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Governor's Summer Intern- Traffic

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  27010

Crawfordsville, IN, US, 47933

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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:

The purpose of this position is to provide assistance to the District Traffic Investigations Engineer in the development of GIS databases to geospatially record speed limit zones, no passing zones, and no parking zones throughout the Crawfordsville District.

A Day in the Life:

The intern will be focused on collecting and summarizing two sets of data: 
1) Speed Limit zones, No Passing zones, and No Parking zones based upon existing signage and pavement markings found in the field.
2) Speed Limit zones, No Passing zones, and No Parking zones based upon our current legal paperwork (aka official actions).
In addition to the overarching GIS project, the intern will have opportunities to assist the District Traffic Investigations Engineer with various day-to-day work.  This work may included traveling to intersections and taking pictures, measure sight distances, and/or drawing sketches of intersection geometry, pavement markings, and signage.  It also may include filtering and classifying crash data and/or preparing work orders for our sign crew, paint crew, or traffic signal technicians.  In addition, the intern may be asked to propose changes that are likely to enhance safety and/or improve traffic operations at a given intersection.  At the end of the internship, the intern will create a PowerPoint presentation summarizing his or her work.

What You’ll Need For Success:

This position will require an engineering background sufficient to understand various aspects of intersection geometry, pavement markings, and signage, and learn how those features can be altered to improve safety. The intern should be competent with a GIS program (preferably ArcGIS), Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. The intern should also have good organizational, critical reasoning, and communication skills. The intern must possess a valid driver's license to drive to and from various locations.

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 make significant progress on the completion of the GIS databases. The secondary responsibility of the intern will be to accomplish other traffic-related and miscellaneous tasks as assigned.  All work will be performed in collaboration with, and under the supervision of, the District Traffic Investigations Engineer. The intern may also have opportunities to work with other INDOT employees

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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