National Park Foundation Transportation Scholars Program
(For more information, see http://www.enotrans.com/Programs/NPS.htm)
The National Park Foundation Transportation Scholars Program, now in its seventh year, gives transportation specialists a unique opportunity for career development and public service. The Scholars Program places transportation professionals, as well as master's and doctoral candidates in the fields of transportation, engineering, and planning, in National Parks across the country to assist Park Service staff in developing transportation solutions that preserve valuable resources and enhance the visitor experience.
Assignments generally begin in early summer and last between three and twelve months. Projects can involve transportation planning and analysis, coordination with local communities, environmental and traffic studies, and other transportation-related tasks. The program is made possible by the Ford Motor Company Fund, the National Park Foundation (NPF), the National Park Service, and the Eno Transportation Foundation.
Scholars receive a stipend of approximately $4000 per month. (For tax purposes, participants are defined as independent contractors.) Half of the total stipend is paid at the beginning of the assignment, and the balance is paid when the Scholar submits his/her final report.
Applications are now being accepted. Deadline is March 21, 2008, at 5pm EST.