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Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient commuter service.

Corporate Quality Assurance (QA) provides independent quality assurance oversight at Metra for all internal departments and third-party consultants/contractors associated with work on capital projects (design, construction, rolling stock).  It provides for the implementation of the Federal Transit Administration’s Quality Management System Guidelines in capital projects to ensure that the capital program is accomplished in a manner that provides for continued satisfactory performance during the useful life of the railroad system.

The Metra Internship Program provides an opportunity for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students to gain practical experience through on-the-job learning. Metra assigns students to projects related to their academic/educational field of study, which complements classroom instruction. The knowledge gained contributes to career development, while the experience provides insight on the wide variety of jobs in the transportation industry.

DUTIES: Under the direction of Metra staff, the Intern will provide assistance to the Corporate QA program in the performance of audits and reviews of capital projects (design, construction, rolling stock).  Duties include assistance with QA audit data management and trend analysis; reconciling electronic and hard copy QA records from various management systems as well as organizing accurate and reliable filing systems for electronic and hard copy documents for the Corporate QA program; assistance with development of Corporate QA database functions; and perform quality assurance document control functions for capital projects QA audits.  Perform other duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the Corporate QA Program.

Up to one year with three (3) mandatory one-week break periods during the school year: May, September and December.


Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.


Job Requirements:

The Intern must be currently enrolled as a sophomore,  junior, or senior in an undergraduate program or in a graduate program from an accredited institution. Preferred areas of  study are Engineering, Information Technology, or related technical field. These will be considered before other fields.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Access is strongly preferred

 Must be 18 years or older; able to legally work in the United States; a student in good standing for each semester/quarter during their internship; and available to work between 12 and 20 hours per week for up to one year (optional: 40 hours per week during summer months).


Metra requires all new-hire employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment.

Please note: Regardless of any state laws that legalize marijuana, Metra prohibits applicants and  employees’ use or possession of marijuana (or marijuana paraphernalia), or having detectable amounts of marijuana in their bodies, including synthetic and/or non-synthetic substances such as THC for any reason for preemployment screening purposes, while on duty, subject to duty, on Metra property, or in Metra work equipment and vehicles.

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

Internship Information

  • Job ID: 68587578
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Chicago, Downtown, United States
  • Company Name For Internship: Metra
  • Position Title: Intern-Corp Quality Assurance
  • Industry: Public and Non-Profit Management
  • Job Function: Paid Internship/Temporary/Freelance/Contract
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Student
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $16.00 - $19.00 (Hourly Wage)

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