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Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

Sponsor Federal Highway Administration
About The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will compliment 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.
Duration 10 weeks
Deadline December 23, 2012
Objectives The sponsor is accepting applications for the 2013 STIPDG Internship Program. Funded by the FHWA's Office of Civil Rights' On-the-Job Training Supportive Services Program, the objective of the STIPDG is to provide college/university students with hands-on experience and on-the-job training while working on current transportation-related topics and issues. 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.
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 fall of 2013. 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 fall of 2013. Applicants who are scheduled to graduate during the spring or summer semesters of 2013 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. Former STIPDG interns may apply but will not necessarily receive preferential consideration. 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.
Funding Law and Graduate Participants will receive a total stipend not-to exceed $5000, and Undergraduate participants will receive a total stipend not- to-exceed $4000, for their 10 weeks. During the program, participants will reside in housing procured by the Contractor. Through the Contractor, the STIPDG 2013 Program pays for all travel and transportation expenses associated with relocations for participants whose permanent residence is more than 50 miles (one way) away from their assignment location. Colleges/Universities with students selected for the 2013 STIPDG are encouraged to grant three (3) academic college credits to the interns upon the completion of the program.