California Department of Transportation

Student/Volunteer Program

The Student Assistant Program gives qualified students a paid, insiders view of the Department of Transportation (Department), while completing their degree. Student Assistants can also gain valuable skills for use in their academic and career pursuits.

The Division of Transportation Planning consists of seven offices that carry out different planning functions for Caltrans and it’s partners. Student Assistants are assigned work in various areas of Transportation Planning. For additional information about the Division of Transportation Planning, please click on our link (DOTP).

For the Department’s Student Assistant job vacancies in other offices, check (Click on "For Interns" on the top menu of the main page.)

For additional information contact Kevin Chen.

The Department’s Volunteer Program is a non-paid position that offers training opportunities that will assist people in fulfilling their career development goals.