2018 Montoya Fellowship in Transportation Planning at Northern Arizona University

The Montoya Fellowship is granted annually to an exceptional student in the community planning or GIS programs at Northern Arizona University with a demonstrated interest in transportation, and in particular transit, pedestrian, and bicycle planning.  

The fellowship includes a paid, six to twelve-month internship with the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) and the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA); two agencies responsible for regional, multimodal transportation planning for the Flagstaff area.  

The Montoya Fellow will receive valuable experience in transportation planning and implementation.  Under the direction of agency professionals, the Fellow will carry out general duties and be responsible for contributing to the delivery of specific projects and studies.  The pay and course credits received will help support their academic career while the work they perform will benefit our community by enhancing mobility and transportation.

The Montoya Fellowship program is now in its sixth year.  Previous Fellows have used the experience to help launch careers in transportation planning; some have continued on to graduate school, while others found positions with local governments, regional transportation agencies, and private consulting firms.

For more information about the Montoya Fellowship, download this description.

Application process



 Applications for the Fellowship are due to the FMPO no later than 4:00 pm on March 16, 2018. Complete applications must include:

  • Application form
  • Résumé
  • Letter of recommendation/nomination from NAU faculty/advisor
Downloadable information and materials:

Complete applications can be delivered by mail or in person to:

Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization
211 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Electronic submittals are also acceptable and should be sent to this email.

For more information



Alicia Becker, Transit Planner
Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority
3773 North Kaspar Drive
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
928 679 8935
email

Martin Ince, Multimodal Transportation Planner
Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization
211 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
928 213 2685
email