Student Employment

Through a wide variety of opportunities available for graduate students to play a working role in active, sponsored research projects and educational activities, students at the Larson Institute gain valuable experience that makes them highly desirable to prospective employers in government, industry, and academia. Former students of the Larson Institute occupy key creative and leadership positions in some of the industry’s most innovative firms.

Graduate students supported by governmental and industrial fellowships and traineeships earn a distinct advantage in terms of employability after completing their programs of study. 

To inquire about these opportunities with the Larson Institute, call 814-865-1891.


The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710