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Geotechnical Services Intern

Date Posted:  Feb 23, 2021
Requisition ID:  172306

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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.


Unpaid Internship:

The Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) summer internship program is an unpaid summer internship that lasts approximately 3.5 months.

About the Job:

This position will serve as a Engineer / Geologist Intern for the Geotechnical 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.  

A Day in the Life:

  • Learn and perform geotechnical lab testing,  
  • Identify, map, and record various slope instability data from existing records
  • Research available landslide corrections in use by other states/counties and summarize findings in a report.
  • Coordinate slope instability information requests between Consultants and various INDOT offices.
  • Preparing tabular reports, word processing, and geographic information system (GIS) mapping
  • Vet and validate collected statewide landslide field and office data
  • Inspecting Drilling, sampling, and geotechnical instrumentation
  • Other duties as assigned

What You'll Need for Success:

  1. Working towards a Bachelor Degree in either Civil Engineering, Geology or related field
  2. Relevant work experience preferred
  3. Basic knowledge of the mission and role of INDOT
  4. Basic understanding of state policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  5. Knowledge of state government structure, administrative procedures, and the legislative process
  6. Ability to research, draft, and edit data and reports
  7. Analytical skills
  8. Ability to handle multiple projects
  9. Ability to operate computer tools
  10. Good research and writing skills
  11. Good interpersonal and communication skills suitable for a wide variety of contacts
  12. Confidence and ability to learn on the job and adapt quickly to changing circumstances

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