Metro Introduces John W. Blanton Internship Program

Metro’s developing the future of public transportation one student at a time. Through Metro’s John W. Blanton Internship Program students enrolled in accredited post-secondary academic programs will have a unique opportunity to experience the business side of public transportation. 

New internship program to develop future public transportation leaders

CINCINNATI – Metro’s developing the future of public transportation one student at a time.

Through Metro’s John W. Blanton Internship Program students enrolled in accredited post-secondary academic programs will have a unique opportunity to experience the business side of public transportation.

The paid 12-month internship program is designed to prepare interns for careers in public transportation that emulate the professionalism and dedication demonstrated by John W. Blanton, who served as president of the original Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees from 1973-1979.

The learning experience will allow the intern to gain leadership skills by working closely with executive-level staff to develop a broader understanding of the business functions behind a full-service public transportation agency.

“It's critical that we provide opportunities like the John W. Blanton Internship Program to prepare today's students to be tomorrow's transit leaders," said SORTA Board Chair Jason Dunn.

Internships are available in Planning, Human Resources, Operations and other disciplines. Participants will be selected based on their demonstration of and commitment to public transportation and will also be considered for a scholarship award from the Cincinnati Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). Interested students are encouraged to apply on Metro’s website at www.go-metro.com.  Applications are being accepted year-round.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year.  

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