The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.

Current Opportunities for U.S. Department of Transportation

Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
Description: The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement your academic pursuits. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate tomorrow's leaders, strengthen their understanding of the transportation industry and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The STIPDG is a paid internship program open to all qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

US Department of Transportation's Women and Girls in Transportation Initiative (WITI)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Description: On July 26, 2010 U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the expansion of the Women‘s Internship program to encourage young women to pursue careers in transportation.

The U.S. DOT Women’s Internship Program will now expand from one to all eleven Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) regions, enabling young women from colleges and universities across the country to participate. Administered through the department’s 11 Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) which provide resources, technical assistance and outreach to all 50 states and U.S. territories, each SBTRC will be responsible for placing qualified female college students in transportation related internships throughout their regions.

Careers In Transportation for Youth (CITY) 2015 Summer Internship Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: March 31, 2024
Description: COMTO’s Careers In Transportation for Youth (CITY) Internship Program is seeking the best and brightest young talent for internships in the public transportation industry.  This internship program is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) initiative to promote public transportation career opportunities among college students.  The 10-week internship is designed to orient students to the public transportation industry by providing internships and mentoring at transit agencies, private transit-related consulting firms, transportation service providers, manufacturers and suppliers in local COMTO Chapters across the country.  The internship program focuses on college junior and senior students who have an interest in public transportation or a transportation related career. 

 COMTO, along with its local partners, is recruiting students from area colleges and universities to participate in its CITY Internship Program.

Contact Information

U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590