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Governor's Summer Intern- Construction

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  26587

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.


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 Job:

INDOT is committed to providing its summer interns with one of the most practical, job-relevant experiences available to help them develop their professional skills and bolster their resume. In addition, our internships are designed to allow interns to work in a hands-on environment with current INDOT managers and leaders, allowing them to develop their communication and leadership skills.
Engineering opportunities available in the focuses of Bridge, Road, and transportation related Construction. 

This position is responsible for performing construction inspection, which includes assisting the Project Engineer / Supervisor / Construction Project Manager in documentation, inspection of work, and other related tasks. This position will shadow the construction personnel onsite and will be responsible for checking construction activities for State compliance, interpreting plans and specifications, and working with survey crews. Preparation of daily activities and documenting work operations will need to be performed.

A Day in the Life:
  • Complies with INDOT safety policies and procedures,
  • Performs work assigned by the project engineer / supervisor / construction project manager, ensuring that the tests, measurements, and inspections are completed and recorded in a timely manner,
  • Ensure required inspections are completed in a timely manner and are reported,
  • Ensure work conforms with appropriate plans, specifications, procedures, and policies,
  • Provides feedback to project engineer / supervisor / construction project manager on construction operations,
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
What You’ll Need For Success:
  • Enrolled in an ABET accredited university's Civil Engineering or Construction / Project Management related program. 
  • Considerable knowledge in use of computer;
  • Basic Knowledge of civil engineering technology or Construction Project Management;
  • Ability to understand civil engineering technology; use statistical analysis; comprehend & interpret plans & specifications to design standard plans; cooperate with co-workers on group projects; handle routine & sensitive contacts with public, government officials & property owners concerning assigned projects.
  • Detail Oriented;
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.
Difficulty of Work:

Work performed can vary from routine to high degree of difficulty. The work requires specialized knowledge of civil engineering and Construction Project Management, roadway, cost estimating. Employee works within established guidelines. Employee exercises judgment and decision making regarding district design or construction engineering work. Work is carried out under the specifications and guidelines based on established policies and procedures.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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