The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has Fellowships available for people looking to bring transformative change to the Federal Government. These post-graduate research and developmental opportunities are currently available at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. Appointments are currently available in the areas of Geospatial, Information Science/Library Science, Data Visualization Programs, and Off Shore Oil and Gas Industry. Click below to access their applications.
- Cartographer Fellow
Are you ready to bring transformative change to traditional 2-D mapping techniques at the Federal level? Have you ever wanted to influence and improve the effectiveness of geospatial data at the national level? Are you obsessed with simplifying complex problems with data and visuals that easily convey information in new, understandable ways on maps? Take an appointment with our team as we lead the creation of new national geospatial transportation portfolio in the era of big data, and where you build new cartographic products and implement innovative geospatial analysis.
- USDOT National Transportation Library Data Fellow
- Data Scientist Fellow
- Off Shore Oil and Gas Industry Risk Analyst Fellow
- Senior Off Shore Oil and Gas Industry Risk Analyst Fellow
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), located at the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters, has internship positions available for graduate students in transportation–related programs of study in the Washington, DC region. BTS generates published reports and web-based information to inform the nation's transportation decision-makers, planners, researchers, the media, and the public.
Interns work closely with BTS professional staff and become engaged in high profile statistical and research projects involving data from across the nation's transportation system. This includes collection and analysis of national and state level transportation data on passenger and freight movements, airline performance, maritime operations, and economic indicators. Interns can also work on statistical methodology challenges and presentation of findings from geospatial data analysis. As part of BTS, the National Transportation Library also utilizes graduate students to identify data sources and build national knowledge networks.
BTS arranges flexible work schedules for interns to accommodate full or part-time students. Internships can be a paid or volunteer status; students must be U.S. citizens for paid internships. With approval from the student's university, college credits may be earned. Graduate students frequently use BTS datasets for class projects, Master's theses, and Ph.D. dissertations. BTS is looking for graduate student interns who are high-performing individuals with backgrounds in transportation data analysis, statistics, transportation economics, survey research, library science, or geospatial systems. Interested students actively pursuing graduate degrees in transportation-related programs are encouraged to resumes and writing samples to Paula Robinson.