Unlocking your Future: The FTA DFT Internship Program

January 29, 2024 The Washington Center

Unlocking your Future: The FTA DFT Internship Program

Discovering the Advantages of Joining the FTA DFT Internship Program

Don't miss out on the chance to embark on a transformative career journey. We're thrilled to introduce a unique opportunity that not only enhances lives but also shapes the world of public transportation. In today's fast-paced world, public transportation plays a crucial role in our daily lives. The demand for professionals who understand the complexities of shaping policies for a more inclusive and efficient transportation experience continues to rise.  

If you're passionate about public transportation and aspire to make a significant change in your community, the Federal Transportation Administration's Diversity in Federal Transit (DFT) Internship Program is for you. In this post, we'll delve into the countless advantages of joining this prestigious program and why you should consider it.  

1. Uncover invaluable work experience and endless networking possibilities 

By becoming part of the FTA DFT Internship program, you'll gain hands-on experience working on impactful projects that have real-world implications. Collaborate with seasoned professionals who possess an unparalleled understanding of transportation systems and policies. This invaluable exposure will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the industry. Moreover, seize the chance to expand your professional network by connecting with like-minded individuals, researchers, and industry experts. Building a robust professional network paves the way to long-term success. 

2. Pour your passion into your community 

Public transportation shapes the lives of countless individuals daily. Through the FTA DFT internship program, you have the power to directly impact people's lives by working on projects that prioritize inclusivity and equitable services. Join forces with industry experts to shape policies that truly make a difference. This is your opportunity to give back, leaving an enduring positive mark on your community. 

3. Embrace diversity within a dynamic team 

The FTA DFT Internship program values and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Collaborate with individuals from various backgrounds, benefiting from their unique perspectives. This exposure will broaden your horizons and foster a greater appreciation for diversity in the transportation industry. 

Unlock your potential by applying to the FTA DFT Internship program today. Join us in transforming the future of public transportation while igniting your career path. 

4. Competitive stipend and other perks 

This is a fully funded program. Sponsorship covers the cost of the program, housing (if needed), and roundtrip travel to and from the internship site city (if eligible). You will be responsible for living expenses and local transportation. However, a stipend of $6,100-$8,100 for undergraduate interns and $8,100-$10,100 for graduate and law interns will be provided to help alleviate these expenses. The final stipend amount is based on your decision to accept or reject TWC-organized shared housing.

5. A chance to build a successful career in the public sector 

The FTA DFT Internship program provides students with a chance to acquire the necessary skills to start building a successful career in the public sector. Working for the FTA gives you a firsthand experience of how policies are created and implemented. You will be exposed to the process of policy formulation and its impact on communities. Such an experience can make you a better policymaker, community organizer, or researcher. 

In conclusion, joining the FTA DFT Internship program is an exceptional opportunity for anyone interested in the public transportation sector and making a positive impact on their country and their communities. The advantages of joining the program are numerous, from valuable work experience and networking opportunities to starting a successful career in the public sector. Remember, this is not just an internship; it is an opportunity to transform lives and communities through public transportation decisions and policies. Do not miss out on this fantastic opportunity; apply today! 

Click here to learn more about the FTA DFT Internship program.

Click here to submit an interest form and be notified when the application opens.

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The Washington Center

The Washington Center is the largest and most established student internship program in Washington, D.C. Since our founding, we've helped more than 60,000 individuals from across the U.S. and around the globe expand their academic pursuits into rewarding jobs and careers. We use our scale and expertise to deliver solutions that open career pathways for learners, solve recruitment challenges for employers, while helping create greater access, equity, advancement and representation.

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