The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) offers statewide paid internship opportunities during the summer to students in a variety of majors, predominantly in engineering, science, and technology fields; however, PennDOT does more than just road construction and snow removal. PennDOT is a customer-driven service organization responsible for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Pennsylvania's multimodal transportation system.
You may be able to obtain academic credit through participation in PennDOT's internship program. Ask your academic advisor if your college offers credit for paid internships.
PennDOT Interns enjoy opportunities in various areas of PennDOT operations. Internship opportunities associated with this posting will be headquartered throughout PennDOT's Engineering Districts. Although all assignments may not be offered in every location, additional examples of work and special projects may be available. View PennDOT's District map to see where your home county lies.
Join the PennDOT team as a student intern and gain valuable experience to lay the foundation for a rewarding career. Apply today!
- DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Typically, PennDOT interns have been enrolled in the majors below and take part in the projects that follow:
- Civil, Mechanical, Architectural, Civil Structural, Hydraulic, Civil Engineering Systems, Welding, Surveying, Industrial, Materials, Aerospace; or
- Any engineering discipline with anticipation of obtaining 24 credits in Civil Engineering or Engineering Technology.
Engineering Technology majors:
- Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical, Architectural, Structural, Contracting Building and Construction, Electrical, or Electronics.
- Majors in career studies with anticipation of obtaining at least 12 credit hours in Drafting, Design, Surveying, and other related courses are also acceptable.
- Participate in the inspection, materials testing, and completion of documentation associated with highway and bridge construction projects.
- Serve on Systematic Technique to Analyze and Manage Pennsylvania Pavement (STAMPP) survey crews engaged in the collection of roadway condition data utilized in Department maintenance efforts. A limited number of positions in the roadside development program provide experience in vegetation and soils management.
- Gain experience in structural analysis, plans preparation, and other drafting and design functions related to roadway and bridge design processes.
Depending on workload demands and availability, internship opportunities may also be offered in the Traffic, Environmental, and Survey Units among other areas of District operations.
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