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    The US DOT Volpe Center is recruiting for a wide variety of Student Internship positions under the Pathways Internship Program.
    To qualify for an Internship, you MUST be a continuing student enrolled or accepted for enrollment for the current/upcoming semesters for the duration of the internship as a condition of employment, taking at least a half-time course load. You will be required to provide documentation to support eligibility. Students may be employed throughout the academic year.

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    As a student intern you will work as a member of one of Volpe’s organizational teams.  You will carry out specific assignments in accordance with defined work procedures outlined by your supervisor. Complexity of duties increases with experience.  Work varies across the Center, to learn more visit: https://www.volpe.dot.gov/.  See the list of available internships here:   https://www.volpe.dot.gov/sites/volpe.dot.gov/files/docs/about-us/careers/63891/internship-positions-available.pdf

    Major duties may include:

    • Performing a variety of assignments selected to broaden skills and provide practical experience aimed at developing the employee’s skills and knowledge to perform progressively complex assignments.
    • Assignments at this level are designed to orient, train, and increase the student’s knowledge in his/her perspective area of study.
    • Assisting specialists/analysts in developing material for briefings, reports, presentations and conference materials needed by supervisor and executive management.
    • Developing documents, such as research based papers, graphs, charts, and other data to be used by transportation officials in defining transportation challenges and recommending options and potential solutions.
    • Participating in meetings, events, and briefings.
    • Traveling to field sites for testing or assignments and performing other related duties, as appropriate.

    The ideal candidates are Undergraduate and Graduate students who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, and self-initiative. This is a great opportunity for current students with an interest in transportation, majoring in science, engineering, technology, human resources, administration, finance, library sciences, mathematics, business, economics, legal, program support, policy analysis, planning, operations research, computer science/IT, cybersecurity and research based majors.

    Flexibility, creativity, curiosity, and a willingness to take initiative will help you to find—or to create—the projects that interest you the most. Good social skills will allow you to establish a close rapport with our clients both over the phone and in the field. Here is your opportunity to study trains, planes, automobiles, boats, buses, bicycles, traffic lights, pipelines, sidewalks, unmanned and autonomous systems, or hyperloops—yes, even hyperloops. To learn more about the work we do, please visit our website: www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work.

    This is a temporary internship to complete project work that is temporary in nature. The appointment is not-to-exceed September 26, 2020, and can be extended without further competition to a new temporary appointment or an appointment without a not-to-exceed date at management’s discretion based on the need of the organization for the work to continue and provided the employee remains eligible for employment in the Pathways Intern Program. Internships are expected to begin in May 2020, however, applications will be accepted for a limited number of positions available as early as January 2020.

    Volpe is committed to fostering an all-inclusive diverse workforce where employees feel valued for their unique backgrounds and qualities and have a sense of belonging and engagement in helping to advance transportation for the public good.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

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    Promotion Potential


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    0099 General Student Trainee

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549816400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.