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HBCU/MSI Fellows Program


An NCDOT HBCU fellow speaks to a staff person about a project

The Office of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Outreach Fellowship Program at the N.C. Department of Transportation offers workplace experiences and learning opportunities to recent graduates of HBCU and minority serving institutions with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from one of North Carolina’s HBCU/MSI. Participants must have graduated within the past three years. 

​Fellows serve a 2-year commitment in a NCDOT unit/division where they learn about the department and participate in professional certification and development opportunities. Fellows will be placed in positions and gain knowledge and experience to prepare them for permanent employment. Fellows work 40 hours per week as temporary employees and are paid a competitive wage.​​

Who Should Apply?

Fellowship applicants must have graduated within the past three years from an North Carolina HBCU/MSI undergraduate or graduate degree program at one of North Carolina’s HBCU/MSI.

The program seeks candidates who have:

  • A strong academic record
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A desire to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • A genuine interest in learning more about the transportation industry 

Graduates in all majors are welcome, including engineering, public administration, business administration, marketing, English/journalism, planning and project management. Fellows work with subject matter experts in select NCDOT business units.

​How it Works

Fellows serve in a selected NCDOT business units and assist with everyday tasks and special projects. 

Participants are immersed in all aspects of the transportation industry. They also receive professional development opportunities, free training and certification, travel, and opportunities to network with transportation professionals. Fellows are considered full-time NCDOT temporary employees. 

​The program helps develop a pool of qualified individuals for potential permanent positions at NCDOT and the transportation sector. 

Applicants should carefully review the available positions and identify the areas were they want to work.


JoAna McCoy

Program Analyst
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4/19/2024 2:47 PM