2019 Montoya Fellowship in Transportation Planning at Northern Arizona University

The Montoya Fellowship is granted annually to an exceptional student in the community planning or Geographic Information System (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.

Duties & Education

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.

Previous Fellows

The Montoya Fellowship program is now in its seventh 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 the FMPO no later than 4 pm on April 5, 2019. Complete applications must include:

  • Application form
  • Résumé
  • Letter of recommendation/nomination from Northern Arizona University (NAU) faculty/advisor

Downloadable Information & Materials

Submit Application

Completed applications can be delivered by mail or in person to:
Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization
211 W Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Electronic submittals are also acceptable and should be emailed to Martin Ince.