The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) is an internship opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and law students, providing a hands-on experience in public service. In this program, interns will be able to build their network, develop skills and learn about open positions while learning more about transportation challenges and advancements in the U.S.

Students from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Due to COVID-19 considerations, it has not yet been determined if the Summer 2022 program will be in-person or virtual. Interns will engage in either in-person or remote work as directed by mentors and program guidelines. Compensation includes a $4,000 stipend for undergraduate students, or a $5,000 stipend for graduate and law school students.

Application deadline is January 31, 2022.


  • Be U.S. Citizen
  • Be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (visit to verify your school and/or program of study), 3.0 GPA or higher desired.
  • Be a junior or senior for the upcoming fall semester if you are an undergraduate student. Undergraduate applicants from Junior, Tribal, or Community Colleges must have completed their first year.
  • Be enrolled in the upcoming fall semester if you are a graduate student.
  • 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. There will be no exceptions.
  • Former STIPDG interns may apply but will not necessarily receive preferential consideration.
  • If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to go through a background investigation to determine suitability to work for U.S. DOT. You will also be required to sign a Code of Conduct and a Participant Agreement.

How to Apply: Start and submit the online application, including all documents required, listed on the website. Throughout the process, you can save your application and return to it at a later time.

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about this program, please contact