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ORISE is continuing normal program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ORISE U.S. DOT opportunities will be offered as long as each individual U.S. DOT office is able to complete the onboard process and ensure a meaningful experience for participants. We encourage you to apply and submit your application as soon as possible. If selected for an opportunity you will be provided with up-to-date onboarding guidance at that time.  Updates will be available on this page as needed.

Meet a Participant

One of the best ways to learn about opportunities at the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is through the eyes of a past participant.
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    Laura Farley

    During her ORISE fellowship program, Laura Farley researched data control, stewardship and visualization. She learned various approaches to data management and applied them by developing accessible dashboards based on federal datasets and metrics.

    Read more about Laura's research
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    Kyle Titlow

    During his fellowship with the U.S. Department of Transportation, postgraduate Kyle Titlow analyzed GPS data sets to improve U.S. transportation methods.

    Read more about Kyle's experience at DOT
  • It is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates who are interested in getting their feet wet with research opportunities outside of traditional academia. I’ve gotten a much more realistic understanding of how the government functions and the challenges and opportunities it faces in regards to transportation data.

    —Kyle Titlow
  • I feel prepared to take on future positions as a cartographer or designer with the skills gained during my appointment at DOT.

    —Kelsey Taylor, MS, GISc
  • My time at a GIS Analyst at BTS was fulfilling and educational and I will always appreciate my time there. I learned and improved crucial skills at BTS that will be essential to my career going forward.

    —Theodore Reuter
  • This is an excellent opportunity for new graduates or early career individuals looking to build experience.

    —Laura Farley