Metro College Intern Program

College Interns

Is Your Future Going In the Right Direction?

The Metro College Intern Program is designed to cultivate future talent through paid internships, which offer increasing levels of work experience and professional development opportunities associated with the transit industry and Metro's operational environment. The program runs approximately 12 weeks, typically June through August. All internships are based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

Metro College Intern Program

A sample of participating departments:

Benefits include:

  • Increase knowledge base, resume growth, build communication and team work skills.
  • Valuable connections and partnerships through fellow interns and the contacts obtained through WMATA.
  • Opportunity to gauge whether a particular career field is right for them.
  • Supplemental income during the school break.
  • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities within WMATA.
  • Free rides on Metrorail and Metrobus.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Enrollment in an accredited college or university, with the student, at minimum, being a rising college sophomore.
  • Major in course work aligned with the academic and functional requirements of the position for which the student has applied.
  • Minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA. Additional departmental or functional requirements may apply per internship.
  • Graduate students are welcome to apply.
  • Students must submit an official college transcript to verify eligibility for the Metro College Intern Program.

Metro College Intern Program

The application period is closed for the 2019 program season.
For questions, please email

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long is the Metro College Intern Program?
A. The Program runs approximately 12 weeks, typically between the summer months of June through August.

Q. I am a freshman, am I eligible for the program?
A. At minimum, a student must be a rising sophomore to be eligible for the program.

Q. Does the program provide housing for out of state interns?
A. WMATA does not provide housing for those participating in the program.

Q. Can I apply to more than one internship opportunity?
A. Yes, you may apply to the internships that you feel match your future career path.

Q. My college/university participates in internships for credit. Will WMATA provide/complete the necessary documents needed to complete the program?
A. Yes, although this is a paid internship you are eligible to receive college credit as well. please provide the necessary documents to the program manager at the time of hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.