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Governor's Summer Intern- History Unit

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Requisition ID:  56481

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.


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 Internship:

This position will serve as a History Unit Intern for the Environmental 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 the Manager of the Cultural Resources Office.

A Day in the Life:
  • Assist with research and writing related to the preparation of historic property reports and other Section 106 related documents
  • Conduct records searches for small projects
  • Assist with above-ground architectural field surveys
  • Attend Section 106 consulting party meetings, public hearings, and state historic preservation review board meetings etc.
  • Development of GIS layers related to above ground historic resources
  • Participation in cross training opportunities within Environmental Services Division
  • Other duties as assigned
What You’ll Need For Success:
  • Working towards a Graduate or Bachelor’s degree in History or Historic Preservation, or a closely related field.
  • Relevant work experience preferred (includes experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution)
  • Applicant must be comfortable using ArcGIS online, ArcMap, Arc Collector and Microsoft Office applications
  • 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 Intern’s work is broad in scope and requires the ability to work with many different individuals. The work requires the strong ability to manage one’s own time and to adequately prioritize job responsibilities.


The Intern will be responsible for completion of Historic Property Reports and fieldwork. The intern will be assigned specific projects and work assignments. Work and recommendations will be made to the supervisor.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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