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Intern - Employee Relations

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
Oakland, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Intern - Employee Relations

$19.00 - $19.00 Hourly
OPENING 11/09/22
CLOSING 02/28/23 11:59 PM


AC Transit's Human Resources (Employee Relations) department has an immediate opening for an intern who is a current full-time graduate student. This internship provides an excellent opportunity for a student with significant coursework in business administration, human resources, industrial/organizational psychology or a related discipline. The candidate chosen for this position will not only get excellent paid work experience, but also have exposure to on-the-job experience in a variety of areas within the human resources discipline. This position is open to graduate students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program and can dedicate up to 20 hours during the business week at the District's downtown Oakland office.


Developing analytical tools to study Talent Management (TM) trends to aid in the development of our current leaders.
Researching industry tools, concepts, methodologies, and theories that align with overall department and business imperatives and presenting those findings.
Assisting with the implementation of Human Resources related programs such Onboarding, Employee Recognition and Employee Engagement.
Performing analytics and supporting the implementation of interventions that improve our overall retention and employee engagement.
Provide administrative support to assist with HR initiatives and processes.
Maintaining accurate data in the HR information system, escalating issues as needed.
Recommending and providing feedback on how to improve various HR processes.
Supporting external and internal audits.
Collaborating with business partners, including marketing strategists, creative designers, and technologists.
Perform other tasks to fit your professional skills and interests and our ever-shifting needs.



College graduate student studying human resources, business administration, public administration, or related field. Must be enthusiastic about working with the public. Should be organized, flexible, and able to take direction from multiple team members. Standout qualities include:

Passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
Ability to communicate clearly and confidently both verbally and in writing.
Capacity to thrive under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Professional and confident presence and etiquette.
Good judgment and discretion, as well as the strict confidentiality required for an HR role.
Meticulous data and file management skills.
Solid organizational, planning, and follow-through skills.

Experience:Basic skills with MS Word, Excel. Previous professional work experience is not required.

Physical Requirements:
Must maintain the physical condition necessary to perform tasks in an office setting operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment. Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 25 lbs.


Advantages You'll Receive:

Paid work experience providing assistance on real world projects in a team setting. You'll be able to create a portfolio of work samples and develop professional contacts in the industry. Our internships are structured so that you will learn and gain excellent industry knowledge. The experience you gain will look great on your resumé. NOTE: This is an internship program. Therefore, it is not a regular position, and can be withdrawn at the discretion of the District at any time. Interns are not eligible for regular AC Transit benefits.

The Selection Process:The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation.

Vaccination Requirement for Candidates Seeking Employment:Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has implemented a requirement that requires all candidates for District employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including variants, prior to being employed by the District, subject to limited exceptions. AC Transit adopted this vaccination policy as an emergency public health response to mitigate the negative public health consequences associated with increased incidence and test positivity rates and the prevalence of new virus variants, including increased hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions, and deaths.As such, candidates seeking District employment will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated (two weeks after completion of the entire recommended COVID-19 vaccination series) and (2) submit a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card prior to their start date, unless a reasonable accommodation request for a medical or religious exemption has been approved.

ADA Compliant and Drug Free Workplace:The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.

The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.

In accordance with federal requirements, all job applicants selected for appointments in a safety sensitive position are subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. A final job applicant will be tested for five prohibited drugs: Cocaine, PCP, Amphetamines, Marijuana and Opiates. During employment, employees holding safety sensitive positions are subject to random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. Additionally, in the event of an absence of more than 90 days from a safety sensitive position, pre-employment drug testing will be performed.
Equal Opportunity Employer


1600 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Position #23-00487

Intern - Employee Relations Supplemental Questionnaire
*1.Are you a current Graduate Student in a Bay Area College or University?Yes No

*2.What is your current Major/Field of Study?

*3.If you move forward in this process, will you be able to provide proof of current enrollment in your College or University?Yes No

4.What is your expected date of graduation?

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