The NVTC Transit Fellowship Program was launched in 2014 by Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne at NVTC’s 50th anniversary celebration. This fellowship provides a professional development opportunity for mid-career transportation specialists as well as college graduates and graduate students. Successful applicants will gain in-depth knowledge of transit policy, planning and funding issues as well as an understanding of the policymaking process by conducting research under the guidance of NVTC staff, collaborating with transportation experts on publications, and assisting in the execution of NVTC programs conducted. Transit Fellows will work on specific projects.

NVTC is looking for Fellows with an interest in:

  • Conducting policy and legislative research
  • Developing a series of policy forums
  • Creating infographics and other graphical representations of data related to transit usage and economic benefits of transit

Who Should Apply?

Fellowships are awarded to professionals with a strong understanding of transportation policy, finance and transportation funding and public outreach. Graduate students and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Fellowship Duration

Duration of the appointment is variable with a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 6 months with an option of extension. Start and end dates can be flexible as can schedules. Priority will be given to applicants who can begin their fellowship quickly. We anticipate appointing as many as three transit fellows to complete projects no later than September 1.

Completed Fellows Projects

Business outreach plan
Planned and supported issues briefings in Richmond
Interactive map of regional transit services
Resource page on making the business case for transit
Literature survey on the economic benefits of transit
Expanded and updated the regional studies inventory
Multi-agency panel at the Virginia Transit Association (VTA)
Created a timeline of regional planning cycles
Developed a project management tool for regional planning activities
Participated in the VTA planning committee

Fellows David Koch and Zach Hanson with Secretary Layne.

Applying for the Transit Fellowship

Applications for Fellowships are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please complete the NVTC application form.

NVTC Transit Fellowship
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 620
Arlington, VA 22201

703-524-3322 (phone)
transitfellows@nvtdc.org