Marketing and Communications Intern

Los Angeles, California, United States | Full-time


Role Summary:

This is an opportunity in the exciting and fast-growing transportation technology industry. Public transit is being transformed from a system of static, scheduled fixed-routes, to a dynamic on-demand network, and you’ll be one of the pioneers shaping this transformation.

As a Marketing and Communications Intern you will be working on a project with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (“LA Metro”) on a 4 to 12 month internship. You will be supporting the marketing team with a variety of projects including but not limited to community outreach, paid media strategy, and owned media tactics.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include: 

  • Assist in planning, developing and executing online and hyper-local marketing campaigns to acquire customers
  • Design and author content to engage customers via email, blog, mobile, paid advertising, print, and social media
  • Coordinate marketing and outreach efforts with different stakeholders, while managing timeline to ensure projects are completed on-time
  • Outreach: research and engage with identified members of the community to drive awareness and usage of the service. This may include in-person, phone or virtual connections
  • Conduct marketing analysis and research
  • Prepare reports for stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Education: Currently enrolled in a marketing, communications, public relations, digital marketing program or a related discipline
  • Video capturing and editing experience is preferred 
  • Graphics design experience with Adobe Creative suite skills (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro,etc.) is nice to have
  • Top-notch communicator: Strong written/oral communication and presentation skills
  • Location: based in L.A County
  • Willing to Travel locally within Los Angeles County


  • Salary: $35,000-$41,600 Annually

Who we are:

RideCo powers on-demand transit. Public transit agencies use RideCo's cloud-based software platform to provide on-demand shared rides in dynamically routed buses and vans. Our clients include some of the world’s largest transportation operators such as Los Angeles Metro, San Antonio Metro, Grab, and Calgary Transit.

Have you experienced getting frustrated with transfers and waiting while taking a public bus? Have you seen buses drive around in low-density areas with very few passengers on-board and wondered how inefficient that seems to be? You're likely aware of the first & last mile access challenges faced by transit hubs. We are solving these problems by re-imagining shared mobility. Imagine a world where vehicles have dynamic routes responsive to real-time trip demand. This 'dynamic shuttle' (or van /sedan) would pick you up, on-demand, at or near your doorstep and take you to your destination or transit hub. Along the way, it may pick-up other passengers going in your direction. Your experience will be seamless: less waiting, less walking, fewer transfers, shorter travel time, and timely pickups and drop-offs. RideCo's 'dynamic shuttle' platform enables this seamless experience and low-cost shared rides for vehicle fleet operators and their passengers. By seamlessly moving more people in fewer vehicles we are catalyzing a generational shift in how people get around cities and towns. This means commuters spend less time in transit and more time doing what they enjoy.

RideCo powers a diverse range of use cases, including residential/ suburban travel; first-mile-last-mile connections for transit hubs; and corporate employee transportation. We are investing to scale up and capture the growing demand for on-demand shared rides solutions.