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Internship Program

Now accepting 2024 summer internship applications!

Interested in a career in public service? Consider spending your summer with the Indiana Department of Transportation! Summer internships are typically posted and available for applications 4-6 months before the internship program begins. A full list of internship positions and applications can be found here.

Through the State of Indiana's Governor's Public Service Summer Internship, INDOT welcomes a diverse group of college students each summer to join their team. An internship with INDOT is uniquely positioned to give you an in-depth understanding of what working for a state agency entails. With more than 3,600 employees throughout Indiana, our team is comprised of individuals with many backgrounds and experiences. INDOT is responsible for more than 11,000 miles of roadway and nearly 6,000 bridges throughout the state. Whether constructing new roads or working to maintain what we have, coordinating all of these efforts takes a well-developed, qualified team.

We have available summer internships in many different divisions, including our many civil engineering areas, project management, communications, finance, human resources, information technology, legal services, and real estate, in addition to our career development and pipeline programs for civil engineering students.

If you’re considering a career in the public sector, INDOT has a position that will help you to develop your professional skills. Come work for an agency whose work impacts nearly everyone in Indiana every single day. Our interns are valued members of our teams, and we’d love for you to join us.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can apply for a summer internship with INDOT?

    Candidates must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution. Students who are graduating in May 2024 are eligible to apply for an internship during the summer of 2024.

  • Are summer internship positions paid?

    Yes, the pay rate for 2024 is $16.24 per hour. College credit can be given to students if approved by their respective colleges and universities.

  • Are international students eligible for Governor's Summer Intern positions?

    International students may apply for Governor’s Summer Intern positions, as long as they meet the program’s other requirements.

  • What does a typical day look like for an INDOT intern?

    Because each internship is uniquely tailored to individual interns and their divisions, no two interns' days will look the same! On the same day that a public relations intern may be in the office drafting press releases, a geology intern may be visiting a quarry watching a blast, while a bridge inspection intern may be in the field inspecting bridges. Internship descriptions will give applicants a good idea of what their position entails, but no two internships at INDOT are ever the same!

  • How do I apply?

    A full list of internships available for summer 2024 can be found here. Start the application process by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of the job description.

  • I'm a Civil Engineering student, is there anything specific for me?

    Each year, INDOT offers a limited number of scholarships to engineering students who can make a lasting impact on Indiana’s infrastructure. Scholarship recipients receive $3,125 per semester and work in paid internships during the summer. After graduation, recipients receive priority hiring within the agency.

Ali Lamb - Traffic Intern

Ali Lamb, a Civil Engineering major at University of Southern Indiana, spent her summer working with the Design division at INDOT. Read more about how she learned the in's and out's of projects and her experience shadowing seasoned engineers!
Meet Ali

Sidney Hoene - Public Relations Intern

Sidney Hoene, a recent graduate of Ball State University with a Public Relations degree, spent her summer working on press releases, social media, and more.
Meet Sidney

Tom Nguyen - Finance Intern

Tom Nguyen, a Finance major at IUPUI, spent his summer helping the finance department with Fiscal Year-End reports, and learning how INDOT manages over 12 billion dollars worth of infrastructure.
Meet Tom

Sylvia Kelechi - Bridge Inspection Intern

Sylvia Kelechi, a Civil Engineering Master's student at Purdue University Northwest, spent her summer learning the full process of bridge and culvert inspections. She even got to work with the INDOT research team at Purdue Research Park!
Meet Sylvia

Jack Gallagher - Traffic Engineering Intern

Jack Gallagher attends Purdue University Northwest as a Civil Engineering intern. Jack is a part of INDOT's Scholarship program and has spent the last three summers with INDOT!
Meet Jack

Alex Marshall - Environmental Services Intern

Alex Marshall, a Biology major at Ball State University, spent her summer looking at the depth of the environmental services aspects of transportation projects. Through her internship with INDOT, she also became NEPA and CE certified.
Meet Alex

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