Department of Transportation (DOT)

Spend a summer doing meaningful public service work and making valuable connections in the U.S. Department of Transportation

You’ll get hands-on experience in public service while learning about transportation challenges and advancements through the Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT).

STIPDG seeks undergraduate, graduate, and law students for a fulfilling 10-week summer internship. As an undergraduate student, you should be a rising junior or rising senior during your summer internship.

You’ll get a chance to build your network, develop new skills, and learn about open positions at the DoT. This internship program is a critical part of the DoT’s employee recruitment efforts.

Your assignment to one of the DOT’s Operating Administrations is based on your major, preference for a particular area and geographic preference. Internships are typically located in Washington, D.C. and in regional locations across the U.S. Round-trip airfare and fully furnished housing will be provided if you live more than 50 miles from your internship location.


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student and you’ll be entering your junior or senior year after the STIPDG summer
  • Graduate student
  • Second- or third-year law student


  • $4,000 stipend as an undergrad student
  • $5,000 stipend as a graduate or law student
  • Round-trip airfare and housing when in-person internships resume


An amazing opportunity to work in public service for the Department of Transportation, gain professional skills and build strong relationships and life-long friendships.