- One-year tuition assistance up to $10,000, based on the course curriculum.
- Competitive salary related to level of education and previous professional experience, based on the Volpe Center Student Employment Qualification Standards.
- Choice of alternating periods of full-time work and academic study or a continuous period of part-time work and academic study.
- Generous, comprehensive Federal benefits package including:
- Retirement plan
- Health benefits (including vision and dental)
- Annual and sick leave
- Flexible work schedules
- On-site fitness center
- Transit reimbursement or free parking
- Option to renew the internship for a second year without reapplying.
- Potential for permanent employment after graduation.
The intern is supervised by a senior Volpe Center manager. Project assignments are chosen based on the intern's background and career interests and the Center's staffing needs. Assignments relate to the greater mission of the United States Department of Transportation: to ensure a safe, efficient, and accessible transportation system that enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
Students enrolled in, accepted into, or with a pending application for the upcoming academic year at an accredited graduate level program in the engineering, scientific, or social sciences disciplines.
- be an United States citizen; and
- have a strong interest in contributing to the future of transportation.
All candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.