COSA Federal Lands Transportation Fellowship Opportunity

Please pass this announcement along to any recent graduates, students who will be graduating this spring, or current masters degree candidates that are interested in working with federal lands and have planning, natural resource management, transportation or civil engineering backgrounds.

I am a graduate of this program and cannot speak highly enough of the experience. From a desert canyon in Arizona to the barrier islands of North Carolina to the halls of power in Washington DC, I got to experience firsthand ‘America’s best idea".

See below for application instructions.

Nature is not a luxury, it is a necessity of the human spirit.

– E. Abbey


The Public Lands Transportation Fellows (PLTF) program is now accepting applications for it’s 2020 class.

The PLTF program provides fellowships to recent graduates (sometimes current Masters students) in a transportation related engineering, planning, or resource management program a unique opportunity for career development and public service. Successful applicants are placed at a federal land unit facing a transportation issue to facilitate a transportation planning or implementation project.

We are currently seeking applications for a total of five (5) transportation fellows. Two (2) at US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) locations and three (3) National Park Service (NPS) locations. Locations include: Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Lacombe, LA; Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Sudbury, MA; and three (3) positions that will rotate through the National Park Service (NPS) Headquarters office, a NPS regional office (exact location TBD), and a NPS unit (exact location TBD).

The transportation fellows position spans from July 13, 2020 to July 9, 2021. Compensation includes $3,000 per month for 12 months, benefits, relocation expenses, housing allowance, and potential for Federal Non-Competitive Eligibility Status.

Please note that job offers will be made contingent on funding appropriations and applicant qualifications. Applicants to the transportation fellows program must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens of the U.S.; be 30 years of age or under by the start date; and have at least a Bachelor’s degree; however, the preference is for recent or soon-to-be Master’s degree graduates.

Applications are due on Friday, April 3 at 11:59 PM Eastern. To find out more and apply, visit:

Please forward this to anyone who may be interested. If you have questions, please contact Jaime Sullivan at 774-571-3503 or jaime.sullivan2.



Jaime Sullivan, P.E.

Director, National Center for Rural Road Safety

Manager, Public Lands Transportation Fellows Program

Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University

PO Box 174250 I Bozeman, MT 59717-4250

(774) 571-3503 I Jaime.sullivan2

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