Los Angeles Department of Transportation

The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) delivers safe, reliable and accessible surface transportation services that enhance the quality of life and movement of people, bicyclists, vehicles and goods in the City of Los Angeles. LADOT is also responsible for the development of plans to meet the ground transportation needs of the traveling public and commerce.  To this end, it has centralized authority over the conceptual planning and operation of the city's streets and highways. The Office of Public Information is engaged in activities intended to provide information to increase public understanding and to obtain cooperation in connection with the activities, facilities and functions of the Department.

 Internship Description Application Details 

Research Assistant

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Public Information Office, is looking for a research assistant to work with the General Manager on gathering information as outlined below:

  • Ability to conduct extensive research and survey literature as it relates to transportation
  •  Effectively communicate with Institute of Transportation Engineers researchers and other academicians
  • Conduct critical analysis and provide recommendations on metrics or other measurement tools to determine effectives of programs and/or policies
  • Ability to write “white papers,” reviewing and analyzing the findings of research in subject area
  • Establish a library of resources by subject matter to include aforementioned white papers  
Minimum Hours: 32 hours per month (one eight hour day, or two four hour days per week); 128 hours

per semester.  Internship is available Mondays through Fridays.  No paid compensation.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of Public Policy as it relates to transportation and/or city planning is preferred. Ability to research, analyze and make informed recommendations, communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relations with executive management and staff.  

: The successful candidate must be a college student, pursuing a degree in public policy, or planning.


Mail or email resume to:


Christopher Rider


City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation

100 S. Main Street, 10thfloor, Los Angeles CA 90012

(213) 972-8461