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Summer Transportation Internship Program For Diverse Groups In USA, 2016

Applications are invited for Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) for the year 2016. Undergraduate applicants must be juniors or seniors for the upcoming Fall Semester. Undergraduate applicants from Junior, Tribal, or Community Colleges must have completed their first year. Law Applicants must be entering their second or third year of law school in the upcoming Fall Semester are eligible to apply. Interns are given assignments that require them to work a standard 40-hour workweek for the 10-week program for which they are compensated with a bi-weekly stipend. Undergraduate students receive a total stipend of $4,000. Graduate and Law students receive total stipends of $5,000. Internship application deadline is January 15, 2016.

Field of Internship: It provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement interns academic pursuits. The STIPDG is open to all qualified applicants but is designed to provide qualified women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups with summer opportunities in transportation where these groups have been under-represented.
Course Level:
Internship
Internship Provider: FHWA’s Office of Civil Rights’ On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program
Internship can be taken at: USA

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Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
-Applicants must be currently enrolled in degree-granting programs of study at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
-Undergraduate applicants must be juniors or seniors for the upcoming Fall Semester. Undergraduate applicants from Junior, Tribal, or Community Colleges must have completed their first year.
-Law Applicants must be entering their second or third year of law school in the upcoming Fall Semester.
-Applicants who are scheduled to graduate during the Spring or Summer Semesters of this academic year are not eligible for consideration for the STIPDG unless: (1) they have been accepted for graduate school enrollment; (2) they have been accepted for enrollment at an institution of higher education; or (3) their acceptance is pending. In all instances, the applicant must submit with their completed application, all required documentation (with the school’s logo) reflecting their status. There will be no exceptions.
-Former STIPDG interns may apply but will not necessarily receive preferential consideration.
-Applicants will be evaluated based on the “completeness” of the application and the Required Documents listed below. Priority will be given to those with GPA’s of 3.0 or better (for the Major and/or Cumulative).
-Applicants must be available and able to participate through the duration of the 10-week program including closing ceremonies.
-Applicants must submit a completed application, to the webpage listed above, no later than January 16, 2016.

Internship Open for International Students: US applicants are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship? Yes, interns are given assignments that require them to work a standard 40-hour workweek for the 10-week program for which they are compensated with a bi-weekly stipend. Undergraduate students receive a total stipend of $4,000. Graduate and Law students receive total stipends of $5,000. Standard local, state, and Federal deductions will be taken based on exemption information provided by the interns. Since the participants become employees of TWC, all bi-weekly payments will be paid via TWC’s payroll system, and not that of the Federal Government. All deposits will be made as direct-deposits to the participant’s preferred banking institution, if proper paperwork is provided.

Internship 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.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: The duration of internship is 10 weeks.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: To receive full consideration and review, applicants must complete and submit all required information and documents requested online. Refer any questions or inquiries regarding your application to the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) at (202) 238-7900 or DOTSTIPDG-at-twc.edu.
-The STIPDG Application – fully address the information requested.
-Copy of Your Transcript/Grade Record/Report – submit your most recent reflecting your Cumulative GPA. Priority will be given to Applicants with GPA’s of 3.0 or better.
-One Reference – print the form contained within the online application, have it completed by a department chair, professor, advisor, or employer to include comments, if possible and submit it with your application.
-Your Resume – submit one reflecting work experience, volunteerism, awards, leadership, and extra-curricular activities; preferable supporting the type of transportation experience you are seeking.
-A Writing Sample – Undergraduate Students: submit a typed essay, one-page, double-spaced, minimum 12-point type, on your transportation interests, describing how your participation in the STIPDG will enhance your educational and career plans and goals.
-Graduate Students: submit a writing sample (not to exceed 2 pages) representing your educational and career plans and goals.
-Law Students: submit a legal writing sample (not to exceed 5 pages).
-Application documents can also be mailed.

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is January 15, 2016.

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