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Governor's Summer Intern - Inventory & Tracking

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Requisition ID:  25948

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:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace. INDOT is committed to providing its summer interns with practical, job-relevant experiences to help in the development of professional skills. This internship position is designed to allow the intern to work in a hands-on environment with current functional area experts and leaders, enhance communication and leadership skills, and to build upon key geospatial skills. 

A Day in the Life:

The intern will be responsible for production work within the Road Inventory section. The work performed will play a significant role in furthering the state's data development. Duties include:

  • Assisting with the devlopment of various mapping of transportation infrastructure assets and projects for the department using ESRI ArcMap.
  • Conduct data quality checks using the latest GIS tools and performing cross-referencing queries to ensure data accuracy and locate errant attribute combinations.
  • Communicating with various Divisions within the department, state government, local agencies, and agency stakeholders relative to mapping and spatial analysis needs. Communications may be in person, via phone calls, or in various written formats.
  • Compile data and GIS layers from various sources into a single database or geodatabase.
  • Assist with preparation of documentation for departmental submittal to federal or related transportation associations.
  • Assist GIS staff in data reporting, data integration, data entry, tool development, and process improvement
  • Other Duties as Assigned
What You’ll Need For Success:
  • Working towards a Bachelor Degree in Geography, or related field, with a concentration on GIS Analysis.
  • Knowledge of GIS, urban or transportation planning, geography, or related fields of study is preferred
  • Experience with ESRI ArcMap, ModelBuilder, Python, performing queries is a plus.
  • A basic understanding of linear referencing, routing, spatial data concepts and relational databases are advantageous.
  • Must be comfortable working with very large datasets/spreadsheets and able to query data and apply formulas as needed
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in small multi-disciplined group environments
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.
Difficulty of Work:

The difficulty of work depends greatly on the background of the individual. The technical aspects can be daunting to someone not familiar with the fundamental concepts of GIS. Data entry, when necessary, can be repetitious and mundane at times.


The intern will be responsible for their work ethic, their accuracy, their ingenuity in solving issues/questions. Maintaining a standardization of processes, documentation of steps and the ability to replicate outcomes is crucial.

Working Conditions:
This role performs work in a standard office environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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