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Civil Engineer - Highway Design Intern

Date Posted:  Feb 23, 2021
Requisition ID:  172201

LaPorte, IN, US, 46350

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 be responsible for helping to develop and produce plans, specifications, and engineering estimates for various in-house road and/or bridge project.

A Day in the Life:

  • Assists in the development of detailed bridge and/or road, traffic, and maintenance plans for a variety of transportation projects prepared within the LaPorte District office; assist design engineers in conducting studies to assess feasibility and soundness of proposed project designs and to recommend changes based on findings regarding roadway and structure improvement type projects
  • Develops preliminary and detailed bridge and roadway drawings using CADD drafting techniques; drawings may include drainage, traffic control, general roadway, structures, rights-of-way, and signals, for example.
  • Assists in calculating and summarizing plan quantities, including pavement, earthwork and erosion control quantities, for example
  • Assists in the collection and analyses of field data as necessary
  • Assists with special projects and other duties as assigned

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Working towards a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • 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

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