Solicitation of Graduate Student Applications for Internship Program


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03-12-08

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We are pleased to announce the solicitation of graduate student applicants for the John A. Volpe Transportation Internship Program for the 2008-2009 academic year. Applications will be accepted from March 10 through April 15, 2008.

Each year the Volpe Center competitively awards the John A. Volpe Transportation Internship to an outstanding graduate student studying engineering, information technology, physical or social sciences, who has expressed an interest in working in the field of transportation (U.S. Citizenship is required). This internship program offers a paid opportunity to work with leading experts in transportation at the Volpe Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and includes:

ē One-year tuition assistance of up to $10,000 (A service agreement is required to receive the tuition reimbursement.),

ē Competitive salary commensurate with recipientís level of education and previous professional work experience, and

ē Project assignments based on the recipientís background and career interests related to any of the following goals as described in the U. S. Department of Transportation and Research & Innovative Technology Administrations transportation goals: Safety, Mobility, Global Connectivity, Environmental Stewardship, and Security.

This unique Internship Program provides a valuable opportunity to work full-time during school breaks and/or part-time during the academic year on actual transportation projects. The recipient will utilize new technologies in innovative ways in support of the Volpe Centerís mission as a leader for innovation and as a forum for government, industry, and academic cooperation to develop and improve transportation and logistics systems. The John A. Volpe Transportation Internship may lead to a permanent position at the Volpe Center upon completion of the recipientís degree.

Please note: Your application for the John A. Volpe Transportation Internship will not affect your application status for the Student Career Experience Program (co-op program), if you have already applied for a co-op position. However, there is an additional application process for this Internship.

Graduate students who apply for co-op positions at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center are also eligible to apply for an additional (and separate) Internship Program that offers up to $10,000 of tuition reimbursement.

Please review more information about the John A. Volpe Internship Program and the application process on the Volpe website http://www.Volpe.dot.gov/career/intrnshp.html. If you are interested in being considered for this Internship, please follow the application instructions.

For more information, please contact Linda Gehrke, Region 10ís Deputy Regional Administrator, at 206-220-4463 or email linda.gehrke@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator