Courtesy of Howard University
Courtesy of Howard University

Applications are being accepted through March 24 for the D.C. Department of Transportation and Howard University’s 2017 research internship summer program.

The internship, which is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing from the D.C. region and nationwide, engages students to work on specific research topics at DDOT.

The 10-week program, which begins June 5 at DDOT’s head office in southeast D.C., also allows the agency to conduct research into transportation-related topics while serving as a resource for students to acquire practical skills.

Interns will be assigned to hourly, paid positions with a maximum of 40 hours a week, with no paid holidays, no paid sick leave and no overtime. Participating students are required to have basic computer skills, and basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

This year’s internship projects include the following:

•​ Library Intern

•​ Human Resources Business Partnering Intern

•​ Civil Engineering Design Scope and Cost Estimation Intern

•​ Green Infrastructure Research for DDOT Construction Projects Intern

•​ Data Consolidation, Processing, and Visualization for ITS Asset Management and Traffic Operations Intern

•​ Traffic and Crash Data Analyst /Vision Zero Intern

•​ Performance Management Dashboards Intern

•​ Active Transportation Intern

•​ Smart Cities and District Mobility Intern

•​ Transit Projects Intern [2 positions available]

•​ Curbside Operations Data [2 positions available]

Interested persons should visit and follow the instructions on the website. Identify the position for which you are applying and include your current grade point average (GPA). (There is a minimum 2.5 GPA for undergraduates). No phone calls.

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