College Intern - Ridership Services

Requisition Number:  6334
Pay Rate:  20.00

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Internships

Basic Function

Professional learning experience in Ridership Services where an undergraduate or graduate student participant gains practical work experience as a sales professional. Participates in sales training, and gains product knowledge. Spends time shadowing sales representatives and managers and actively participates in sales activities. Internships begin with orientation in June and conclude in early August. Specific duties vary depending on the assigned department and business need. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Articulates METRO products to potential RideSponsors and sets up leads.
  • Participates in the education and outreach for community initiatives.
  • Researches and develops client profiles.
  • Works in the field at community events and engagements.
  • Develops framework for ridership initiatives for various meetings and conventions.
  • Makes sales calls and/or site visits to communicate and understand the needs of stakeholders.
  • Creates sales presentations.
  • Suggests solutions to business issues and challenges.
  • Generates competitive analysis.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and assists with client consulting and support
  • Assists in functional and/or business analytics, gather and scrub data for analysis and reports.
  • Assists with writing grants, procedures guide, presentations, training materials, etc.
  • Contributes to departmental goals and objectives. 
  • Contributes to a collaborative atmosphere.
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or a recent graduate (within 1 year).

Years & Experience Required

Currently enrolled in an accredited education institution and have successfully completed 24 credit hours.  GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Knowledge & Skills Required

Degree program relative to intern assignments, such as Finance, Business, Marketing, etc.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston