USDOT Fellowships

Subject: USDOT Fellowships

I am writing today about three dynamic new fellowships at the United States Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) that will be of interest to students and recent graduates of your program.  The BTS Fellows program prepares a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of individuals to address science, technology and policy issues related to transportation systems, and enhances the future workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to transportation and statistics agencies.  BTS Fellows become members of teams working on topics of national importance and will become part of the future supply of individuals with specific experience in national and international transportation statistics, data science, research and policy. Some may go on to join the USDOT as staff members; others will collaborate with USDOT scientists from academic or other positions; and all will make professional contributions in areas of importance to the USDOT mission.

BTS Fellows receive a highly competitive stipend, health insurance subsidy, travel and moving reimbursement and an allowance for education, scientific activities and professional development. Fellows join BTS for a one to three year appointment at the USDOT.

BTS is currently seeking people interested in bringing transformative change to the Federal Government. These post-graduate research and developmental opportunities will infuse fresh perspective, skills, and methodologies regularly into BTS processes, products, and initiatives. Fellows appointments are available with flexible spring and summer 2018 start dates for the following areas:

·         Cartographer Fellow

·         Data Journalist Fellow

·         Geospatial Analyst Fellow

For more information, click on the above links or go to

Please pass along these opportunities to any interested students or recent graduates.  We will conduct interviews in early February.


Thank you,

Derald Dudley
Geographer / Computer Scientist - The Office of Spatial Analysis and Visualization
Chair - FGDC Transportation Subcommittee
Phone: 202.309.0940

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Research and Technology
United States Department of Transportation