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HBCU/MSI Fellows Program


An NCDOT HBCU fellow speaks to a staff person about a project
The North Carolina HBCU/MSI Fellows Program offers workplace experience and learning opportunities at the N.C. Department of Transportation to recent graduates of North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) or Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI). ​

Who Should Apply?

Applicants to the Fellows program must have graduated within the past one to three years with a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree from one of North Carolina’s HBCUs or MSIs.

The program seeks candidates who:

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

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

​Fellow opportunities are posted on the North Carolina State Government employment website.​

​Available Positions

Applicants should carefully review the available pos​itions​​ and identify the area in which they are interested in working.

 See Available Fellowship Positions​  ​

​How it Works

Fellows serve a two-year commitment within a selected NCDOT business unit and assist with everyday tasks and special projects. 

Participants are immersed in all aspects of the transportation industry, along with professional development opportunities, free trainings 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 within NCDOT, and the transportation sector.​


Ashley Houston

Administrative Specialist
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1503 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1503

6/27/2022 12:10 PM