WITI Internship Program
The USDOT Women & Girls In Transportation Initiative (WITI) offers an internship program enabling young women from colleges and universities across the country to participate. The WITI internship programs is administered through the department's Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) which provide resources, technical assistance and outreach to all 50 states and U.S. territories.
The mission is to increase the participation of women in the transportation industry and prepare young women to become our nation’s future leaders by creating ladders of opportunity and small business' economic competitiveness through careers, internships, strategic partnerships and education.
- Must attend an HBCU (if not possible, a MSI.)
- An undergrad Junior or Senior
- STEM-related field of studies (i.e., transportation, civil engineering, public administrations, urban planning, etc.)
- Receiving course credit
- Has already completed or secured an internship during the 2021-2022 school year or Fall/Winter of 2022
- The Intern should work at least 30 hours a week for at least 6 weeks*
*The exact number of hours is to be set by the Project Director.
If you are currently applying for internships or have already secured an internship during the 2022-2023 school year or Fall/Winter of 2022, please submit an interest form below, with your resume and relevant documentation from.
If accepted, Interns will be required to complete a survey or personal statement on their experiences following their internship.
In accordance with the USDOT's WITI Program, the SBTRC-SW placed three interns with the California Mobility Center (CMC) in 2021. In 2022, we placed interns at UC Davis- Institute of Transportation Studies and Cool Davis.
Although working on such large, collaborative projects could be challenging at times, it certainly helped me to develop time management and communications skills. For me, this internship reaffirmed that in my future career, I would like to primarily focus my time and efforts on community matters."