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Caltrans Student Assistants and Volunteers

Student Assistant Program

The Caltrans Student Assistant Program is designed to introduce students with the work and employment opportunities within the Department. Gain on-the-job training and paid experience while attending college! We have many opportunities in the following fields:

  • ACCOUNTING
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
  • COMPUTER SCIENCES
  • ENGINEERING
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
  • TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
  • AND MORE!

Caltrans currently partners with The Community College Foundation (TCCF) and University Enterprises, Inc.. Positions exist throughout the State of California.

Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester (or equivalent 9 quarter) units in a related field of study and maintain a 2.0 GPA. For additional information, please e-mail us at: HQStudentAssistantProgram@dot.ca.gov.

Volunteer Program

This program is designed as a recruitment tool to introduce the Volunteer to the work and employment opportunities within the Department. Volunteers must be over the age of 15 (with a valid work permit, if applicable).

If interested, send in a resume with a cover letter, describing what you would like to do, to askrecruitment@dot.ca.gov. Your resume will be sent to participating Supervisors within that field and you will be contacted for further information.

LEAP Limited Examination and Appointment Program

The Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) is designed to help persons with disabilities get jobs in the California state civil service. LEAP is an alternative to the traditional testing process, allowing applicants to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities through on-the-job testing. More information about LEAP is available at the CalHR LEAP page.

Statewide Alerts and Other Information

Contact Information

General Information:

General Information Line: (916) 654-2852

Media Inquiries:
Find your local Caltrans media contact on our
Public Information Officers page
or call our
Media Line: (916) 657-5060.

Submit a Customer Service Request

You can also call
1-800-427-7623
for current highway conditions or find more information about roads, traffic and travel on
Caltrans' Travel page.

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
MS 49
Sacramento, CA 95814

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