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Historical Research Intern, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library, McLean, VA


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing degrees in library/information science or history for paid, full-time internships for the period June 5 – August 11, 2023. These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation’s Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a stipend and travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The current plan is to have an in-person internship. The availability of a virtual internship option has not yet been determined. The deadline for submitting an application is January 31, 2023. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to [email protected].

Please note that applicants cannot apply for specific positions but can indicate their interest areas. When completing the application, please select “Library Sciences” as an interest area and “Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)” and/or “Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)” as your preferred mode.


  1. Research the history of FHWA offices, including name changes and significant dates.
  2. Add resources related to FHWA/highway history to the library’s SharePoint site.
  3. Create an inventory of articles from FHWA’s Highway History site and convert HTML articles to PDFs.
  4. Assist with other research, communications, and collection activities as needed.

Desired Qualifications

Experience conducting historical research and database searches; Experience in creating/editing content on web pages or SharePoint; Familiarity with library resources and services; Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; Willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks; Ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.


Contact: Dawn Vanlandingham and Dawn Reinhardt, [email protected], 202-493-3172

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