- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Professional Development Program
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Professional Development Program (PDP) provides entry-level career development where participants learn and apply skills to advance the Nation's transportation program. The program offers opportunities in many career disciplines.
Several options are offered in the Professional Development Program. Each option has a different specialty that can be matched with participants' educational background, skills, and interests. Options include:
The FHWA Professional Development Program is 24 months in duration and consists of the following components:
Candidates selected for the Professional Development Program must be willing to maintain geographic mobility while on the program. Participants are assigned to FHWA field offices around the country. Upon completing the program, participants are permanently placed based primarily on agency need. During their career, FHWA employees have opportunities to apply for FHWA positions nationwide.
"The PDP has not only provided a new career for me, the program has also given me the opportunity to learn, grow and excel. Not only am I looking forward to completing my second year in the PDP, but I am also looking forward to a wonderful career with FHWA."