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.

The DoT transitioned to virtual internships in 2020 and continues to offer these remotely. When STIPDG returns to offering in-person internships, round-trip airfare and fully furnished housing will be provided if you live more than 50 miles from the internship location (Washington, D.C. or one of the agency’s regional locations).


  • 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.