Montoya Fellowship

2021 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 MetroPlan Flagstaff and Mountain Line: 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 ninth 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.


Application process


Applications for the Fellowship are due to MetroPlan no later than 4:00 pm MST on February 19, 2021. Complete applications must include:


Application form


Letter of recommendation/nomination from NAU faculty/advisor


Downloadable information and materials:






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

MetroPlan Flagstaff

6 East Aspen Avenue, Suite 200

Flagstaff, Arizona 86001


Electronic submittals are also acceptable and should be sent to Dave Wessel.


For more information contact: 


Kate Morley, Development Director                                  Dave Wessel, Manager

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