Women in the Tampa Bay region and around the country are being encouraged to pursue careers in transportation. The U.S. Department of Transportation
has expanded an internship program to specifically aim at encouraging young women to pursue careers in transportation.
women are now employed in the transportation industry yet there are
many opportunities at airports, in engineering and aerospace firms, and
with railroad, transit and DOT offices.
The internship program is currently being operated out of Spelman College
in Atlanta, and will be expanded to 10 regions in the country.
attending universities and colleges will be eligible to participate in
the internships run by the department's Small Business Transportation
The DOT also offers several internship programs and fellowships to high school and college students.
expansion of this particular internship program supports the efforts of
the Obama administration to increase career opportunities for women and
Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signed a Memorandum
of Cooperation with the Women's Transportation Seminar International in
May of this year. This Memorandum is designed to inspire women to pursue careers
in transportation, which often require a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.
For more information visit the DOT's Resources for Women and Girls website
Writer: Mandy Erfourth
Source: Olivia Alair, U.S. DOT