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Community Engagement Events Intern (Part Time)


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Jun 11, 2024



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Job Description


Are you looking for fun and exciting internship for the Summer and Fall?  Are you passionate about helping others and managing programs that benefit your community?   The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) wants you to apply to be our Community Engagement Events Intern.  We participate in a variety of community engagements and outreach that encourage public participation and build community partnerships for our agency.


As a Community Engagement Intern, you will:

  • Collaborate with the Engagement team to plan and implement meaningful UTA participation in events and outreach opportunities.
  • Provide support and UTA representation at events throughout the service area, to include facilitating event supplies, set-up, and take-down.
  • Support internal and external volunteer recruitment for events and outreach opportunities.
  • Maintain inventory of event supplies.
  • Identify transportation issues and needs of the community and works to represent those needs internally at UTA.
  • Promote and support community use of transit and system stewardship and ownership through outreach, education, and engagement.
  • This will be a part-time internship, with a schedule of 20-29 hours/week. Evening and weekend hours are required.  It is expected to last roughly 6-8 months. 


Minimum Qualifications


  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, seeking at least an undergraduate degree in Communications, Sociology, Community Health, or a related field
  • Must have at least a 2.0 GPA. (Must submit a transcript of grades and two letters of recommendation.)
  • Previous experience with community outreach and event planning and implementation is a plus. The ideal candidate is one who is fluent in English and Spanish languages (or other language).
  • Driver’s License preferred, but not required.



  • Demonstrated experience/skills in public relations and customer service. 
  • Understanding of community engagement, public involvement, planning principles or related expertise
  • Professional drive and enthusiasm for new challenges
  • Interest in how transportation and transit can enhance people’s quality of life.
  • Community-minded and interest in working with/talking with diverse communities.
  • Reliable and self-directing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Enjoys meeting and interacting with people.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Outlook and Word preferred.



- OR -

An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.

As an intern or temporary employee, your Total Rewards Benefits Package will include:
  • Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Free Transit Pass.
  • UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities.
For more information on UTA’s Total Rewards benefits package, please visit: 
Pay Rate:$18.57 per hour
If interested, apply before: Monday, June 24th, 2024 @ 5:59 PM MST
* Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact UTA Human Resources at 801-287-2324. A minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for the accommodation is required.
*Utah Transit Authority is a drug-free workplace, subject to federal drug and alcohol testing regulations under 49 CFR Part 40, 655, and 219. All offers for employment are contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug test. If a pre-employment test returns a non-negative result, an application for employment may be rejected. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing for drug and alcohol use. All safety sensitive employees are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use.
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