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MDOT Fellows Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Fellows Program exposes Maryland’s college students to careers in the state sector within Maryland’s integrative transportation system.  Fellows of all majors are placed in full-time assignments in one of MDOT’s modals, supervised by senior-level administrators.

With the knowledge gained at their placements, and through seminars, trips, and networking, fellows research and create a proposal to solve a transportation challenge.  The program is administered by the Shriver Center in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.

Fellows are paid a stipend of $3,500 for their participation in the program.

 

The fellowship has 4 components:

[Experience]
Fellows are placed in an MDOT office and peform substantive work,  full-time for 8 weeks under the mentorship of a senior-level professional

[Exploration]
Fellows attend an orientation and seminars to strengthen their understanding of the functions of state government and policy making

[Exposure]
Fellows attend meetings, events, field trips, and networking opportunities to connect with Maryland’s leaders

[Practice]
Fellows put their knowledge and skills into practice, researching and proposing a solution to a transportation challenge.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Rising Senior in Fall 2016
  • Attending a Maryland institution or are a Maryland resident
  • GPA 2.7 or above
  • available June 10-August 5

2016 MDOT Fellows Important Dates:

  • December 3- Applications Live
  • March 15- Applications due
  • April 15- Intern Open House/Interviews
  • June 10- Opening Kickoff and Orientation
  • June 13- First day at your Internship
  • August 5- Closing Celebration

For more information, please email Hannah Schmitz: publicservicescholars@umbc.edu

To apply visit http://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/gsip/application/

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