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Governor's Summer Intern- Roadway

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  27011

Crawfordsville, IN, US, 47933

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.

About Governor's Summer Internship Program: 

The Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship (GPSSI) is designed to give college students real world, hands on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. Participation in the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship will offer students a multitude of experiences including networking with state employees, resume building and soft skills workshops, agency head panels, and much more.


Hiring Salary:

The Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) summer internship program is a paid summer internship that lasts approximately 3.5 months. Listed salary is approximate. The hourly wage is $11.30.


About the Job:

This position will serve as an engineer Intern for the Crawfordsville District Technical Services Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation. The Intern will be responsible for a variety of division projects and support. The objective of the position is to provide a valuable learning experience for the intern, as well as to assist the agency in completing their assignments and responsibilities. The Intern will report to Asset Management engineer. 

A Day in the Life:

The intern will work to gather, document, and synthesize relevant information about infrastructure in urban areas in the Crawfordsville District. This information is intended to assist the pavement engineer in sequencing proposed treatments and years for multiple roadway urban projects across future call years in a way that facilitates coordination between INDOT and cities and towns. This information also enhances the pavement engineer’s ability to discuss a proposed urban road project with Capital Program Management personnel in terms of anticipated scope of the project and possible impacts during a given project call year. Other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need For Success:
  • Working towards a Bachelors Degree in Civil engineering or related field
  • Relevant work experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the mission and role of INDOT
  • Basic understanding of state policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Knowledge of state government structure, administrative procedures, and the legislative process
  • Ability to research, draft, and edit data and reports
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Ability to operate computer tools
  • Good research and writing skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills suitable for a wide variety of contacts
  • Confidence and ability to learn on the job and adapt quickly to changing circumstances
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.
Difficulty of Work:

The work envisioned for this position is at a level similar to that of an entry-level engineer. The work will be of moderate difficulty, requiring good organizational, critical reasoning, and communication skills.


The primary responsibility of the intern will be to gather, document, and synthesize relevant information about infrastructure in urban areas in the Crawfordsville District. The intern will be expected to consult a variety of sources in fulfillment of his/her responsibility. It is anticipated that the intern will start with sources available from within INDOT, such as:
o    As-built plans from old roadway projects
o    Archived pavement coring information
o    INDOT Crawfordsville’s Drainage Issues Map
o    Communication with Maintenance personnel and Area Engineers within INDOT’s Crawfordsville sub-districts

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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