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Governor's Summer Intern

Date Posted:  Nov 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  415793

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.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the 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. 


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an hourly rate of $16.24 an hour. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Location: This position is located in INDOT's Central Office, Indianapolis.

About the Job:

This position will serve as an intern for the Environmental Services Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation. The Intern will assist the Ecology and Waterway Permitting Office with the development of an ArcGIS based data collection system. The data collection system will be used to preserve data from guano testing, mist net collection, expert identification, and other sources that were collected because of INDOT projects. This information will be used by USFWS, IDNR, and INDOT for species specific research and project development. Data added will be collected from field studies, guano DNA analysis, and other sources. Intern will work with USFWS, IDNR and INDOT in developing data fields. This position will have the opportunity to participate with the INDOT protected species consultant in related field work as well as the opportunity to participate in a plant identification course.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Develop ArcGIS data collection tool, data research, entry (75%). Assist with field work associated with protected species related field work (20%). Participate in plant identification training (5%).
  • Other duties as assigned

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Applicant must be obtaining a degree in an Environmental Science, or a closely related field and have experience with ArcGIS.
  • 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:


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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