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Governor's Summer Intern- Construction

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  26533

Vincennes, IN, US, 47591

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:

This position will serve as an Engineering Intern for the Construction Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation. The Intern will be responsible for a variety of division projects and support. The objective of the position is to provide a valuable learning experience for the intern, as well as to assist the agency in completing their assignments and responsibilities. The Intern will report to a Project Engineer/Supervisor in the field. 

A Day in the Life:
  • Acts as on-site inspector exercising due diligence in overseeing the operations of contractors, in order to ensure compliance with specifications. Performs entry-level inspection duties such as collecting delivery tickets, checking temperatures, checking paver speed, and more technical tasks associated with project inspection
  • Checks for acceptable conformance of lines, grades, dimensions, and material requirements. Performs surveying, staking, plotting and computation of cross-sections.  Operates a variety of testing equipment, such as concrete air and slump test equipment, sand cone compaction testers, dynamic cone penetrometers, and lightweight deflectometers.  Makes concrete sample cylinders and beams for quality assurance (strength testing).  Samples aggregate as well as in-place hot mix asphalt and submits samples to the Testing Department and/or the Office of Material Management. Communicates deficiencies to contractor and monitors corrective action
  • Completes a variety of daily and other periodic reports such as daily construction diaries, material records, and testing records using the SiteManager system.  Provides input to Project Engineer/Supervisors in order to assist them in dispute resolution and in consideration of change order and extra work requests.  
  • 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
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 construction inspection in the field as well as entering field inspection and testing data from their work into SiteManager. 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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