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Professional Development Program

How to Apply

All vacancies for the Professional Development Program (PDP) are posted on USAJOBS.gov. Applicants must have (or open) an account on USAJOBS and apply online prior to the closing date for each vacancy.

Most PDP vacancies are advertised in February and September of each year. To apply, search USAJOBS for the phrase “FHWA Pathways Recent Graduate”, and apply online to the vacancy of your interest.

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Graduated within two year of applying to the PDP with a bachelor's or master's degree in a related field from an accredited university.
  • Be mobile to work anywhere in the USA

For more details on eligibility requirements please go to USAJOBS.gov and read the specific requirements for the positions that you're interested in applying.

Questions can be directed to Ms. Elisa Allen, PDP Coordinator, at Elisa.Allen@dot.gov.


Photograph of Britta Stein

"I have enjoyed my work, continue to learn from the tasks and people I encounter, have traveled to multiple states for training and assignments and have gained insight from multiple mentors along the way. My experience has helped prepare me for future responsibilities through exposure to different aspects of the FHWA..."

- Britta Stein,
Transportation Planner

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