Metrolinx 2016 ROB MACISAAC FELLOWSHIP (15-417) Internship in Toronto, ON


Branch Toronto ON CA

Toronto, ON

Applications from a wide variety of fields are welcome, including (but not limited to) urban planning, engineering, information technology, public or business…

Job Description:
Flat rate: $17.03 per hour
(Temporary – up to 4 months)

Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and oversees GO Transit, PRESTO and the Union Pearson Express. Our mission is to champion and deliver mobility solutions which enhance the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. As one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Metrolinx is a diverse and dynamic organization where employees embody our values: Playing as a Team, Serving with Passion, and Thinking Forward. Join us as we transform the way the region moves.

Put your love of transportation to work at Metrolinx as a 2016 Rob MacIsaac Fellow !

Established in honour of Metrolinx’s first Chair, the fellowship program invites youto undertake an innovative project related to transportation, with the guidance of a senior Metrolinx staff advisor during your school term (January through April, 2016).

Following the research term, Fellows transition into a paid internship in a related Metrolinx division (May through August, 2016). Fellows will receive a grant at the end of each component of the Fellowship.

The Fellowship is ideal for self-motivated graduate or undergraduate students with a keen interest in transportation, providing an opportunity to delve into their interests further, and explore a career in a transportation-related field. Fellows can develop and apply their projects in a real-life setting, gain valuable work experience and make a positive impact on the GTHA’s multi-modal transportation system.

Applications from a wide variety of fields are welcome, including (but not limited to) urban planning, engineering, information technology, public or business administration, marketing, law, design, communications and environmental studies. Interested students should refer to the program website to learn more about our organization, our work in the region and details of the application process.

Key Responsibilities:
Undertake an innovative project related to improving regional transportation, during your school term, under the guidance of your academic advisor and a senior Metrolinx advisor.
Provide a final report and present your work during the course of the Fellowship.
If appropriate, represent Metrolinx at a related academic conference in 2016/2017.
Work in a four-month paid internship position in a Metrolinx division related to your research.

Location: Various Toronto/GTHA locations.

File Number: 15-417

You can be a graduate or undergraduate student, but you must be enrolled in an Ontario university or college program between January and April 2016.
Your research term must be supported by your current academic institution and the topic must contribute to the requirements of your degree.
Students from any field of study are welcome to apply.
Applicants must provide a cover letter and resume, and a clear, concise project proposal (maximum 500 words) that demonstrates fresh, creative and innovative thinking. It should describe:
The topic, and how the project is innovative and transportation-related
How the project can support Metrolinx’s mission to plan, deliver and build mobility solutions for the region, and where it could potentially fit in the Metrolinx organization (e.g. planning, policy, corporate services, capital infrastructure, rail operations, information technology)
Any specific requests of Metrolinx that will enable you to conduct your proposed research (e.g. access to data)
The proposal must also identify the academic supervisor and institution that will be overseeing the project during the academic term.
See our web page at www.metrolinx.com/fellowship

Questions welcome at [email protected]
To apply for this position, please submit your resume online, no later than 4:00pm on September 18, 2015 .
As part of our new online application process, the system will now house one single resume and will reference this resume for all of your applications with Metrolinx. This will be your most recently updated resume.

The system will allow you to upload one single document, so please ensure that any supplementary documents to your resume (i.e. cover letter, certifications, etc.) are merged into a single file prior to uploading. Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.
Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Search may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Employment Type: Internship
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-18
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