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Careers That Make a Difference

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is part of the United States Department of Transportation and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with field offices across the United States. We pursue excellence in all our endeavors. As pioneers and innovators in cutting-edge highway technologies, we provide leadership, in cooperation with our partners, to enhance the country's economic vitality, quality of life, and environment.

Choosing a profession with the FHWA provides an opportunity for you to effect change in technologies that span the world and impact the way we live and interact. Embark on a career that makes a difference.

Work Life in FHWA

We work in an atmosphere of service, teamwork, professionalism, and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity in an open, candid, and ethical manner and take pride in our work and commitment to quality. Our team environment and close relationships with our customers and partners are an integral part of our success. We are committed to providing our employees with the opportunity to achieve their professional goals through challenging work assignments, formal and on-the-job training, and continued education.


Online Application Process

Federal vacancy announcements describe all the information needed to complete the application process. These instructions include the minimum required qualifications; the evaluation factors or knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) which will be used to rank applicants; a description of the work to be performed and where to send your application and the closing date.

After you identify a specific vacancy or hiring program which interests you, the next step is to submit your application or resume. Some vacancy announcements have the option of applying online, which may require special forms and instructions. Follow all the instructions in the vacancy announcement, as well as any additional instructions given to you by the office which issues the announcement.

Student Internship and Recent Graduate Programs

Student Internship and Recent Graduate Programs enable students to obtain job experience in, not only their field of interest, but in public service. Some of our students work in Washington, D.C., while others have the opportunity to work in our division offices across the country.

The Federal Highway Administration offers a variety of student internship and recent graduate programs for students and recent graduates. Whether you're a college student looking for summer employment, a college or graduate student seeking a substantive internship in the field of transportation, or a recent graduate with a degree in one of our mission-critical occupations, there's no limit to how far our opportunities can take you. At the Federal Highway Administration, you'll have a chance to gain insight into U.S. transportation policy while making a considerable contribution to our nation through public service. Are you up for the challenge?

The career opportunities are endless–and they all start right here. Begin by finding out which program is right for you by clicking on the links below.



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