Montoya Fellowship

2023 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 tenth 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.




Applications for the Fellowship are due to Mountain Line no later than 4:00 pm MST on Friday, April 8, 2022. Complete applications must include:


Application form


Letter of recommendation/nomination from NAU faculty/advisor


Complete your application online at:

For more information contact: 



Kate Morley, Development Director

Mountain Line


Dave Wessel, Planning Manager