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Governor's Summer Intern- Traffic Engineering

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  26386

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 selected applicant will serve as a Traffic Safety Summer Intern for the Office of Traffic Safety in the Traffic Engineering Division, Indiana Department of Transportation. The Office of Traffic Safety’s goal is to reduce the number of severe and fatal crashes throughout the State of Indiana. The selected applicant will support this goal by contributing to studies of high crash locations. A Civil Engineering student who is interested in Traffic Engineering will thrive in this role as they are given responsibility for aspects of ongoing Traffic Safety projects. The selected applicant will be valued as a member of the safety team and will be expected to contribute to the ongoing projects in a meaningful way. Interested applicants should be prepared to think critically on actual engineering problems, work diligently to meet strict deadlines and defend proposed solutions by providing documented evidence and logical rational. The Intern will report to the Manager, Office of Traffic Safety.

A Day in the Life:
  • Assists staff engineers in conducting road system safety screening and detailed crash analysis to support programming of locations for safety improvement projects. This task will comprise 50% of work time.
  • Assists with design review of traffic signal and sign projects
  • Conducts a variety of traffic investigations.
  • Performs database management and updates data files as directed.
  • Assists Safety Engineers at various meetings, field checks, etc.
  • Conduct design tasks using CADD software as assigned. AutoCAD or MicroStation experience is desirable
  • Data entry and review of data in Microsoft Office Suite and Excel.


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:
  • Working towards a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering as a student at an ABET accredited university
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of civil engineering principles, techniques, procedures, criteria, plans and specifications and related data.  Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid engineering/technical conclusions; use statistical analysis, use software, cooperate with coworkers on group projects, handle routine and sensitive contacts with government officials, consultants, contractors and general public.
  • 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
  • Must possess a valid United States issued State Driver’s License.
  • 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 assigned data collection and analysis tasks. The intern will be assigned specific projects and work assignments. Work and recommendations will be made to the supervisor. 

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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