the internship.

Potential interns are recruited from ALL disciplines including:  engineering, business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, human resources management, public administration, public policy, communications, environmental studies, urban planning and other applicable areas.

Employer Involvement:

Potential employers are responsible for reviewing resumes, interviewing potential candidates, and making the final hiring decision. Once hired, the employer is responsible for assigning a mentor to facilitate the intern's professional development. The intern should be given meaningful work assignments and have the opportunity to grow professionally as an employee of the organization. The mentor should work closely with the student to maximize his/her internship experience.


To benefit the students with frequent feedback on his/her performance, the company will complete the Mid-term Intern Performance Appraisal. At the completion of 500 hours or the internship, whichever comes first, the company will also submit the Final Intern Performance Appraisal, highlighting the student's positive attributes and pointing out any deficiencies.

The vast majority of interns have been hired full time either by the agency they are interning with or by an outside agency at industry competitive salaries.


“Your program is not only innovative, but is an excellent example of how educational programs can make a difference. By helping to train our young people for exciting careers, you are providing an important asset to the community.”

Diane Feinstein, United States Senator