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Pathways Student Intern (Transportation Program Specialist)

The position is located in various Federal Transit Administration (FTA) offices. Student Trainees will receive opportunities for learning in a professional work environment that focuses on transit career-related fields. The vision of success is to provide student Trainees the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. 

The Student Trainee (Transportation Program Specialist) Pathways Intern will:

  • Assist the Office Director in oversight of FTA-funded projects and provides project management advice and direction to regional programs to assist in the implementation and completion of capital, operating and planning grants. Be responsible for the oversight aspects and project management aspects of FTA projects. Maintains records for grantees regarding project status, Triennial Reviews (TR), FTA grantee reviews, audit, and maintain computer program tracking system on each.
  • Assist the Office Director in the review of grant applications for planning, capital and operating assistance. be responsible for developing and recommending for approval grant amendments, letters of no prejudice, advance construction authority, and other financial assistance instruments pursuant to 49 USC 5307, 5309, and other grant sections, and appropriate provisions of Title 23 USC. Consider all current requirements and documents the rationale for approval, rejection or other action.
  • Prepare briefing papers, statistical and narrative reports on a broad range of regional office and grantee activities and in support of policy and procedural decisions for use by the Regional Administrator and/or headquarters.
  • Review financial and progress reports on capital, operating and planning projects and determines whether project is proceeding as scheduled. Prepare correspondence asking for further explanations on deviations or problems, if required, as a basis for corrective action.

The Ideal Candidate for this position is in the Pathways Internship Program that is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions to work in agencies and explore careers while still in school.